The Difference Between API Gateways and Kubernetes Ingress

This eBook illustrates the differences between API gateways and Kubernetes Ingress — and how you can leverage both to manage APIs in a Kubernetes environment.

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    As the complexity and scale of business applications grow, organizations are increasingly adopting containerization to build and deploy their applications. With this new trend comes a need for shifting paradigms in how we orchestrate our containerized applications and how we manage their underlying APIs.

    Running APIs at scale is a common motivator for organizations that implement Kubernetes in their infrastructure to manage vast numbers of services with high availability and built-in scalability.  This eBook will discuss some of the different ways to manage APIs in a Kubernetes environment and how those choices can affect your overall experience and performance.

    Key takeaways:

    • Key strengths of an API gateway
    • What is Kubernetes ingress?
    • Kubernetes ingress vs. API gateway
    • The importance of full lifecycle management for APIs