AWS Immersion Day Melbourne: Seamless APIM with Kong Konnect and Amazon EKS

Event Ended
February 1, 2024
555 Collins Street
MEL12, 555 Collins St Level 1, 7 -13, Melbourne Victoria 3000, Level 13 Gurrborra (13.304) Room

In-Person, Hands-on Workshop with Kong ANZ & AWS

Presented By
Rajeev Ramani
Rajeev Ramani
Solutions Engineer, ANZ
Robin Cher
Solutions Engineer (APAC), Kong

Digital transformation is built on APIs. Modern organizations use APIs to modernize access to legacy systems, liberate siloed data, and break down monolithic applications into smaller, easier-to-manage components in order to rapidly increase their pace of innovation and deliver new digital experiences. Paramount to successful modernization is an API-first strategy that leverages cloud-native technologies to achieve security, automation, and performance at scale.

In this Hands-On workshop, we will demonstrate the ways Konnect can help your organization adopt a federated API management model throughout its lifecycle, and show how the API Gateway pattern can be used for modernization.

Learning Objectives

  • Get an architectural overview of the Kong Konnect platform.
  • Set up Konnect runtime on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).
  • Learn what are services, routes and plugin.
  • Deploy a sample microservice and access the application using the defined route.
  • Use the platform to address the following use cases: Authentication and Authorization | Rate limiting | Response Transformer | Invoke AWS Lambda | Proxy caching
  • Learn how to do observability


09:00 Kong & AWS Introduction

09:30 Workshop Setup

10:00 Hands-on Workshop

12:00+ End of Workshop

What's Needed

  • AWS Account - sign-up for one
  • Kong Konnect Account - sign-up for one (FREE)
  • For more information on Command Line Utilities & for instructions on running Konnect Data Plane on Amazon EKS; read
  • Laptop with internet access

Attendees will follow the AWS Setup, Kong Konnect, Kong Konnect Service Hub, Kong Konnect Runtime Manager, Kong Plugins, and Monitoring.

* This workshop requires a free trial Kong Konnect Plus subscription and an AWS account where there is an IAM user/identity that has proper permissions to set up the necessary AWS components to work through the workshop, as well as introductory knowledge in Kubernetes. The facilitators will provide temporary AWS accounts to be used for the duration of the workshop, so that attendees can get hands-on experience. The facilitators will also walk attendees through Kong Konnect sign up.

** Kong Konnect Enterprise is a Service Connectivity platform that provides technology teams at multi-cloud and hybrid organisations the “architectural freedom” to build APIs and services anywhere. Kong’s Service Connectivity Platform provides a flexible, technology-agnostic platform that supports any cloud, platform, protocol, and architecture. Kong Konnect Enterprise supports the full lifecycle of service management, enabling users to easily design, test, secure, deploy, monitor, monetize, and version their APIs