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.

Managing APIs with Kubernetes

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 from this eBook

  • What is API management and what are the key strengths of an API gateway?
  • What are the components and types of Kubernetes ingress and what are the benefits?
  • What are the similarities and differences between Kubernetes Ingress and API gateways
  • The value and importance of lifecycle management for APIs