Use Cases

Automatically collect hundreds
of traces, logs and metrics

Modern microservices architectures cannot be built in the dark, with Kong Mesh our teams can automatically collect metrics and traces on the fly.

    Gain operational insights

    With Kong Mesh we can automatically extract service traffic metrics, traces and logs with 70+ charts and dashboards out of the box.

    Resolve bugs faster

    By automatically collecting observability metrics and traces without any code change required, we know exactly what to fix when things go south.

    Drastically accelerate development times

    With Kong Mesh we can provide observability as a service to every application without asking our teams to build it, on both Kubernetes and VMs.

    Case Study

    MS3 Selects Kong Mesh to Power its Next-Generation Integration Platform

    Yahoo! Japan - Looking Beyond the API Platform

    Papa John’s Accelerates Time to Market 3X with Kong


    “Our customers want to provide the best possible experience for their customers, and being agile and able to rapidly improve their software is critical to that,” said Aaron Weikle, CEO of MS3. With more of its businesses moving digital, MS3 needed a simple way to address cross-cutting concerns such as encryption, identity and tracing to accelerate the building of new cloud native applications using containers and Kubernetes.


    MS3 selected Kong Mesh to form the backbone of its new Enterprise Integration Platform. While other service meshes provided part of the solution with handling Kubernetes workloads, they fell short on their support for the virtual machines that form the bulk of MS3’s enterprise customers workloads.


    Being able to inject end-to-end security and tracing without introducing performance issues is huge for our customers. With Kong Mesh and Kong, we know that our customers will get a flexible, high-performance solution for all their needs, now and in the future.Aaron Weikle, CEO at MS3


    Innovation is at the core of Yahoo! Japan’s DNA. With its shift to microservices and an API-centric architecture, Yahoo! Japan needed more than just a gateway – it needed a true, high-performance platform built for centralizing and managing APIs across a modern architecture.


    “We moved rapidly towards microservices over the past few years, and we needed to centralize our APIs,” said Kanaderu Fukuda. With Kong as a single point for proxying and routing traffic across all its API endpoints, Yahoo! Japan was able to centralize authentication and authorization functionalities.


    With Kong, we knew that we would get something that would work perfectly with our technology today and set us up for where we want to go. Kong allows us to deploy on-premise, easily integrates with all the technologies we use across the company and gives us the flexibility we want to avoid vendor lock-in.Kanaderu Fukuda, Senior Manager at Yahoo! Japan


    Verifone needed to streamline a large-scale, complex global payments system without disrupting services for global customer and merchant base. This posed a challenge for the global architecture team at Verifone since ecommerce and physical payments are traditionally supported by completely different systems.


    Initially, the team at Verifone liked Kong because of its lightweight API gateway and the company’s focus on microservices. “As we learned more, Kong really stood out for being able to support lots of use cases.” said Hans van Leeuwen, Lead Architect at Verifone. “Kong’s flexible plugin architecture meant we could pick and choose the functionality we needed for each use case.”


    Since all regional payment systems were previously monoliths exposing APIs separately, the API gateway was a greenfield project for Verifone. "In moving to microservices, we knew we needed an API gateway."Hans van Leeuwen, Lead Architect at Verifone


    In the fast-evolving retail and restaurant marketplace, consumers are discovering and engaging with restaurants in a variety of formats and on a variety of devices. With integration to aggregators and other emerging channels representing a critical business opportunity for Papa John’s, refining the API strategy became a priority for the company’s technology team.


    Papa John’s chose Kong Enterprise as the service connectivity platform, including developer portal and integrations to CI/CD pipeline. Commerce Platform Team is at the center of the technology strategy for tapping into innovation wherever it resides, with integrations to various store, digital, and partner channels.


    As these integrations scaled up, the addition of a robust API Gateway solution like Kong to our technology stack was a no-brainer.Sarika Attal, Senior Director at Papa John’s

    Observability in 1-click

    Automatically collect metrics, traces, and logs for every service in theservices mesh without any code change in the applications.

    • 70+ charts out of the box, among the others
    • Native support for Prometheus, Grafana, Jager and Zipkin
    • Support for 3rd parties like Splunk, ELK and others
    • Multi-backend support for different meshes and applications
    • Support for federated multi-cluster and multi-cloud
    • Works on Kubernetes, VMs and bare metal

    Native service topology map

    In complex microservice-oriented applications, knowing where our traffic goes is critical to understand the big picture and trace dependencies across services.

    • Native out-of-the-box service map for every mesh
    • Built for scale on top of Prometheus and Grafana
    • No code changes required, works out of the box
    • Number of request, errors, and latency also visualized

    L4 and L7 metrics

    Our applications run on top of a large variety of services. Kong Mesh can extract metcircs for all of them even if they are not HTTP or gRPC based.

    • Support for HTTP, gRPC, and more/li>
    • Native support for Zipkin and Jaeger
    • Raw logs can be stored on 3rd party TCP servers/li>
    • Observability metrics get better and better on every release

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