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Description

What is Kong?

Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.

What is Shields.io?

Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Kong?
37 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Shields.io?
4 companies on StackShare use Shields.io

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Kong and Shields.io?

  • Istio - Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
  • linkerd - Twitter-Style Operability for Microservices
  • seneca - A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js
  • Micro - A microservice toolkit

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