June 29, 2021 09:00 ET | Source: Solo.io Solo.io
Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Solo.io, the modern API infrastructure company delivering application networking from the edge to service mesh, today announced the general availability of the company’s API gateway based on Envoy Proxy, Gloo Edge 1.8, which is bundled with Gloo Portal 1.0, a full-feature developer portal for API management to catalog and share APIs. Both products are an integral part of Solo.io’s comprehensive Gloo API Infrastructure Platform, which allows organizations to transform to a cloud-native application architecture by connecting application services, service meshes, clusters, and clouds.
“APIs are the building blocks for today’s modern applications, forming the foundation for developers, partners, and customers to quickly and securely interact with application services. Managing APIs effectively and efficiently is key, which is why we’ve focused on developing a full-feature API management system for enterprises,” said Idit Levine, CEO, Solo.io. “We are also excited to offer support for SOAP — and we’re the only vendor in the market to offer this critical feature. Our customers had been asking for a solution to SOAP, since they were forced to rely on old API gateway technologies in the absence of a clear migration path. Now our customers have modern, cloud native support.”
Gloo Edge 1.8 offers a number of new modern, cloud-native enhancements that will help enterprises facilitate and secure application traffic at the edge. These include:
“Solo.io, with its Gloo API Infrastructure Platform, continues to anticipate and deliver the modern application features customers need to stay competitive and deliver on their business goals,” said Paul Nashawaty, senior analyst at ESG. “We’re excited to learn about the new Gloo Edge enhancements, which provide customers even more control and flexibility in building, managing, and securing applications. Effective API management and high-performance application communication are key to safe application deployments and an optimal end-user experience.”
Solo.io also worked with Weaveworks to add Flagger to upstream open source Envoy Proxy, making it a more native component of Gloo Edge in the process.
“I am thankful to the Solo.io team for being one of the first contributors to Flagger. Over time, the integration between Flagger and Solo.io technologies kept improving and we’re now at a point where all the release strategies that Flagger knows about work seamlessly with Gloo Edge,” said Stefan Prodan, developer experience engineer, Weaveworks.
Meanwhile, the Gloo Portal 1.0 is now a GA feature that customers can use in tandem with their Gloo Edge deployments. New capabilities include:
“Gloo Portal’s integration with Gloo Edge delivers easy access to a full-feature API management solution,” said Christian Posta, global field CTO, Solo.io. “Plus, the new user API usage tracking feature provides customers with more accurate data than simple monitoring. The new Gloo Portal graph shows usage results over time, helping organizations build a stronger API business. Solo.io’s modern API infrastructure delivers the experience, features, and capabilities today’s enterprises need to derive the most value from their application investments.”
Additional Details and Availability
All aforementioned new features are available in the open source version of Gloo Edge, with the exception of SOAP/XSLT and redaction, which are only available in Gloo Edge Enterprise.
Gloo Portal is not bundled with Gloo Mesh, although it works with Istio and will be integrated with Gloo Mesh in the future.
Request a free trial of Gloo Edge and Gloo Portal today here. To connect, join the #gloo-edge, #gloo-enterprise, and #gloo-portal channels in the Solo.io Slack.
Solo.io, the modern service connectivity company, delivers API infrastructure from the edge to service mesh, helping enterprises adopt, secure, and operate innovative cloud native technologies. APIs drive microservices and cloud native technologies, forming the foundation for developers, partners, and customers to interact with application services quickly, effectively, and securely. Solo.io brings developer and operations tooling to manage and federate security and traffic control and tie together the integration points to enable and observe the application network. Founded in 2017 in Cambridge, MA, Solo.io is backed by Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures. For more information, visit https://www.solo.io/ or follow @soloio_inc.
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