Solo.io has 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.
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 support for SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)/XSLT: additional XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) 3.0 support that can be used to modernize SOAP/XML clients and endpoints without fully eliminating SOAP from the web service portfolio, providing a more comprehensive path to modernize applications.
New features make it easy for customers to define, set up, and configure their applications and expose their own values in Helm, a CNCF project that enables users to define, install, and upgrade Kubernetes applications, as well as share software with others.
Also, the addition of Weaveworks’ Flagger as a native part of Gloo Edge for CI/CD management and traffic routing for A/B and canary testing. The enablement of the use of schemas to validate CRD functions, as a schema is required for CRDs with Kubernetes 1.22 and newer.
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: Showback, chargeback, usage tracking of APIs; improved self-service usability as well as full Gloo Edge integration.
All 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.