Kong Inc. announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver the Kong Konnect service connectivity platform on the enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift. As part of this collaboration, Kong has achieved Red Hat Operator Certification for Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift. Kong is among the first Red Hat partners in API management to establish a technology collaboration and Operator certification for Red Hat OpenShift. The Kong Konnect solution can enable enterprises to accelerate time to market for new cloud native applications as the adoption of containers and Kubernetes soars. This collaboration allows organizations to deploy Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift, providing more unified connectivity across edge API gateway, Kubernetes Ingress and service mesh deployments. The combination of Kong Konnect Enterprise and Red Hat OpenShift can help organizations enable microservices and cloud native architectures in support of their digital transformation initiatives across hybrid and multi-cloud. As a certified Red Hat Operator, Kong Konnect is now available on Red Hat Marketplace, an open cloud marketplace that makes it easier to discover and access certified software for container-based environments across the hybrid cloud. Kong's Operator certification helps enterprises install and automate day-2 operations of Kong Konnect on OpenShift. Enterprises can more easily launch Kong Konnect's API gateway, Kubernetes Ingress and management solution on Red Hat OpenShift.