Building Ambassador, an Open Source API Gateway on Kubernetes and Envoy

API Gateways are a popular pattern for exposing your service endpoints to the consumer. At Datawire, we wanted to expose a number of our cloud services to our end users via an API Gateway. All of our cloud services run in Kubernetes, so we wanted to deploy the API gateway on Kubernetes as well. And finally, we wanted something that was open source.

We took a look at Tyk, Kong, and a few other open source API Gateways, and found that they had a common architecture — a persistent data store...

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