Cloud networking company Solo.io has introduced Gloo Platform 2.3 and a preview of Gloo Fabric. The existing platform gets new features, while Fabric allows users to migrate more applications to the cloud.

Solo.io came out in late 2022 with the Gloo Platform, combining multiple application networking aspects. The goal of the service is to make zero-trust networking easier. As more and more industries are introducing cloud services, getting all kinds of applications to communicate with each other is a big challenge. In a blog post, Solo.io highlights some features of version 2.3 that help with this.

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Gloo Portal already existed within Solo.io’s suite of services but is getting a facelift. For example, it offers a modular API management framework that acts as a Kubernetes-native solution. First, it was simply an add-on within Gloo Gateway/Edge to organize APIs internally. Now, according to Solo.io, it is ready to address the needs of modern app developers.

In addition, Gloo Mesh gets support for GraphQL, which enables “data stitching”. This is an open standard for merging existing APIs within the GraphQL framework. Finally, Solo.io has enhanced Istio Service Mesh with Ambient for lower cost and higher security. It should improve all deployments of Kubernetes for Solo.io customers.

Fabric

In addition to the announcement of version 2.3, Solo.io has previewed new features through Gloo Fabric. The goal is to enable multi-cloud networking securely. It can handle applications based on both virtual machines and containers, in addition to serverless applications. This makes Gloo Fabric more flexible than competitors’ products, according to Solo.io. The so-called “Virtual Cloud” allows applications of different types to work together in a zero-trust environment. The feature is currently being tried out during KubeCon/CloudNativeCon at RAI Amsterdam.

Users of Solo.io include BMW, the Ministry of Justice and Security, ING and SAP.

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