Guest post by Marco Palladino, CTO & Co-Founder at Kong; Creator & maintainer of Kuma

Kuma 1.0 is now generally available with over 70 features and improvements ready to use and deploy in production to create modern distributed service meshes for every application running on multiple clusters, clouds, including Kubernetes and VM-based workloads.

Before we unpack this release, a big thank you to the community and to the users that have helped releasing this major version of Kuma with their contributions and feedback.

Don’t forget to follow Kuma on GitHub and ask any questions on the community slack.

Kuma dashboard

Kuma 1.0 ships with 65+ charts out of the box for Grafana, although you can collect data from any other system too with the TrafficLog and TrafficMetrics policies.

Notable Improvements in 1.0

This new version comes with significant new capabilities and improvements around the following areas:

Multi-Zone 🌎

Services & Policies 🚀

Performance 📊

Security 🔒

And much more! For a complete list of features and updates, take a look at the full changelog.

Screenshot of Kuma Global Overview
Kuma 1.0 ships with a new – more scalable – browser GUI.

Community Calls + Slack

Join us on our community channels to learn more about Kuma, including our official Slack chat! The community channels are useful to get up and running with Kuma, as well as to learn how to contribute to and discuss the project roadmap. Kuma is a CNCF Sandbox project, and we welcome everybody to contribute and ask questions.

Don’t forget to follow Kuma on Twitter!


Be sure to carefully read the Upgrade Guide before upgrading Kuma.