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The Envoy Gateway project wants to bring Envoy to the masses – TechCrunch

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts their biannual Kubecon+ CloudNativeCon conference this week, so perhaps it’s not surprising that we’ll be hearing some news about open source cloud infrastructure projects over the next few days. But the day before the event, the CNCF has news: It is launching a new project centered around Envoy, the popular proxy originally developed and open sourced by Lyft in 2016. The new Envoy Gateway Leverages the core of Envoy with a simplified deployment model and API layer to help new users get started with Envoy as an API gateway.

In addition, the CNCF merges two existing CNCF API gateway projects, contour and emissary, with Envoy Gateway. Both projects have already developed API gateway functions for Envoy, but the CNCF argues that this new approach will allow the community to converge around a single Envoy-branded API gateway core. The new project, the organization explains in today’s announcement, aims to “rto avoid duplicating efforts around security, control plane technicalities, and other common concerns” and allowing vendors to focus on building on Envoy and this new project rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.

The Envoy API will essentially be the Kubernetes Gateway API with Envoy specific extensions, and the overall project aims to reduce the complexity of deploying Envoy as an API Gateway.

The downside to Envoy’s success as a component of many different architecture types and vendor solutions is that it is inherently low-level. Envoy is not easy software to learn,” explains the CNCF. “While the project has had great success and has been adopted by major engineering firms around the world, it is only marginally adopted for smaller and simpler use cases where nginx and HAProxy are still dominant.”

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