Envoy Proxy based API Gateway

Gloo is a cloud-native API Gateway and Ingress Controller built on Envoy Proxy to connect, secure and control traffic across all your application services. Modernize to microservices architecture and scale your edge operations with a lightweight, yet powerful control plane for distributed environments.

Connect, control and secure all your microservices
Lightning fast performance with high throughput and low latency
Lightweight and stateless architecture effortlessly scales
Easy to set up and use. Intuitive dashboards make sharing information simple.

Now Available - Gloo Gateway version 1.5

The latest release of our popular API gateway includes improvements to multi-cluster failover, traffic control, AWS Lambda integration, external Auth, and the dev-to-ops experience

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Product Features

Gloo is a fully featured API Gateway and Ingress Controller for cloud-native environments. Gloo supports connecting to a wide range of workloads to secure and manage that

Kubernetes-Native Architecture for Cloud Native Applications
Built on Envoy Proxy, the Leading Cloud Native Proxy


  • All Workload Types
  • Auto Service Discovery
  • HTTP Routing
  • TCP Proxy
  • gRPC Web
  • CORS
  • Kubernetes Services
  • Consul Services
  • Serverless Functions
  • Configuration Validation
  • Request / Response Transformation
  • Service Mesh integration
  • Developer Portal
  • Global Failover Routing


  • TLS
  • Hashicorp Vault Secrets
  • Let’s Encrypt
  • Custom Authentication (DIY)
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Web App Firewall (WAF)
  • Basic Authentication
  • API Key
  • JSON Web Token (JWT)
  • LDAP Support
  • OAuth / OIDC
  • Open Policy Agent


  • Admin Dashboard (Read Only)
  • Role Delegation
  • Access Logging & Usage Stats
  • Prometheus and Grafana
  • Tracing
  • Circuit Breaking
  • Retries
  • Timeouts
  • Traffic Shifting
  • Traffic Shadowing
  • Rate Limiting (DIY)
  • WebAssembly
  • Admin Dashboard (Full Access)
  • Advanced Rate Limiting
  • Federated Multi-Cluster Management

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Gloo is a flexible and extensible control plane for Envoy Proxy. Gloo configures Envoy Proxy to shape, control and secure application traffic between end users and applications.

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Hashicorp Nomad
  • Kubernetes
  • Openstack
  • VMware
Connect Microservices
  • Containers
  • Monoliths
  • Serverless
Serverless Integrations
  • AWS Lambda
  • Azure Functions
  • Google Functions
  • Knative
Security Integrations
  • Hashicorp Vault
  • Let’s Encrypt
Service Mesh Integrations
  • AWS App Mesh
  • Hashicorp Consul
  • Istio
  • Linkerd
  • Solo.io Service Mesh Hub

At Mission Lane, we are modernizing our platform to support microservices at scale, leveraging platforms like Kubernetes and GitOps methodology to empower and enable our developers to build new services. We chose Gloo as our API gateway because of its Kubernetes native, developer-centric experience in building and exposing the APIs of our different application services as code, seamlessly supporting our adoption of GitOps.

Ronak Patel
 Senior Manager Cloud Platforms, Mission Lane

ParkMobile partnered with Solo.io because we were looking for the most innovative and flexible solutions on the market to power our growing platform. With over 16 million users of our application and a complex ecosystem of integrations, ParkMobile relies on Gloo Enterprise and the supporting product suite for best-in-class API gateway and hybrid application communications that also adds in the power of monitoring and security to ensure peak performance of our platform at all times.

Matt Ball
CTO, ParkMobile

With Gloo Enterprise, Vonage has access to a single, cloud native gateway that serves APIs spanning from legacy servers to modern serverless and Kubernetes-based services. Gloo Enterprise’s robust technology, coupled with the collaborative Solo.io team, allows us to deploy these capabilities across regions and cloud providers, while integrating with our authentication mechanism to deliver business requirements for advanced usage plans and with our CI/CD pipelines to enable Vonage’s autonomous team.

Sagi Dudai
CTO, Vonage

Use Cases

API Gateway

Microservices applications require an API Gateway to act as a central point of access between the end users and the potentially hundreds of backend services.

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Kubernetes Ingress

Kubernetes requires an ingress controller as part of the orchestration platform to manage incoming traffic to the containerized applications. Gloo provides a robust Kubernetes Ingress Controller

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Service Mesh Integration

Service Mesh is a technology that facilitates the service to service communication (east/west) for distributed applications. Gloo seamlessly integrates to service mesh for end to end traffic control and management

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Knative brings serverless to Kubernetes with three components including build, eventing and serving. Gloo is an official provider for Knative Serving.

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