Kong Introduces Kong Force to provide digital innovation to customers


 Kong Inc , creators of the leading service connectivity platform, today introduced KongForce, its second-generation partner program that now includes more than 200 partners, a tenfold increase since 2019. During this same period, Kong’s revenue through partners and the channel doubled year over year and is poised to accelerate in the next 12 months. Kong has established partnerships with leading technology and service providers including AWS, Infosys, Okta, Publicis Sapient, Red Hat and Wipro, among others.

“Kong has experienced truly phenomenal growth since 2019 in large part due to our vibrant partner ecosystem, which has surged 925% in three years,” said Ken Kim, vice president of business development at Kong Inc. “With KongForce, we are thrilled to give back to our global partners by delivering additional resources and support so they can maximize their Kong business opportunity. Our goal is to become the recognized partner of choice for API and microservices connectivity in the cloud.”

Global 5000 companies are accelerating the transition to becoming truly digital enterprises as they embrace hybrid and multi-cloud architectures that provide greater agility, resilience and flexibility than monolithic architectures of the past. KongForce enables technology providers, value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) to help their customers become digital-first organizations so they can remain competitive in today’s environment by creating engaging new digital experiences and business models that are powered by APIs and microservices.

“Our KongForce program enables our partner ecosystem to address the connectivity challenges companies face as they undergo digital transformation and unleash new digital experiences and business models,” said Kristian Györkös, VP of alliances at Kong Inc. “Kong’s partners can future-proof their service offerings and enable their customers to stay at the forefront of digital innovation for years to come with cloud-native technology that works with any underlying infrastructure. This arms them with the speed, scale and performance needed in today’s business environment.”

How KongForce Drives Business Forward

Kong’s partner program framework is modern, digital and designed to support current market needs. KongForce will revolutionize the way Kong engages and supports each partner through an improved onboarding process, simplified legal procedure and access to more tailored resources to ignite marketing and sales activity in the field.

Partners gain access to the KongForce Partner Portal, a custom-built, all-inclusive platform that enables solution providers to collaborate with their customers to build new, modern architectures. The portal provides access to key tools and assets, including:

  • Sales and technical certification 
  • Clear and favorable margins that strongly encourage partners to drive sourced business
  • Sales and marketing support, including collateral, ebooks, videos and “campaign in a box” resources to name a few
  • Market development funds program to help partners drive leads and build a healthy pipeline of business.

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