October 31, 2023

The API-first ingress-as-a-service platform: Exclusive VMblog Video Interview | ngrok at KubeCon 2023

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In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Alan Shreve, Chief Executive Officer at ngrok.

Watch as we learn more about ngrok and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

ngrok is a secure unified ingress platform that combines global server load balancing, reverse proxy, firewall, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller to deliver applications and APIs across every stage of the development lifecycle from any cloud, datacenter, or home network. ngrok brings secure ingress to your test/dev environments, external networks you don't control as well as apps and APIs in production. Over 5 million developers use ngrok for testing webhooks and previewing apps and the world's top technology brands - including Microsoft, GitHub, Okta, Shopify, Zoom, and Twilio - advocate ngrok as a key integration partner. ngrok is venture backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Coatue.

You can visit their website: http://ngrok.com/


0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Welcome to Alan Shreve, Chief Executive Officer at ngrok
0:40 - Background on ngrok
2:04 - How does ngrok fit within the KubeCon ecosystem?
3:07 - What problems do you solve? And what are the use cases?
5:05 - A deeper dive into the technology and what's unique or differentiated
8:29 - Any new announcements being made at the show?
10:16 - Talking trends and themes heading into 2024
11:17 - Demo
16:40 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for VMBlog.com and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


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