We are happy to announce a new release of Kuma! Kuma 1.4.1 ships with new features, more performance improvements, and bug fixes. We strongly suggest to upgrade, in order to take advantage of the latest and greatest when it comes to service mesh.


  • 🚀 Performance continues to be significantly improved. We’ve streamlined some JSON marshalling, which cuts memory consumption in half.
  • 🚀 Authentication tokens are now simpler to manage.
  • 🚀 Kubernetes Pods are automatically tagged to identify the Pod’s namespace, so you can easily build policies around the Pod.

And more! The full changelog is available here.

Join us on the community call!

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: neutral, open and inclusive.

The next community call will be hosted on January 12th, 2022 at 8:30am PST. Also don’t forget to follow Kuma on Twitter and star it on GitHub!


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

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