# Welcome to Kuma

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Welcome to the official documentation for Kuma, the Universal Control Plane.

Here you will find all you need to know about the product. While Kuma is ideal for Service Mesh and Microservices, you will soon realize that it can be used to modernize any architecture.

The word "Kuma" means "bear" in Japanese (クマ).