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Ambassador Labs Wins Gold 2020 IT World Award®

September 4, 2020 | 4 min read

Ambassador Labs Wins Gold 2020 IT World Award®

Boston, MA – Sept 4, 2020Ambassador Labs (formerly known as Datawire), the company behind the most popular Kubernetes-native API gateway, Ambassador, today announced it was named GOLD winner for “API Management” in the 2020 Network Product Guide’s IT World Awards®. Winners will be celebrated in a virtual ceremony taking place in November.

The IT World Awards are industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide honoring achievements of the world’s best in organizational performance, product and service innovations, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in information technology and cyber security. Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2020 award winners.

Ambassador Labs was named Gold winner in the API Management category. With Ambassador, developers own services, not just the code behind the services. Developers can safely write, deploy, release, and run code, enabling them to rapidly change services and observe the impact of those changes. This process creates an accelerating loop of experimentation and improvement.

“We’re thrilled to be named an IT World Award winner,” said Richard Li, CEO, Ambassador Labs.  “Taking home the Gold in the API Management category reinforces the impact Kubernetes and Ambassador Labs is having on API Management.”

Built for Kubernetes managed environments, the Ambassador Edge Stack goes beyond traditional API Gateways and Ingress Controllers and offers advanced edge features needed to support developer self-service. Built on the industry-leading Envoy Proxy and available in both open-source and commercial editions, Ambassador Edge Stack supports DevOps processes  with feature -rich capabilities that make it easy for developers to control how they manage their development workflows at the edge with a self-service delivery approach.

For a complete list of the 2020 IT World Award winners, visit

About Ambassador Labs

Ambassador Labs (formerly known as Datawire) develops the most popular API gateway solution for Kubernetes. Built on the trusted Envoy Proxy, the Ambassador Edge Stack enables developers to own the services they deliver. Our customers code, test, and ship services at blistering fast rates compared to their competitors. This ease of installation, breadth of services, and support for full-cycle development have resulted in thousands of companies adopting Ambassador Edge Stack including Microsoft, PTC, Nvidia, and Ticketmaster.

About the IT World Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology and digital + cyber security. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America and organizations from all over the world participate each year. Learn more about the IT World Awards at

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