Does Kong API Load Balance?

I was wondering if KONG API acted as a Load-Balancer? Or would I need to utilize a load-=balancer and several instances of KONG API?

Thank you!

This cover what you wanted to know about Kong load balancing capabilities?

We too are thinking to drop F5 GTM + LTM’s in front of micro services in multi datacenter and let Kong handle some load balancing but have not tested it a whole lot yet. I think they are still working on https active health checks for their upstream resources still(the healthcheck repo has the pr needed for it to work but I think they had some other dao changes or something preventing it to be used at this exact moment now, related:, actually looks like the underlying PR made it to next branch so I suppose will make into Kong CE 15 maybe?)).