Service Mesh

The latest News and Information on Service Mesh, APIs and related technologies.


Implementing Istio in a Kubernetes cluster

As the complexity of a microservice architecture grows, it becomes important to implement a service mesh for better insights into your cluster and microservices. In this blog, Kristijan explains how Istio can be used as a service mesh, along with a detailed installation steps & configuration setup. Service Mesh? You’ve heard about it, but does it solve something, or is it just another hot buzzword in the industry?

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Application Resiliency for Cloud Native Microservices with VMware Tanzu Service Mesh

Modern microservices-based applications bring with them a new set of challenges when it comes to operating at scale across multiple clouds. While the goal of most modernization projects is to increase the velocity at which business features are created, with this increased speed comes the need for a highly flexible, microservices-based architecture. The result is that the architectural convenience created on day 1 by developers turns into a challenge for site reliability engineers (SREs) on day 2.


The Evolution of Service Mesh

The breaking down of large monolithic applications into multiple microservices has resulted in its own set of challenges. Service Meshes are the solution to some of these problems that have arisen as part of the microservices evolution. This article will explore the basics of a Service Mesh and the problem it’s trying to solve, as well as its various features and different open-source/commercial offerings. Then, you can decide if a Service Mesh is the right solution for your organization.


Service Mesh 102: Envoy Configuration

In my Service Mesh 101 article, I talked about some of the basics behind a service mesh: what it is, what it does and where Envoy fits into a service mesh. Having now covered those basics, I’d like to dig into some more in-depth content focused on the basics of Envoy configuration in a service mesh. Recall from the previous article that several different service meshes use Envoy. Istio is an example of a service mesh that leverages Envoy for its data planes.


Kuma 1.3 and Kong Mesh 1.4 Released With Service Map, CA Rotation, mTLS Permissive and 10+ features.

We are happy to announce a new major release of Kuma, and a new major release of Kong Mesh built on Kuma! Kuma 1.3 ships with 10+ new features and countless improvements. Kong Mesh ships we enterprise capabilities for large scale service mesh deployments. We strongly suggest to upgrade, in order to take advantage of the latest and greatest when it comes to service mesh.


Service Mesh 101: The Role of Envoy

If you’ve done any reading about service meshes, you’ve probably come across mentions of an open source project named Envoy. And if you’ve done any reading about Envoy, you’ve probably seen references to service meshes. How are these two technologies related? How are they different? Do they work together? I’ll attempt to answer all those questions in this blog post’s first and second parts, plus possibly a few more.


Podcast: Break Things on Purpose | Zack Butcher, Founding Engineer at Tetrate

Welcome back to another edition of “Build Things on Purpose.” This time Jason is joined by Zack Butcher, a founding engineer at Tetrate. They also break down Istio’s ins and outs and the lessons learned there, the role of open source projects and their reception, and more. Tune in to this episode and others for all things chaos engineering!


How to monitor containerized and service-meshed network communication with Datadog NPM

Containers are lightweight, portable, easily scalable, and enable you to run multiple workloads on the same host efficiently, particularly when using an orchestration platform like Kubernetes or Amazon ECS. But containers also introduce monitoring challenges. Containerized environments may comprise vast webs of distributed endpoints and dependencies that rely on complex network communication.