Service Meshes are currently a very popular topic in IT: Microservices architectures are growing continuously and with them the difficulty of keeping track. We spoke with Patrick Arnold, IT consultant at Pentasys AG, about service meshes such as Istio, Linkerd and solo.io and best practices when using them.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we welcomed the latest version of Kubernetes as well as Istio 1.2. Let’s have a look.
Istio 1.1 might have taken some extra time to go live but its successor, 1.2 comes along swiftly! With Istio 1.2, features that have been delivered over the past several 1.1.x releases are now officially part of the build. Let’s have a look.
Microservices architecture can be complex to configure. If you have a polyglot environment, how would you make sure all of the stacks can address the same concerns in a consistent way? This is where a service mesh comes in!
It’s been eight months since Istio 1.0 was released so now it’s time to welcome the next version. The theme for 1.1 is Enterprise Ready, which means the team has worked hard to make sure companies using Istio will have a smooth ride.
Do you need a cloud-based platform for your microservices? In this article, Emily Jiang explores how the popular service mesh Istio can be used to harness the open source power of Eclipse Profile to deploy microservices securely.
The latest edition of ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar has highlighted what a lot of commentators already know: Istio and Knative are worth exploring but so are WebAssembly and Flutter. What’s even more interesting is that there are no languages, tools or platforms on the ‘adopt’ list so it’s safe to say that no one is missing out on anything.
A match made in heaven? If you’re wondering what the microservices in your Istio service mesh are doing, Kiali’s got you covered. This new project helps you visualize the service mesh topology, and offers visibility into features like circuit breakers, request rates and more. Have we mentioned it runs on OpenShift and Kubernetes? Let’s have a closer look.
Istio 101: “The future of the service mesh is one which operates in symbiosis with technologies like Knative and Apache Whisk”
Istio is gaining a lot of attention especially now that 1.0 is here. But does it have what it takes to become the de facto service mesh for Kubernetes? If you ask Brian ‘Redbeard’ Harrington, Product Manager for Istio at Red Hat, the answer is yes. “With Istio, the deployment is straightforward and the integration with Kubernetes is top notch. It feels as if it should have been there all along.”