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Linux Journal – Tetrate Hosting First Server Mesh Industry Conference

Tetrate will be hosting the first-ever Service Mesh Industry Conference in San Francisco on March 28th and 29th. From the press release: “Service Mesh day 2019 is hosted by Tetrate and supported by Google, Juniper Networks, Capital One, and open source foundations including Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and ONF. The conference will bring together open source experts, cloud providers, customers and industry influencers to explore the use of service mesh technology in enterprise environments. The conference will explore issues such as managing microservices for any app, at any scale, decentralized security controls and the future evolution of service mesh technologies. Attendees will have a chance to network with users and creators in this space who are pioneering service mesh deployments first-hand and participate in conversations that will shape the direction of the industry.” The full schedule is here, and you can purchase tickets here.

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The New Stack – Cloud Providers vs. Open Source, the Open Source Leadership Summit

Service Mesh Startup Tetrate Aims to Bring Enterprise Scalability to Istio, Envoy: In a  surprise announcement at the event, we learned of a set of service mesh technologies from a new startup called Tetrate, founded by now-CEO Varun Talwar, who created the popular service mesh Istio at Google. It will be a while before we see the bits, but at least the newfound company has released some open source utilities — including GetEnvoy, Apache Skywalking, and the Tetrate Istio Cloud Map Operator.

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CRN – Cloud Startups Reel In Funding

Enterprise Service Mesh Company Tetrate Launches With Dell Backing Tetrate emerged from stealth mode to launch a new enterprise service mesh company with $12.5 million in funding.

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Crunchbase News – Other Interesting Rounds From Last Week

San Francisco-based Tetrate raised $12.5 million in a massive seed round to launch and scale its open source software: its Istio network service mesh and distributed proxy service, EnvoyDell Technologies Capital led the round; Intel CapitalRain CapitalSamsung NEXT, and 8VC round out the named institutional investors in the deal. Several angel investors participated as well.

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Silicon Valley Daily – Tetrate Launches With $12.5 Million

Tetrate has launched with $12.5M in funding, led by Dell Technologies Capital with participation from 8VC, Intel Capital, Rain Capital and Samsung NEXT. The funding round also includes participation from industry executives Pankaj Patel, former Chief Development Officer at Cisco; Guido Appenzeller, Chief Product Officer at Yubico and former CTO Cloud & Networking at VMware; BV Jagadeesh, founder of Netscaler & Managing partner at KAAJ Ventures and Shiva Rajaraman, Chief Product Officer at WeWork, and others supporting Tetrate’s mission.

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Forbes – Tetrate Aims To Make Service Mesh Accessible And Enterprise Ready

Tetrate, a San Francisco-based startup emerged out of stealth with a funding of $12.5 million. The company aims to make service mesh – a critical building block of microservices – more accessible to enterprises.

With the service mesh technology becoming critical for the success of microservices deployments, the launch is well-timed and opportune for Tetrate.

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Container Journal – Tetrate Launches Istio Service Mesh Offering

Tetrate this week emerged from stealth to launch what it describes as an enterprise-class implementation of a service mesh based on the open source Istio project.

Fresh off raising $12.5 million in funding, Tetrate’s goal is to deliver a service mesh based on Istio that will span both modern containerized applications running on Kubernetes and legacy applications running on virtual machines and bare-metal servers, says CEO Varun Talwar.

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Linux Journal – Tetrate Launched

Tetrate, a new enterprise-grade service mesh from the creators of gRPC and Istio, launched yesterday. Varun Talwar, CEO of Tetrate and formerly co-creator of Istio at Google, says “Tetrate’s mission is to create a secure and flexible application networking layer to help enterprises transition from their decades-old rigid networking stack. Our tools and technologies will help customers with availability and manageability of their applications as they undergo this transformation.” In addition, “Tetrate is launching with $12.5 million in funding from Dell Technologies Capital, as well as from participating investors 8VC, Intel Capital, Rain Capital, and Samsung NEXT.” It also plans to use the funding to “extend its open-source leadership and further contribute to the open-source community”. See this ITOps Times article for more information.

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SDxCentral – Tetrate Wraps Envoy, Istio Into an Easier to Deploy Service Mesh

Envoy and Istio have quickly become two of the more prominent platforms in the burgeoning service mesh space. But, startup Tetrate thinks that they are too hard for enterprises to actually use and have launched a platform with the notion of making that process more seamless.

Tetrate CEO Varun Talwar, explained that organizations are looking for a more consistent way to manage their applications that are often deployed across multiple infrastructure locations. The Tetrate platform can manage the connection of those applications across on-premises, cloud, containers, and virtual machines (VMs), he explained.

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IT Ops Times – New service mesh emerges from the creators of gRPC and Istio

The creators of gRPC and Istio have created a new enterprise-grade service mesh that is launching today. Tetrate is built on top of Istio and Envoy, and adds enterprise-grade scalability, performance, and ecosystem adapters. Envoy is a network load balancer for microservices, while Istio is a service mesh that acts as a control plane layer over Istio.

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