WebAssembly
Tetrate

New in Istio 1.12: Wasm-based extensions and ecosystem

New WebAssembly infrastructure in Istio makes it easy to inject additional functionality into mesh deployments

Three years in the making, Istio now has a powerful extension mechanism for adding custom and third-party Wasm modules to sidecars in the mesh. Tetrate engineers Takeshi Yoneda and Lizan Zhou have been instrumental in making this happen. This post will cover the basics of Wasm in Istio and why it matters followed by a short tutorial on building your own Wasm plugin and deploying it to the mesh.

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Gartner Cool Vendor
Announcements, Tetrate

Tetrate named 2021 Cool Vendor by Gartner

by JJ and Varun

We are excited to share that Tetrate is recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing. When we started Tetrate in 2018, we had the clear vision to productize and simplify application connectivity and security for cloud native apps and workloads. We were able to attract many talented engineers to lead, steer, and contribute to the Istio, Envoy, and Apache SkyWalking projects in open source. We had the right talent and technology ingredients to build a product that could comprehensively address application security, connectivity, observability, and reliability to enable uninterrupted end-user experience. We were all aligned on the product vision.

But from the beginning, we always knew that building a product for enterprise customers requires empathy. We partnered with our early customers to listen, learn, ideate, and iterate on product features and capabilities. We found that the real need was more than just a service mesh. The real need was to bridge legacy and modern, to pave a path to safely modernize. The real need was to bridge on-premises with on-cloud, to pave a path for seamless movement of workloads between them. The real need was to go beyond conventional perimeter security, to be able to secure all applications in a consistent way. These and many more learnings went into building Tetrate Service Bridge. That’s how it gets done at Tetrate, now and forever.

Jeff Bezos said it well,

“We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent.”

 

Gartner’s cool vendor recognition is an important milestone and a validation for Tetrate Service Bridge. It’s a milestone but not the destination. There is a lot to do and more to come. Thanks to Gartner for the recognition, and to our customers and partners. You can read the report to learn what Gartner has to say about Tetrate and our product. Our congratulations to the other companies and their products that were recognized as well!

Download the Gartner 2021 Cool Vendor report



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AWS + Tetrate
Announcements, AWS, Tetrate

Tetrate now available in AWS Marketplace

For most organizations, modernizing enterprise applications is a journey. During this journey, it’s not uncommon for applications to migrate from datacenters to clouds, VMs to containers, with concerns and requirements spanning from edge to workload and everywhere in between––often all at the same time. Istio, the most widely deployed and de facto standard service mesh, helps enterprises manage application modernization along every step of that journey. And now, Tetrate Istio Subscription (TIS) is available for Amazon customers on the AWS Marketplace, making it the first hardened Istio subscription with enterprise support available there.

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Rock climber
Tetrate Service Bridge

Multi-site failover with Tetrate Service Bridge

Microservices bring many benefits to any organization’s software practice. It can be efficiency, speed of changes and improvements, granularity of control over application behavior, solid and stable end-user experience with multiple instances of the service running in parallel, and also global reach with ability to get services closer to the user geographical location and more.

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AWS + Tetrate
Announcements, AWS, Istio, Service Mesh, Tetrate Service Bridge

EKS is Anywhere and so is Tetrate

Tetrate works with Amazon EKS and EKS Anywhere to bring seamless connectivity and management to Kubernetes applications both on-premises and in the cloud. One of Tetrate’s founding goals is to enable our customers to manage their applications everywhere––from edge to workload, between services and VMs, in datacenters and the cloud––and to do it securely, reliably, and scalably while providing a consistent experience to IT ops and developers across these environments.

That goal aligns perfectly with EKS Anywhere, Amazon’s new Kubernetes offering that reaches beyond AWS. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed compute platform for containers that allows customers to avoid the undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in using roll-your-own Kubernetes to run modern applications on AWS. EKS Anywhere is a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that enables customers to easily create and operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises, including virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal servers. With EKS Anywhere, Amazon offers its customers a consistent Kubernetes experience both on-premises and in the cloud.

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API Gateway, Istio, Service Mesh

Using Istio service mesh as API Gateway

API gateways have been around for a long time as the entry point for clients to access the back-end, mainly to manage “north-south” traffic, In recent years, service mesh architectures have become popular, mainly for managing internal systems,(i.e. “east-west” traffic), while a service mesh like Istio also has built-in gateways that bring traffic inside and outside the system under unified control. This often creates confusion for first-time users of Istio. What is the relationship between the service mesh and the API gateway? How does Istio’s gateway work? What are the ways to expose the services in the Istio mesh? This article gives you the answer.

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Announcements

Tetrate Announces Opening of Asia Pacific Office in Singapore

Today, Tetrate, the leader in application-aware networking and service mesh technologies, announced the opening of a Singapore office to expand the company’s presence in the APAC region. Tetrate appointed Karthik Viswanathan as the APAC sales leader and Adrian Cole as head of engineering to build out its team in Asia. Viswanathan has grown sales organizations for Cloudhealth (acquired by VMWare) and Fortinet, and Cole is a co-founder and major contributor to open source projects like JClouds, Spring Cloud Sleuth and OpenZipkin. Earlier this year in March, Tetrate raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. Other investors include Scale Venture Partners, NTTVC, Dell Technologies CapitalIntel Capital, 8VC, and Samsung NEXT

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Envoy proxy & GetEnvoy, Tetrate

Get started with Envoy in 5 minutes

Envoy is the engine that keeps Istio running. If you’re familiar with Istio, you know that the collection of all Envoys in the Istio service mesh is also referred to as the data plane

In this blog post, we’ll look at the fundamentals of Envoy: the building blocks of the proxy and, at a high level, how the proxy works. Understanding this will help you better understand how Istio works.

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