As we shift into 2022, we’d like to share some of the highlights and milestones Tetrate has reached in 2021 with your support. Since its founding in March 2018, Tetrate has been growing its capacity to fulfill what it set out to do– to reimagine application networking. This, our fourth year, was bookended by our Series B fundraising round led by Sapphire Ventures and our recent designation as a Gartner Cool Vendor for Cloud Computing. Here’s a snapshot of top company milestones we accomplished together in 2021:
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 Capital, Intel Capital, 8VC, and Samsung NEXT.
Enterprises are increasing their investments in digital transformation and in hiring the right talent to accelerate the journey. According to the 2020 open source jobs report from Linux Foundation, 52% of hiring managers are more likely to hire someone with a certification, up from 47% two years ago. Not so surprisingly, 93% of hiring managers report difficulty finding sufficient talent. Tetrate today announced the public availability of its exam for Certified Istio Administrator by Tetrate (CIAT) that evaluates skill, knowledge, and ability to perform Istio service mesh installation and configuration as well as configure traffic management, resilience and fault injection, and use security features of the Istio service mesh. This follows the February launch of the free training and certification course on Istio Fundamentals. Over 600 IT professionals have taken the training since then.
Service mesh architecture provides a rich set of features for controlling and securing communications among services. Encryption in transit is a feature that will be critical for financial institutions and other industries working within regulatory frameworks, including PCI, HIPAA, and others.
New tooling is now available to make it easier for developers to create custom extensions for the Envoy proxy.
In this interview (also available as a Make it Mesh podcast), Tetrate Engineer Yaroslav Skopets, an Envoy contributor and GetEnvoy maintainer, explains how WebAssembly (Wasm) makes Envoy extensibility more accessible, and how developers can quickly get started with Tetrate’s open source GetEnvoy extensibility toolkit.
September 29, 2020 — The Envoy Product Security Team (PST) announced the availability of a security fix and a series of patches for Envoy versions 1.12,1.13, 1.14 and 1.15 to address two high-risk vulnerabilities related to header values and HTTP URL paths. In response to CVE-2020-25017. Additionally the Istio community recommends users to upgrade to 1.6.11+ for 1.6.x deployments or 1.7.3 or later for 1.7.x deployments.
Istio founders and contributors Zack Butcher, Sven Mawson, and Liam White discussed all things Istio– covering the latest Istio 1.7 release, what’s to come in 1.8, and practical advice for end users of Istio and the Envoy proxy in Tetrate’s September Istio AMA session.
The release of Istio 1.7 was highly anticipated by the service mesh community and end-users because it addresses a problem that Tetrate was founded to solve: Bringing VMs into the mesh.
As an Open Source project, Envoy has a huge following, and the user numbers are continuing to grow because of how it can be used to solve networking problems that occur in any large, distributed system. But what is it? How do you get started?
How do Virtual Machines and containers talk to each other? How does an Istio mesh make that process easier? Since Istio’s 1.6 release, which has helped bring VMs under control of the mesh, it becomes significantly easier. Istio’s aim as a project is to make life easier, and give organizations a single point of control.