To give you the latest on the Istio service mesh, Tetrate hosted a live Ask Me Anything about Istio webinar on Dec. 16, 2021, with Istio engineers Zack Butcher, Weston Carlson, and Vikas Choudhary; Zack Butcher is an Istio contributor and member of its steering committee. These were our top takeaways.
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.
1.8 is the last version of Istio to be released in 2020, it keeps following the trade winds and listen to the users’ feedback, which has the following major updates:
One of Envoy’s many powers is traffic routing and load balancing. For any dynamic environment that’s subject to regular changes, it needs a dynamic configuration mechanism that is capable of enabling users to make those changes easily, and most importantly, with no downtime.
If you are looking for a more efficient solution to observe your service mesh instead of using a Mixer-based solution, this is exactly what you need.
Tetrate’s partnership with AWS, with today’s announcement of Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D), provides their joint customers with unified application connectivity and security across workloads, on-premises and on AWS cloud. EKS-D was unveiled at re:Invent 2020 as a Kubernetes offering that can run on-premises, in data centers owned or operated by customers. There are several benefits to EKS-D that we believe will be useful for customers in accelerating, streamlining, and unifying the efforts needed to modernize their applications and cloud migration.
Istio is a popular service mesh to connect, secure, control, and observe services. When it was first introduced as open source in 2017, Kubernetes was winning the container orchestration battle and Istio answered the needs of organizations moving to microservices. Although Istio claims to support heterogeneous environments such as Nomad, Consul, Eureka, Cloud Foundry, Mesos, etc., in reality, it has always worked best with Kubernetes — on which its service discovery is based.
KubeCon North America will be held virtually this Nov. 17-20 along with the CNCF’s co-located ServiceMeshCon North America running Nov. 17 from 7 to 3 PST. Tetrate is excited to sponsor KubeCon this year & while we miss the chance to hang out IRL, we’re really looking forward to chatting with you at our booth, and our sponsor Slack channel!
Software engineers working on a product that highly values security, whether they’re working on frontend, backend, or security features in particular, need to ensure that their web applications aren’t vulnerable to attack.
Tetrate is a service mesh company, providing infrastructure for enterprise customers, including financial institutions and federal agencies handling highly sensitive data. We are sharing our recent efforts in securing the UI for our product, Tetrate Service Bridge, which was aided in part by some pointers from penetration testing conducted by a large financial institution. This article walks you through that experience that may help others who are building a secure UI.
Apache SkyWalking, the observability platform, and open-source application performance monitor (APM) project, today announced the general availability of its 8.2 release. The release extends Apache SkyWalking’s functionalities and monitoring boundary to the browser side.