The 3rd annual Envoy-Con, a practitioner-driven community conference organized by the Linux Foundation, was held virtually today and attended by a few hundred developers and end users who have adopted Envoy, the edge and service proxy. Envoy is a widely adopted open source project that can be used in various deployment scenarios, including as a load balancer and as a service mesh data plane.
Envoy Proxy has announced the release of 1.16 for general availability. The updates include the new support for ARM64 architecture, an update that has been a lot of work in the making with strong collaboration between ARM and the Envoy community.
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.
Tetrate, the enterprise service mesh company, is introducing a new feature of its open source GetEnvoy project that makes it easier for developers to extend and customize the Envoy proxy.
Istio, the leading Open Source service mesh offering, today announced the general availability of their 1.7 release. The new features make it easier to bootstrap clusters and to maintain their own versions of software add-ons like Prometheus and Jaeger.
Istio’s 1.7 release was highly anticipated because of its focus on extending the mesh to work in virtual machine-based cloud environments. Tetrate was founded to solve this problem and has been solving this problem for the past year in partnership with customers in real deployments. In the 1.6 release, we expanded the mesh to include the VM environment while the 1.7 release, managed by Tetrate’s Cynthia Coan, addressed the gap of needing a verifiable identity for the VM.
One of the most repeated pieces of advice for anyone getting started with microservices is to make sure you can see everything that’s going on inside your services. Leverage the power of observability. However, observability is a loaded term – so it’s valuable to understand what that terms mean, and what’s involved.
The way that observability metrics are created, exchanged, and scraped has changed for Istio versions Istio 1.4 and up.
Here is how I configure Prometheus-Operator resources to scrape metrics from Istio 1.6 and install the latest Grafana Dashboards.
If you’re a beginner to the world of microservices, and you’re learning what the differences are between Virtual Machines (VMs) and Containers, it opens up a world of questions of what’s possible with bare metal, VMs and containers.