Want to observe a service mesh that extends to virtual machines? A new analyzer in Apache SkyWalking — the APM system designed especially for microservices, cloud native and container-based architectures — leverages Envoy’s metadata exchange mechanism to work in Kubernetes, VM, or hybrid environments.
Envoy Proxy has announced the release of 1.17. The new version released on Jan. 11, 2021 brought a breaking change: v2 API is deprecated.
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.
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.
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.
Organizations often want to know how a service mesh can help provide better visibility into their deployments, so they can get a clearer understanding of their user experience.
But neither metrics nor logs can provide specifics on individual cases. That’s where tracing comes in.
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?