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.
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With the popularity of service mesh at an all time high, it is important to think about how it might affect your current architecture. You might think you have to completely rework your environment, that it might not be “mesh ready.” But in fact you can integrate a service mesh into your current stack and make it work for your organization.
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!
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.
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.
So many organizations find themselves straddling two worlds, the older ‘brownfield’ setup of Virtual Machines (VMs) and bare metal servers, and the ‘greenfield’ world of containers managed by Kubernetes. Managing a hybrid structure of these two types of infrastructures has a history of being time-consuming and complex, with an overburden on engineering to duplicate efforts.
The addition of a service mesh to any environment that straddles ‘old’ and ‘new’ allows you to abstract away from disparate infrastructures and refocus your organization to being an application-centric entity.