We are excited to announce General Availability (GA) of the Tetrate Service Bridge. Tetrate is on a mission to take the complexity of application networking and make it simple for application developers and operators. And today marks an important milestone on our path.
If you’ve heard of service mesh and tried Istio, you may have the following questions:
- Why is Istio running on Kubernetes?
- What is the role of Kubernetes and a service mesh in the cloud-native application architecture, respectively?
- What aspects of Kubernetes does Istio extend? What problems does it solve?
- What is the relationship between Kubernetes, Envoy, and Istio?
This article will take you through the inner workings of Kubernetes and Istio. In addition, I will introduce the load balancing approach in Kubernetes, and explain why you need Istio when you have Kubernetes.
I’m excited to announce that Tetrate has raised $40M in Series B financing, led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Scale Venture Partners, NTTVC, and previous investors, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, 8VC, and Samsung NEXT. I would like to thank my colleagues (aka Tetrands), investors, customers, partners, and friends for their continued support.
The funding will allow us to expand our go-to-market operations globally and double down on engineering to further support our customers in building their connectivity fabric with Tetrate Service Bridge, the only hybrid cloud application networking platform. It will also help us bring Tetrate Cloud, a new SaaS offering to market: a fully managed Istio based service mesh platform to enable “one experience, any cloud.”
Tetrate and NIST co-hosted our second annual conference last week focusing on foundational approaches to security in the era of microservices: DevSecOps and Zero Trust Architecture in Multi-Cloud Environments. The one-day event took place virtually on Jan. 27, 2021. Here are some highlights!
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.
Join us for a day to dive into the foundational security approaches for multi-cloud environments!
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!