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Istio, Service Mesh, Tetrate

Bridging Traditional and Modern Workloads

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. 

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Istio, Service Mesh, Tetrate

VM to container communications 101

How do Virtual Machines and containers talk to each other? How does an Istio mesh make that process easier? Since Istio’s 1.6 release, which has helped bring VMs under control of the mesh, it becomes significantly easier. Istio’s aim as a project is to make life easier, and give organizations a single point of control.  

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Istio, Open Source, Service Mesh

How Istio got its name

Istio is a service mesh that allows organizations to connect, secure and observe microservices. Since its inception three years ago, it’s risen to become one of Google’s most prominent open source projects, a top-three keyword at KubeCon, and a mature, production-ready offering supported by a robust community.

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Events, Istio, Service Mesh

Using gRPC to solve the problems of REST APIs: Service Mesh Day video and transcript (Venil Noronha)

Transcript

All right. Thanks for joining me in this talk. My name is Venil Noronha and I worked with the VMware open source technology center. I have a fun job that is to contribute upstream to Istio and Envoy full time. Today we’ll have a look at rest API in some problems associated with rest APIs and how gRPC solves these problems. And finally we’ll have a look at how we can take the gRPC experience to applications running on a web browsers with the help of gRPC web and Istio.

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David Ferraiolo, NIST - Unpacking Next Generation Access Control
Events, Service Mesh

Unpacking Next Generation Access Control (NGAC) and Tetrate Q

Ferraiolo gave an in-depth presentation on Next Generation Access Control (NGAC), an ANSI/INCITS standard that boldly goes where no RBAC or ABAC has gone before. NGAC enables diverse access control policies to be specified and enforced in combinations. And while NGAC can be deployed in various environments, Tetrate’s Ignasi Barrera joined Ferraiolo to demonstrate its implementation in a service mesh where it’s capable of providing a complete authorization framework.

David Ferraiolo, NIST and Ignasi Barrera, Tetrate

David Ferraiolo of NIST and Tetrate’s Ignasi Barrera presented on Next Generation Access Control at Tetrate’s Service Mesh Day 2019 in San Francisco.

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