Istio
Istio

Istio 1.8: A Virtual Machine Integration Odyssey

In this article, I’ll give you an overview of Istio‘s history of virtual machine integration support. In particular, the introduction of the smart DNS proxy and WorkloadGroup in Istio 1.8, which makes virtual machines and containers equivalent at the resource abstraction level.

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SkyWalking
Apache SkyWalking, Open Source

What is Apache SkyWalking? Observing the Heterogenous Stack at Scale

The observability problem for modern DevOps is familiar: As enterprises move to microservices, containerization, multi-language RPC frameworks, and service meshes, there’s an increasing need for users to understand a highly complex, distributed architecture and the dependencies between applications. Apache SkyWalking, an application performance monitor (APM) and observability platform, is an open source project that addresses this need — with or without a service mesh.

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Shipyard
Istio, Tetrate

Trying out Istio’s DNS Proxy

You may have heard that DNS functionality was added in Istio 1.8, but you might not have thought about the impact it has. It solves some key issues that exist within Istio and allows you to expand your mesh architecture to include multiple clusters and virtual machines. An excellent explanation of the features can be found on the Istio website. In short, it enables seamless integration across multiple clusters and Virtual Machines. In this article, we’ll test out the new features and hopefully explain more about what is happening under the hood.

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