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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Tetrate Service Bridge (TSB) brings enterprise grade Istio to Amazon EKS and EKS-D
Istio, Tetrate, Tetrate Service Bridge

Tetrate expands AWS partnership to bring enterprise grade Istio for EKS and EKS Distro

Tetrate’s partnership with AWS, with today’s announcement of Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D), provides their joint customers with unified application connectivity and security across workloads, on-premises and on AWS cloud. EKS-D was unveiled at re:Invent 2020 as a Kubernetes offering that can run on-premises, in data centers owned or operated by customers. There are several benefits to EKS-D that we believe will be useful for customers in accelerating, streamlining, and unifying the efforts needed to modernize their applications and cloud migration. 

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Sailboat
Istio, Open Source

What’s new in Istio 1.8: DNS proxy helps expand mesh to VMs and multicluster

The latest Istio releases have been widely anticipated by users who want to extend the service mesh to their legacy workloads. Istio 1.7 laid some of the groundwork to make VMs first-class citizens in the mesh by making VMs look more like a pod in Istio. With its latest 1.8 release, Istio has resolved a key problem with DNS in the service mesh that has stood in the way of expanding the mesh to VMs and enabling seamless multicluster access and has continued to build on the groundwork laid in 1.7 to make VMs easier to enroll in the mesh. 

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