It comes up regularly when we talk to customers and users who want to get started with Istio. How can trust work for me? If Istio has its own Certificate Authority, and I have mine, how can I make sure that they trust each other?
On February 9, Istio announced the release of Istio 1.9. In this release, we can see the wider adoption of VMs into the service mesh, and even better VM support, cert issuance to VMs, and health checking for the workload entry. Istio’s latest releases, 1.7 and 1.8, made a lot of progress toward making VMs first-class workloads in the mesh, and cert issuance has been the final gap to close.
Istio is one of the most popular and fast-growing open source projects in the cloud native world; while this growth speaks volumes about the value users get from Istio, ease of getting started with and it’s rapid release cadence can be a challenge for many users. Combine that with managing several different versions of Istio clusters at the same time, manually configuring CA certificates for cloud platforms etc – it could get really daunting pretty quickly.
Apache SkyWalking– the APM tool for distributed systems– has historically focused on providing observability around tracing and metrics, but service performance is often affected by the host. The newest release, SkyWalking 8.4.0, introduces a new feature for monitoring virtual machines. Users can easily detect possible problems from the dashboard– for example, when CPU usage is overloaded, when there’s not enough memory or disk space, or when the network status is unhealthy, etc.
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!
In an upcoming National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) special publication I’ve co-authored with NIST’s Ramaswamy Chandramouli, we’ll be presenting recommendations around safely and securely offloading authentication and authorization from application code to a service mesh.
The Apache SkyWalking team today announced the 8.4 release is generally available. This release fills the gap between all previous versions of SkyWalking and the logging domain area. The release also advances SkyWalking’s capabilities for infrastructure observability, starting with virtual machine monitoring.
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.
Envoy Proxy has announced the release of 1.17. The new version released on Jan. 11, 2021 brought a breaking change: v2 API is deprecated.