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Istio 1.9
Istio, Open Source, Tetrate

What’s new in Istio 1.9

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.

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GetIstio, Open Source, Tetrate

Introducing GetIstio: the easiest way to get started with Istio


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.

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Apache SkyWalking application performance monitoring tool
Apache SkyWalking, Open Source, Tetrate

SkyWalking 8.4 provides infrastucture monitoring for VMs

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.

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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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