Envoy proxy & GetEnvoy, Open Source

Announcing GetEnvoy, making Envoy adoption easier

Why Envoy Proxy

If you’re running a large, distributed architecture, you’ve probably heard of Envoy, if not pored over its features for controlling, securing and monitoring a system with unwieldy, heterogeneous components. A quick walkthrough, if you haven’t: Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is an open source, edge and service proxy that abstracts the networking functionality away from applications, providing common, platform-agnostic features. Envoy proxies can be deployed beside your applications as a sidecar or run as an edge proxy. (For details, we recommend this CNCF primer).

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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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Tetrate Engineer and Envoy Senior Maintainer Lizan Zhou
Envoy proxy & GetEnvoy, Events, Security

The basics of Envoy and Envoy extensibility

In his 2019 talks at KubeCon Barcelona, Tetrate Engineer and Envoy Senior Maintainer Lizan Zhou presented an overview of Envoy and a deep dive into its extensibility. The service proxy solves a host of operational problems related to observability and networking in large distributed systems, and its extensibility allows it to be adapted to a large variety of end use cases. Tetrate’s GetEnvoy, which provides enterprise with certified and tested Envoy proxy builds, launches next week.

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Envoy proxy & GetEnvoy, Events, Istio, Service Mesh, Tetrate

Envoy extensibility and service mesh; Video highlights from KubeCon Barcelona 2019

At KubeCon Barcelona this May 20-23, 2019, 7,700 attendees gathered to discuss emerging trends in cloud native computing, microservices architectures and container orchestration. Tetrate, which offers enterprise-ready service mesh solutions for networking and observability, was proud to send four of its engineers to participate in five of the scheduled sessions.

Lizan Zhou, who is both a founding engineer at Tetrate and a senior maintainer of Envoy, led both an “Intro to Envoy” session…

Lizan Zhou, “Intro to Envoy”

…and a “Deep Dive into Envoy” focused on extensability.

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

3X performance improvement in SkyWalking’s recent 6.1 release

Apache SkyWalking, the observability analysis and application performance monitoring (APM) tool, shattered its own performance record with its recent 6.1 release.

Designed especially for microservices, cloud native and container based architecture, SkyWalking provides distributed tracing, service mesh telemetry analysis, metric aggregation and workload visualization.

Following SkyWalking’s integration with Istio and Envoy-based Service Mesh at the end of 2018, our colleague, Hongtao Gao, set a performance baseline with his blog post SkyWalking performance in Service Mesh scenario.

Using an 8 CPU, 16GB VM test environment, SkyWalking was found to support 25K telemetry data per second, or 100K data per second in a 3-node cluster using elasticsearch as storage.

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Events, Service Mesh

Service Mesh: The CNCF Perspective

“Service mesh is going to go through this wonderful phase of growth,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). As companies adopt Kubernetes, break apart their monoliths and start to modernize, they begin to look for solutions to traffic management and they need to observe their systems at another level. That’s where service mesh comes in, and this is the kind of fundamental thing that CNCF wants to grow and support.

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