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Category: Service Mesh

Istio Part 1 - Kubernetes Weight Based Traffic Management


by Jesse Antoszyk | Monday, Sep 23, 2019 | Kubernetes Service Mesh Istio

Service mesh is a technology that is being rapidly adopted by organizations leveraging Kubernetes and other container platforms for their application deployments. Service meshes provides advanced routing, observability, and security between your microservices. Istio is a platform independent service mesh that provides a series of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) for use with Kubernetes. This allows for a declarative configuration-based model for traffic management, a powerful capability to enhance the security and funtion of your microservices.

What is Istio - Intro to Kubernetes Service Mesh


by BoxBoat | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 | Kubernetes Service Mesh

When microservices were first introduced, it was hailed as the “be-end and end-all” to all the rigidity and limitations developers had faced when managing monolithic systems. But microservices also brought its own set of problems to the table. While breaking up applications into small chunks can simplify development, deployment, updates, and scaling, you end up with more parts to look after. And when you’re managing all these microservices, a microservice architecture can become extremely complicated.