Comparing Service Meshes: Istio, Linkerd and Consul Connect

The use of microservice-based architectures has skyrocketed in the past few years, highlighting their ability to make applications more scalable, portable, and resilient than their monolithic predecessors. But the volatile and ephemeral environments that microservices encourage can make networking inherently problematic.

It can be difficult to establish trust between microservices, slowing…

Does the Service Mesh spell the end for Middleware?

Middleware is perhaps fading away in the place of the service mesh as Istio and related technologies continue to garner momentum. They both oversee communication between various applications and services, but can differ substantially in operations as well as paradigms. Prominent in service-oriented architectures, could middleware become irrelevant in today’s container-focused…

Solving Complexity at the Network Layer with Istio

Istio and the service mesh

Developed in collaboration between Google and IBM, Istio is an open source technology that provides operational control over and behavioural insight into the service mesh of an application as a whole. Sitting above the application layer, service meshes consist of a dedicated network layer abstracted away from microservices themselves. Monitoring the service mesh,…

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