Getting Started with Service Mesh
Organizations are adopting cloud infrastructure and microservices to improve their ability to deliver new capabilities for their respective businesses. Building applications on this infrastructure and with this architecture forces a new perspective for solving problems that aren’t all that new. For example, we’ve known for a while that the network causes challenges like latency and security that application teams need to consider, but in a cloud environment in which an organization does not own the network and where services can be autoscaled or fail unexpectedly, previous-generation solutions for this problem might not be adequate.
A service mesh, like Istio, provides a fresh look at solving application-networking challenges such as reliably connecting applications, securing traffic, and observing/controlling the traffic as it passes through the system between the services.