Istio is the real deal

I don’t generally spend time blogging (or bragging) about technologies I don’t use in production, but today I wanted to make sure Istio gets a special mention on this blog.

The original problem was: how do I package and run apps with ease? And Docker came.

Then it was a matter of how do we organize all of these containers. And Kubernetes came.

Last but not least, we now have to sort out how to make services communicate to each other, how to route them conditionally and secure this layer of communication. That’s where Istio, a service mesh for microservices developed Google, IBM and Lyft, kicks in.

Some of the cool things you can do with this service mesh?

…and much, much more.

I’ll leave you with this talk by Kelsey Hightower — I’m sure that, with time, Istio will blow your mind:

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