Service Meshes: Istio, Linkerd - or No Mesh at All?
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Service meshes like Istio and Linkerd 2 solve many problems of current microservice applications. They add observability, routing, resilience, and security features as a dedicated infrastructure layer. Communication between applications can be monitored, configured and secured without adding or changing application code.
Sounds too good to be true? Indeed, a service mesh does not come without a price: mental complexity, increased resource consumption, and latency being the main challenges. We will talk about meaningful use cases for service meshes, drawbacks, and differences between the various implementations.
Prolific author of "Microservices: Flexible Software Architecture". Working for 15+ years as an architect & consultant
Consultant at InnoQ