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Blog Posts With Tag: 'service-mesh'


Observability, or "Knowing What Your Microservices Are Doing"

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Zach Jory

Microservicin’ ain’t easy, but it’s necessary. Breaking your monolith down into smaller pieces is a must in a cloud native world, but it doesn’t automatically make everything easier. Some things actually become more difficult. An obvious area where it adds complexity is communications between services; visibility into service to service communications can be hard to achieve, but is critical to building an optimized and resilient architecture. The idea of monitoring has been around for a while, but observability has become increasingly important in a cloud native landscape.…


The Road Ahead for Service Mesh

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 by Zach Jory

This is the third in a blog series covering how we got to a service mesh, why we decided on the type of mesh we did and where we see the future of the space. If you’re struggling to manage microservices as architectures continue to become more complex, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard of service mesh. For the purposes of this blog, I’ll assume you’re familiar with the basic tenets of a service mesh but check out the Istio page (the mesh we are building on top of) if you’re not yet up to speed.…


Introducing Aspen Mesh - The Enterprise Service Mesh

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 by

Today we are very excited to introduce Aspen Mesh, an enterprise service mesh built on the open source project Istio. After talking to development and operations teams it became clear that microservices are great for development velocity, but the complexity and risk in these architectures lies in the service-to-service communication that microservices depend on. We have taken an application first approach to provide a communication fabric for microservices, called a service mesh.…