With microservices and containers becoming mainstream, container orchestrators provide much of what the cluster (nodes and containers) needs. With container orchestrators' core focus on scheduling, discovery, and health at an infrastructure level, microservices are left with unmet, service-level needs, such as:
- Traffic management, routing, and resilient and secure communication between services
- Policy enforcement, rate-limiting, circuit breaking
- Visibility and monitoring with metrics, logs, and traces
- Load balancing and rollout/canary deployment support
Service meshes provide for these needs. In this session, we will dive into Istio - its components, capabilities, and extensibility. Istio envelops and integrates with other open source projects to deliver a full-service mesh. We'll explore these integrations and Istio's extensibility in terms of choice of proxies and adapters, such as nginMesh.