Kubernetes Service Mesh

Posted by peter.caron on February 16, 2019

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Learning about Istio Service Mesh According to the Istio team, the term Service Mesh describes the network of microservices that make up such applications and the interactions between them. As a container environment grows in size and complexity, it can become harder to understand and manage. Requirements can include discovery, load balancing, failure recovery, metrics collection, and monitoring. A Service Mesh also often has more complex operational requirements, like A/B testing, canary releases, rate limiting,

API Gateways in Kubernetes

Posted by peter.caron on February 16, 2019

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Experiments with Ambassador API Gateway There are several ways to expose your Kubernetes service to the outside world. But, if you have worked with Kubernetes much you’ll have noticed that the LoadBalancer/IngressController pairing does not provide the flexibility many of us have come to appreciate in full-featured API gateways or Reverse Proxies. Nor does it always integrate well into a declarative infrastructure. I have been experimenting recently with two native K8S API gateways: Ambassador and
Here I write about some things that interest me.