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Zero trust security for any Kubernetes application
Zero-config mutual TLS for strong encryption and identity
Instant service health metrics for all HTTP and gRPC calls
Traffic shaping, retries, timeouts, and more
Secure multi-cluster failover across clusters, regions, and clouds
100% open source and the only CNCF graduated service mesh
We had just begun conversations with Barclays and needed to prove we could scale to meet their needs. Linkerd gave us the confidence to adopt a scalable cloud-based infrastructure knowing it would be reliable — any network instability was now handled by Linkerd. This, in turn, allowed us to agree to a latency and success-rate-based SLA. Linkerd was the right place in the stack for us to monitor internal SLOs and track the performance of our software stack.
Because of Linkerd, we’ve been able to easily increase the platform capacity by over 10x, reduce operating costs, and better hit our availability targets—while continuing to iterate on our business differentiators.
We started with Linkerd and it turned out to be so easy to get started that we gave up on evaluating the other two — we loved it from the get-go. Within hours of stumbling over it online, we had deployed it on our dev environment. Three more days and it was up and running on our new service running in production.
October 27, 2022
Service mesh has long been considered an essential staple in creating, deploying and managing Kubernetes environments. However, as the community becomes more aware of the threats and challenges associated with managing highly distributed containerized environments, security has emerged as the main benefit of what service mesh offers DevOps teams.
August 24, 2022
Buoyant today updated the open source Linkerd service mesh to add support for route-based authorization policies that enforce zero-trust policies within microsegmented Kubernetes environments. In addition, the company is adding support for the Kubernetes Gateway application programming interface (API) and access logging to produce Apache-style request logs.
June 3, 2022
A recently released the Cloud Native Computing Foundation survey points to how service mesh is seen as essential for the majority of organizations working with Kubernetes and microservices. At the same time, a survey of readers of The New Stack shows there are indications that service mesh is even becoming boring, or at the very least, a subject that readers are less interested in reading about than they were before.
June 2, 2022
Istio service mesh is back in the spotlight since joining the CNCF, but the foundation's existing projects are preferred by IT pros focused on multi-cluster Kubernetes resiliency. Enterprise IT pros tasked with shoring up resiliency among Kubernetes multi-cluster and multi-cloud environments favored open source service mesh projects Linkerd and Kuma over Istio.