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Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd delivers modern, cloud-native network security and reliability to any Kubernetes platform. Built on open source and powered by Rust, the language of the future.

Why Rust?

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According to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, an astonishing 70% of serious security bugs are memory vulnerabilities —a problem that is endemic to software written in C and C++. At Buoyant, security is central to everything we do, which is why Linkerd is the only service mesh built in Rust, a language that protects against precisely this type of vulnerability by default while being just as fast (if not faster!) than C and C++. After all, the network of the future can't be built in the language of the past.

Watch: Why the future of the cloud will be built in Rust. Oliver Gould, CTO.

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Google’s Chromium project found that 70% of serious security bugs are due to memory safety problems. Linkerd avoids these problems by using Rust.

We're committed to open source.

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We created Linkerd in 2015 and coined the term "service mesh", creating an entire industry. We’ve been investing in the open source Linkerd project and the community around it ever since and today continue to be the primary maintainers of the open source project.

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We’ve been leading the charge for introducing Rust to the cloud native space. Linkerd’s innovative microproxy approach is powered by Rust, allowing us to deliver lightning-fast performance without the security vulnerabilities of languages like C++.

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We contributed Linkerd to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2016, and in 2019, Linkerd became the first service mesh project to achieve graduated status in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the highest level of maturity possible.

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Sr. Software Development Engineer
Chris Voss
Chris Voss
Sr. Software Development Engineer
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We have 26+ Kubernetes clusters across several Azure regions, each with 50+ microservices and 700 to 1,000 pods ... We were able to secure traffic between 22k pods with zero-config mTLS...[and] thanks to Linkerd...we are saving valuable engineering hours, which translates into more time...to focus on feature work.

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Kasper Nissen
Kasper Nissen
Lead Platform Architect
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We had the Linkerd multi-cluster up and running within an hour! After a few days of struggling with Istio, we gave up on it. Linkerd did the job fast and easily — the perfect mesh for us. It had all the features we needed at the time, was easy to operate, had a great community, and solid documentation.

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Lachlan Smith
Lachlan Smith
Lead Software Engineer
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Unlike other service mesh offerings that crowd half baked features into the mix, or over-complicated topology choices, Linkerd follows the Unix model of doing one thing well, in a composable way. Lachlan Smith, Lead Software Engineer

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