Enterprise-grade support for Linkerd, straight from the source.

Get enterprise-grade support for the Linkerd from the creators of the service mesh, including 24x7 oncall, training, architectural review, production runbooks, and more. No vendor lock-in, no enterprise add-ons, just open source support.

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100% open source,
100% ready for the enterprise.

Combine the production-proven capabilities of the open source Linkerd service mesh with the commercial support necessary in today’s security- and compliance-focused enterprises. Commercially-supported Linkerd is everything the modern enterprise needs to run a multi-cluster Linkerd-powered Kubernetes deployment in production, on premises, or in the cloud.

Open source, zero lock-in

Linkerd is a 100% open source CNCF-hosted project. Linkerd delivers critical features such as mutual TLS (mTLS), request retries, gRPC load balancing, and 'golden metrics' instrumentation, without requiring any code changes.

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Enterprise-grade support

Buoyant, creators of Linkerd, provides a unified support package designed for enterprise requirements, spanning on-call support, architectural review, training, and direct access to project maintainers required by modern enterprise environments.

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Why Buoyant?

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    We created Linkerd

    Buoyant is the creator and primary maintainer of Linkerd. We understand the ins and outs of the project. We’re the ones literally writing the code and fixing the bugs.

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    We run Linkerd ourselves

    We’re not just the creators of Linkerd, we’re operators. Our Buoyant Cloud product is powered by Linkerd, and our team of SREs and platform owners works in close collaboration with our field engineering and support organizations.

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    We literally invented the service mesh

    Linkerd was the very first service mesh project and the one that coined the term ‘service mesh’ itself. Buoyant’s engineering-centric vision of how cloud native applications should work has spawned an entire industry and ecosystem.

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    We've helped companies around the world operate Linkerd for years

    We’ve been working with organizations small and large around the world for years and helping them adopt Linkerd and run it in production. No one else has the depth and breadth of experience with real-life production operations of Linkerd.

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    We are not a service mesh vendor

    We don’t sell a service mesh, we don’t hold back features from Linkerd, and we don’t misrepresent what the service mesh is capable of. We fight every day against the needless complexity introduced by service mesh vendors who are incentivized to make things difficult for their users. Our goal is to help our users solve the very real and concrete challenges in running cloud native applications—and we’d love to help you get there.

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