A different kind of service mesh

Ultra light, ultra simple, ultra powerful. Linkerd adds security, observability, and reliability to Kubernetes, without the complexity. CNCF-hosted and 100% open source.


Why Linkerd?


Your customers rely on you. Linkerd adds critical reliability features like retries, timeouts, traffic splitting, and more to almost any Kubernetes application, improving reliability without code changes.


Zero-trust security isn't just a nice idea, it's the best practice for cloud native environments. Linkerd adds mutual TLS (mTLS) between services, transparently encrypting and authenticating connections without developer involvement.


You can’t change what you can’t measure. Linkerd's powerful metrics, tracing, and request inspection features allow you to gain vital insights into the behavior and health of your Kubernetes application, without any modifications.

What is a service mesh?

Learn all you need to know with Buoyant CEO and Linkerd creator William Morgan's 'meshifesto.'

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Linkerd runs everywhere Kubernetes does

On-prem or in the cloud, across one or many clusters

Get enterprise-grade support, from the creators of Linkerd!

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