Buoyant Cloud, the best way to run Linkerd in mission-critical environments

October 19, 2021

Buoyant Cloud turns any Linkerd deployment into a world-class service mesh platform. Attach any Linkerd cluster to Buoyant Cloud and instantly get metrics, alerts, control plane monitoring, and much more. Let’s take a look!

Buoyant Cloud provides an at-a-glance overview of your entire service mesh deployment across all clusters, including Linkerd’s resource usage, and breakdown of TLS traffic.

If there are any potential issues in your Linkerd deployment—for example, if there are TLS certificates that are expiring soon—Buoyant Cloud will proactively alert you before they become a problem.

Buoyant Cloud monitors all Linkerd control plane components and provides immediate insights into the health and resource usage of your service mesh. It also provides instant information about your data plane, making it trivial to find proxies that are running old versions or consuming excess system resources.

Buoyant Cloud’s advanced traffic monitoring gives you a global view of all the TLS traffic flowing through your service mesh, so that you can easily identify plaintext traffic and application-initiated TLS alongside Linkerd’s own transparent mTLS.

You can use Buoyant Cloud to easily see traffic patterns in your application, visualize client-dependency relationships, and identify low-performing workloads to root-cause application issues.

Metrics for every meshed workload are automatically recorded and surfaced, so you can rapidly find any workloads that are in trouble, or simply track golden metrics and success rates across every workload and every cluster. You can even see if any rollouts took place at the same time, to easily correlate changes in code with changes in metrics.

All Kubernetes rollouts are automatically tracked across all workloads and clusters, giving you an automatic, always-on system-wide change log.