Service mesh is not something new of it capability, but rather a transformation in where it capability is located. Today we will discuss about the Benefits of Service Mesh. A service mesh goals to make service-to-service calls within a microservice architecture dependable, fast and protected. Services mesh which it goals to resolve many difficulties that result from operating a sprawling microservice architecture is not going to be unaffected to criticism. Service meshes also can have the capability to establish the unacceptable effects such as added complexity, required expertise and slowness.
Today we’re going to discuss the benefits of service mesh based on the three factors. They are observability, traffic control and security. The first factor is observability. Observability always been relate with distributed debugging. Microservice application still perform as stand-alone applications, development teams eager to troubleshoot them. It becomes harder to debug microservice applications because the components are distributed. Because of that, most engineers want the capability to trace requests across remote services for debugging purpose.
The second factor is traffic control. Service mesh can support operational patterns like circuit breaking or backpressure to improve insufficient in the services easily. Service mesh traffic features are destination-oriented because they are aimed to connect a source call to its optimal destination service instances. Service meshes are fitting to balance individual calls across a number of destination instance but incompatible to control traffic across an entire service landscape or from a number of sources to an individual destination.
Last but not least, the third benefit is under security factor. Monolithic applications are guarded by their single address space and when it has been broken up into microservices it becomes big attack surface. That’s why service meshes give the capability to protect network calls.
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