Modern world is moving from traditional monolithic architecture toward micro services architecture for application deployment. Service mesh is the way to go to managing mciroservices. Istio is one of the service mesh orchestration platforms.
Istio is an open platform-independent service mesh. This project is developed as an open source project and this is started by teams from Google, IBM, and Envoy from Lyft. Envoy is a well-known proxy specially designed for cloud-native applications. Istio is designed as an independent-platform where you can run on Kubernetes (K8s) and Nomad (with Consul).
It involves APIs that allow Istion implement into any logging platform, telemetry or policy system. Istio is created to run in a different kind of situation such as on-premise, cloud-hosted, in Kubernetes containers and in services running on virtual machines.
Istio’s architecture can be divided into two; the data plane and the control plane. In the data plan, Istio help is added to a service by deploying a sidecar proxy within the environment. Meanwhile the control plane operates and configures proxies to route traffic and also configures components to implement policies and collect telemetry.
Istion gives core features across network of services. Because of the easy configuration and traffic routing, Istio give control on the flow of traffic and traffic and API calls between services. User can track any threats before they cause problems, making calls more reliable, and your network more strong.
For security efficiency, Istio give the underlying secure communication channel and conducts authentication, authorization and encryption of service communication at scale. Service communications are protected by default, allowing user implement policies consistently across diverse protocols and runtimes.
In observability aspect, Istio get a real understanding of how service performance effects things upstream and downstream with it monitoring features. Its custom dashboards give visibility into the performance of all your services and let user know how the performance stirring other processes.
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