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The Enterprise Path to Service Mesh Architectures

Book Description

Whether you’re preparing to build microservice-architected, cloud-native applications or looking to modernize your existing set of application services, you may want to consider using a service mesh. The more services your enterprise manages, the more intense your headaches are likely to be. This practical ebook explains how a service mesh provides a configurable infrastructure layer that makes service-to-service communication flexible, reliable, and fast.

Author Lee Calcote, Head of Technology Strategy at SolarWinds, demonstrates how service meshes work and provides a path to help you build or convert applications using this architecture. This ebook is ideal for developers, operators, architects, and IT leaders tasked with building distributed systems. You’ll learn how service meshes function with other technologies in your stack as well as how to overcome issues that may arise.

You’ll explore:

  • Service mesh concepts, architecture, and components, such as control planes and data planes
  • How a service mesh provides visibility, resiliency, traffic, and security control of distributed application services
  • Differences among service meshes and service mesh components from Istio, Linkerd, Envoy, Conduit, and Consul Connect
  • How service meshes compare to related technologies, including container orchestrators, API gateways, and client-side libraries
  • Practical steps for service mesh adoption, deployment, customization, and integration