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Service Mesh & Istio simply explained

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In this tutorial you will learn about Service Mesh and one of its implementation, which is Istio. In order to understand the concepts, we will first look at the new challenges introduced by a Microservice Architecture.

Then we will see how different features of a Service Mesh solve these challenges. We will look at how Istio implements Service Mesh and learn about Istio architecture as well as how to configure Istio for our microservice application.

Overview of topics covered

  • Challenges of a microservice architecture
  • Solution: Service Mesh with Sidecar Pattern
  • Service Mesh Traffic Split feature
  • Istio Architecture
  • How to configure Istio?
  • Istio Features: Service Discovery, Security, Metrics & Tracing
  • Istio Gateway
  • Final Overview: Traffic Flow with Istio

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Challenges of a microservice architecture

Challenges of a microservice architecture

Solution: Service Mesh with Sidecar Pattern

Solution: Service Mesh with Sidecar Pattern

Istio Architecture

Istio Architecture

How to configure Istio?

how to configure istio


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