Author: Tom Petrocelli
Title: SmartList Market Guide – Service Mesh: Building Out Microservices Networks
Platform engineers and managers, system architects, CTOs, DevOps team leaders, developers, operations managers, and network engineers.
Why It Matters:
As microservices architectures and container clusters are deployed in production, a service mesh will be a required component. Understanding technology, projects, and vendors is an essential part of the knowledge base for anyone involved in designing and implementing these new system architectures.
The current market for service mesh technology and products is still evolving with no clear leader. While the unfortunate rivalry between Istio and Linkerd is a distraction, it has not kept the market from growing rapidly. That said, the vendor support for the Istio-Envoy combination has garnered support from major vendors and driven a growing ecosystem. Even if Istio-Envoy become the mainstream technology for service mesh, there will continue to be plenty of room for products that provide more functionality.