Win a copy of Fixing your Scrum this week in the Agile forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Rob Spoor
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Tim Cooke
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Frits Walraven
  • Himai Minh

Kubernetes in Production Best Practices: Service Meshes

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 53
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Welcome Aly & Murat!

I'm looking to migrate some services to Kubernetes (GKE) and currently considering whether we need Istio in our setup.

Does your book address this discussion?

What checklist do you use to decide that service mesh is best for the cluster you're designing?

Cheers,
Greg
 
Author
Posts: 9
5
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Greg,

Thank you for sharing your question about the book and service meshes. In our book, we do not cover service mesh, not because they are not important, but because we believe they are not essential best practices for production, and the majority of companies using K8s are not utilizing service meshes to avoid operational complexity.

When it comes to service mesh, I would recommend doing an analysis whether you need it or not based on your application architecture and needs, if you come with a positive decision about service mesh, then you still need to evaluate Istio against simpler options such as Envoy, because Istio is more complex and you may not need all of the features that provide (always think about the cost of operations when you introduce new technology to your stack).

Cheers!
Aly
 
Greg Horie
Ranch Hand
Posts: 53
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Aly!
 
He puts the "turd" in "saturday". Speaking of which, have you smelled this tiny ad?
the value of filler advertising in 2021
https://coderanch.com/t/730886/filler-advertising
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic