Service mesh offers granular control over your infrastructure network, allowing for smoother deployments, extra security, and observability on all your traffic. These features are useful for fast development rate in agile environment and allow developers to focus on the feature of their application.
Service mesh allows for teams to quickly understand an infrastructure due to standardization of policies. Allowing big infrastructure to easily manage turnover and lose of knowledge.
A couple of service mesh implementation exist like Isitio, Linkerd, Consul, and Kong. We will focus today on Istio which was introduced by Google and IBM in 2017 and is the most featureful service mesh.
Istio is a service mesh that is made up of two planes: the data plane and the control plane.
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