Service Mesh and the Natural Evolution of Microservices
This ebook explains the role that the service mesh pattern plays in the leap towards de-centralized architectures. A novel re-packaging of the functionalities of traditional API gateways, service mesh represents the next stage in the natural evolution of microservices.
Understanding Service Mesh
In following the evolution of microservices, containers, and serverless, we are all likely familiar with the shift away from large monoliths to smaller, more agile services. Despite this, for many of us, it can be a challenge to understand exactly what service mesh is and what makes it so exciting. Understanding service mesh in the proper context requires an understanding of the evolution from monoliths to microservices.
In this ebook, we discuss:
The rise of east-west traffic
The challenge with traditional gateways
Proxies, gateways, and the foundations of service mesh