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Rahul Sharma and Avinash SinghGetting Started with Istio Service Meshhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5458-5_2

2. Introduction to the Service Mesh

Rahul Sharma and Avinash Singh2
(1)
Delhi, India
(2)
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
 
In the previous chapter, we took a quick tour of Kubernetes, the container orchestration engine. Leveraging such an infrastructure effectively requires the adoption of a microservice-based application architecture. But this type of architecture imposes a new set of development and operational challenges. In this chapter, we will discuss how a service mesh helps to mitigate these challenges.

Microservice Architecture

Monolith architectures have been the development model traditionally used. In ...

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