Istio Explained

Book description

Microservices can be complicated and difficult to manage, but there’s a ready solution to this problem. With this practical guide, Lin Sun and Daniel Berg explain how service meshes can help you control interactions between the services in your application. You’ll explore what a service mesh is and how it works using Istio, an open source service mesh for managing and securing microservices.

Ideal for application developers, DevOps engineers, SecOps engineers, and others responsible for the delivery of containers and microservices, this guide takes an incremental adoption approach with Istio so you can adopt various features gradually and still reap the benefits. You’ll learn Istio’s architecture and explore its capabilities for observing microservices and dealing with their interactions.

  • Learn how a service mesh manages microservices and helps you innovate faster
  • Explore Istio’s observability, traffic management, and security capabilities
  • Add services to a mesh incrementally in a brownfield application
  • Use Istio to manage secure communication between services
  • Control how traffic flows into and out of the mesh and between services

Product information

  • Title: Istio Explained
  • Author(s): Lin Sun, Daniel Berg
  • Release date: February 2020
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781492073956