The more extensive and intertwined a microservices architecture becomes, the more confusing it becomes. This is referred to as “service mesh“. Today, such architectures are developed natively in the cloud and special requirements are placed on those who are to manage these microservices. Istio is the tool which helps keep the overview and reduce the complexity of these deployments. Benefit from Istio’s features and run a distributed microservice architecture efficiently.
As a follow-up to our previous cheat sheet featuring the most important commands and functions, DevOpsCon speaker Michael Hofmann has put together the 8 best practices you should keep in mind when using Istio.
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Cheat Sheet content
Use Automatic Sidecare Injection
Manage your Service Mesh with a comprehensive set of rules
Double check rules
Delegate resilience to Service Mesh
Define clear boundaries for Service Mesh security and application Security
Start Service Mesh Tooling Early in your project and integrate it into your CI/CD Pipeline