Service Mesh Primer
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Service Mesh Primer

The New Infrastructure for Microservices

About the Book

Microservices are still the most hyped software architecture. However, they cause additional complexity for operations. Service meshes are the latest technology to solve this problem. This primer explains what a service mesh is, shows reasons to use one, and give a complete executable example with Istio. It discusses also alternatives like Linkerd 2, Consul, and AWS App Mesh and when to use them.

About the Authors

Eberhard Wolff
Eberhard Wolff

Eberhard Wolff has 15+ years of experience as an architect and consultant - often on the intersection of business and technology. He is a Fellow at INNOQ in Germany. As a speaker, he has given talks at international conferences and as an author, he has written more than 100 articles and books e.g. about Microservices. His technological focus is on modern architectures – often involving Cloud, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Microservices or NoSQL.

Hanna Prinz
Hanna Prinz

Hanna Prinz is a Consultant at INNOQ who recently wrote her master thesis about Service Meshes. She used to give programming seminars at university and developed apps, front- and backends as a full-stack developer - until she faced the challenges of IT operations and could not resist. Since then she has been working on topics like Kubernetes, CI/CD and Service Meshes and is speaking about it on conferences and giving workshops.


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