Linkerd, providing an enterprise-level open source service mesh for cloud-native applications, has moved to a 1.0 release.Offered by cloud software provider Buoyant, the mesh adds service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication.[ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ]
Bouyant describes a service mesh as a dedicated infrastructure layer for safe, fast, and reliable service-to-service communication, sitting as a layer of abstraction above TCP/IP.
It’s responsible for delivering requests through a complex topology of services in a cloud-native application, said William Morgan of Buoyant.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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