Navigating the Service Meshes Map
Navigating the Service Meshes Map A “Service Mesh” is an infrastructure layer regulating the interactions and relationships between applications or microservices. Rather than a source of fundamentally new features, it provides a repackaging of functionalities such as request-level load balancing, circuit-breaking, retries, instrumentation, and others. When developing cloud-native or hybrid applications, DevOps increasingly relies on service meshes to abstract application network functions from the code. Born as a facilitator for orchestration in the wake of Kubernetes and other container technology, service meshes are rapidly becoming an indispensable tool for containerization.