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Linux / Infrastructure

Istio + Envoy: Enabling Sidecars for Microservices

Angela Chin   

The migration from monolith to microservices has empowered engineering teams to develop modular code quickly and efficiently. While offering many benefits, this movement has also introduced challenges– namely, how to enable fast, secure communication across microservices.

One solution to container networking for polyglot microservices is the sidecar model, in which a separate process that manages all network traffic is deployed alongside your microservice. In this talk, we’ll explore the benefits of sidecars and see how they are implemented through two open-source projects: Envoy and Istio. By examining how these technologies could be used in both Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, users will be introduced to the true potential of sidecars.