Red Hat launches OpenShift Service Mesh

Red Hat, Inc., the world´s provider of open source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh to connect, observe and simplify service-to-service communication of Kubernetes applications on Red Hat OpenShift 4, the industry´s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, the company said.

Based on the Istio, Kiali and Jaeger projects and enhanced with Kubernetes Operators, OpenShift Service Mesh is designed to deliver a more efficient, end-to-end developer experience around microservices-based application architectures. This helps to free developer teams from the complex tasks of having to implement bespoke networking services for their applications and business logic.

While microservices present a transformative option for modern, cloud-native applications, effectively developing and using microservices in production can raise new challenges of implementing and managing inter-service communication. This has led to the development of the service mesh, an underlying infrastructure responsible for traffic management, policy enforcement and service identity and security.

The OpenShift Service Mesh extends these traffic management features by including service observability and visualization of the mesh topology to enhance the service mesh experience. By integrating service mesh natively into the OpenShift Kubernetes platform, developers can improve their implementation of microservice architectures. Platform operations teams can benefit from the ability to enforce IT policies for service security and communication. Users can benefit from normalized environments across datacenters and the cloud through the use of software defined infrastructure built on open source software.

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