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For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

With Microservices, A Service Mesh Helps Developers Focus On The Business

Diverse Hybrid Microservice Patterns Will Drive Service Mesh Specialization

October 24, 2019

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  • By Randy Heffner
  • with Christopher Mines,
  • Abigail Livingston,
  • Kara Hartig

Why Read This Report

Microservices provide application modularity and deployment flexibility, building agility for innovation and rapid response to digital disruption. But distributed systems are hard, and microservices are harder. Service meshes can help by reducing the amount of code that application development and delivery (AD&D) teams must write. To guide AD&D pros in planning their move to a service mesh, this report outlines the major benefits and complexities of a mesh, key solution architecture issues to address, and the emerging dynamics within the service mesh space.

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Table of Contents

  • You Need A Service Mesh For Your Microservices Applications
  • Adapt Service Mesh Usage To Your Microservices Approach
  • Istio Has An Early Lead, But It Will Be A Multimesh World
  • Recommendations

  • Use Domains And Application Needs To Guide Mesh Investments
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents