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Moderna's Nathaniel Reynolds on Service Mesh, Open Source, and AI for Developers

In this post, Nathaniel Reynolds, Associate Director of Informatics Architecture & DevOps at Moderna Therapeutics, talks about service mesh, removing limitations with open source, and how AI helps developers do more. No one can predict the future, but here’s a safe bet: in the next five to ten years, we aren’t going to have fewer applications. We’re going to have more. And that means connectivity requirements are going to get bigger and bigger over time.


Kong Mesh & Kuma 2.1 released with full suite of next-gen policies

We’re excited to announce the release of Kong Mesh and Kuma 2.1! In this release, we’re shipping the full suite of new and improved policies announced (and started) in 2.0. Additionally, we’re launching some more great UX improvements in the UI and a host of smaller fixes. In order to take advantage of the latest and greatest in service mesh, we strongly suggest upgrading to Kong Mesh 2.1. Upgrading is simple through kumactl or Helm.

The Magic of Service Mesh - What Your Sidecar Does for You

Magicians never reveal their secrets. . . but today, we reveal everything! Behold the mysterious Envoy and the magic of mesh in Kong Mesh and its open source sibling, Kuma. Spoiler: the secret is in the sidecar! Join this mesh-by-example talk to learn about how the service mesh manages certificate rotation, cross-zone communication, and service discovery. This talk will explain to service mesh newcomers what application developers can offload to the sidecar proxy — and why it’s a cost-effective way to achieve your reliability and security objectives.

Debugging Applications in Production with Service Mesh

As an application developer, have you ever had to troubleshoot an issue that only happens in production? Bugs can occur when your application gets released into the wild, and they can be extremely difficult to debug when you cannot reproduce without production data. In this blog, I am going to show you how to safely send your production data to development applications deployed using a service mesh to help you better debug and build production proof releases.

[Tech Talk] Advanced Service Mesh - Build and Manage Multi-Cloud Applications Using Kuma

A service mesh helps to make service communication more secure, reliable and traceable in distributed system architectures. In connection with the topic of service mesh, we often think of terms such as microservices, containers or Kubernetes; i.e. terms from the orbit of modern design methods, architectural approaches or technologies. Of course, everything is usually cloud-based.

Kong Mesh and Kuma 2.0 Released with eBPF Support, Next-Gen Policies

Today we’re excited to announce the release of Kong Mesh and Kuma 2.0. With this new major release, we’re announcing the first availability of our next-generation policies, in addition to new eBPF capabilities. 2.0 is also significant as we have unified the version scheme between Kong Mesh and Kuma. Previously, Kuma versions had an n-1 version naming convention when compared with Kong Mesh.


What is a service mesh?

A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer that manages traffic, also known as communication, between services in applications composed of containerized microservices. It is a critical component in a microservices architecture, responsible for the secure, fast, and reliable communication between services. This article answers a lot of the questions you may have about service meshes: What are they and how do they work? Who is using them and why?

Tech Talk - Service Mesh and GitOps Beyond Kubernetes

The #container adoption journey may be simple for experienced practitioners in greenfield development -but many established enterprises still face the daunting beginning of this journey, carrying the weight of complex monolithic applications on traditional compute. Join Kat and Christian as they extend #servicemesh and #GitOps beyond the boundaries of #Kubernetes. In this talk, you’ll learn.

Distributed tracing with Envoy, Kuma, Grafana Agent, and Jaeger

As a cloud service provider, observability is a critical subject as it's strongly related to the availability of the services running on the platform. We need to understand everything that is happening on our platform to troubleshoot errors as fast as possible and improve performance issues. A year ago, while the platform was still in private beta, we faced a tough reliability issue: users were facing random 500 errors when accessing their applications.