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Control your Services

The ease with which applications and services can be developed today is of great benefit to businesses. But the proliferation of applications, microservices and serverless functions creates a jungle of services that is impossible to control and results in considerable loss to the business if left unmanaged. Glasnostic is a realtime operations solution that lets digital enterprises control the complex emergent behaviors that their connected applications and services exhibit so they can innovate faster and with confidence.

Microservices Glossary

In this post, we’ve gathered many of the common (and some not so common!) terms, patterns and products developers and operators reference when describing various aspects of a modern microservices architecture. In this post, we’ll look at architecture and components, operational patterns and techniques, and finally, products and projects....
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What is an API Gateway?

An API Gateway is a reverse proxy that exposes microservices as APIs. As the name implies, it acts as a “gatekeeper” between clients and microservices, dealing with what is often called “north-south” traffic. Typical features of an API Gateway include the ability to authenticate requests, enforce security policies, load balance between backend services and throttle them if necessary....
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The Kubernetes Service Mesh: A Brief Introduction to Istio

In this blog we explore what the Istio service mesh is, its architecture, when and where to use it, plus some criticisms of the platform....
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2018 in Review: The Biggest Developments around Microservices, API Gateways, Kubernetes and Service Mesh

2018 was an exciting year for both, open source developers and vendors in the microservices and API space. In this post, we’ll recap the major developments and product announcements, plus make a few predictions for 2019....
2018 in Review: The Biggest Developments around Microservices, API Gateways, Kubernetes and Service Mesh

Should I Use a Service Mesh?

This post is the second of a two-part series on the benefits of service meshes. In part one we covered what a service mesh is, how it works and the benefits it provides. In this post we’ll explore why, where and when to use one and what lies beyond....
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What is a Service Mesh?

This post is the first of a two-part series on the benefits of service meshes. In this post, we cover what a service mesh is, how it works and the benefits it provides. In part two we’ll explore why, where and when to use one and what lies beyond....
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Dealing with the ‘Gotchas’ When Deploying Microservices

It can be said that microservices have created a great disturbance in the force when it comes to building apps and the monolithic 3-tier development architecture that we’ve known so well for many years....
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Glasnostic, or How to Operate a Service Landscape

My how the world has changed. As a former “PaaS guy” — I was the technical founder of a company that became Red Hat OpenShift — I...
Antony Gormley: Firmament III (2009).