The State of WebAssembly in Envoy Proxy

Written by Christian Posta, Global Field CTO and Yuval Kohavi, Chief Architect. At, we are very excited about Web Assembly as a way to extend an Envoy-based data plane in frameworks like API Gateways (Gloo) and Service Meshes (Istio, AppMesh, etc). Back in December 2019 we announced tooling to improve the experience of working […] Engineering | September 25, 2020
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Identity Federation for Multi-Cluster Kubernetes and Service Mesh

In this blog series, we will dig into specific challenge areas for multi-cluster Kubernetes and service mesh architecture, considerations and approaches in solving them. The previous blog posts focused on aspects of Failover and Fallback routing from a service mesh perspective and in comparison (and combined with) multi-cluster API gateway instances. In this blog post we start looking at […]

Denis Jannot | September 22, 2020
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Webinar Recap – Multi-Cluster API Gateway Patterns

Designing, building and operating applications for cloud-native infrastructure that are resilient, scalable, secure, and meet compliance and IT objectives gets complicated. Another wrinkle for the organizations with which we work is the fact they need to run across a hybrid deployment footprint, not just Kubernetes. Add to that the need to shape, manage, and secure […]

Betty Junod | September 15, 2020
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Handling Service to Service Failover at the Edge or Service Mesh

In this blog series, we will dig into specific challenge areas for multi-cluster Kubernetes and service mesh architecture, considerations and approaches in solving them. The previous blog post covered Multi-Cluster Service Mesh Failover and Fallback Routing as failover routing is one of the many reasons organizations look to adopt service mesh in addition to service to service communication, tracing, […]

Denis Jannot | September 14, 2020
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Announcing the WebAssembly (wasm) OCI Image Spec

In recent years, WebAssembly (Wasm) has emerged and gained in popularity for platform extensions as a portable binary instruction format with an embeddable and safe execution environment for client and server applications, including popular cloud-native technologies. We are very excited about the potential of Wasm across the industry, and specifically as a way to extend […]

Idit Levine | September 10, 2020
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Multi-Cluster Service Mesh Failover and Fallback Routing

In this blog series, we will dig into specific challenge areas for multi-cluster Kubernetes and service mesh architecture, considerations and approaches in solving them. In our first post, we looked at service discovery and in this post we’ll look at failover and fallback routing across multiple clusters.  What is failover and fallback routing? When building […]

Denis Jannot | September 8, 2020
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Your Agenda for September 2020

Speaking of September, we’ve updated the events calendar, with the latest talks at conferences, meetups, and community meetings. If you have an event coming up, you can request a speaker  here and continue the discussion in our community slack — requests for topics always welcome!  If you’re looking for past events, check out our YouTube […]

Betty Junod | September 4, 2020
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Service Mesh Hub v0.7.2 and Open Service Mesh Support

Service Mesh Hub is a Kubernetes-native management plane that enables configuration and operational management of multiple clusters of the same service meshes and multiple clusters of heterogeneous service meshes through a unified API. Since its open sourcing in spring of this year, we’ve been working hard with the community and ecosystem to make Service Mesh Hub […] Engineering | September 4, 2020
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[Tutorial] Securing APIs with OIDC Using Keycloak

API Gateways act as a control point between external clients (or end users) and your backend application services to make the connection, set policies around how much traffic should be accepted at any given time, to gracefully handle system failures, and to secure the environment and connection.  Authentication is one of the ways to protect […]

Adam Sayah | September 3, 2020
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End User Case Study: Zymergen

Today’s post features a Q&A with Gigi Jackson, Staff SRE at Zymergen, and their modernization to Kubernetes. Zymergen is a science and material innovation company that is rethinking biology and reimagining the world. Zymergen brings together life, data and computer science to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to electronics, […]

Betty Junod | September 1, 2020
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Webinar Recap – Gloo Federation Overview and Demo

Gloo is our next generation API gateway built with Envoy Proxy to help application teams secure and control the incoming traffic to their backend application workloads including legacy monoliths, microservices/Kubernetes, and serverless functions. Gloo is deployed at the edge and handles what is commonly referred to as “ingress” or “north/south” traffic into a cluster. As […]

Betty Junod | August 27, 2020
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Istio 1.7 and Product Updates

The latest release of Istio service mesh is now available. With version 1.7, the community continues to push along in the direction of improving usability, security, and reliability. At, we build application networking solutions including; Service Mesh Hub to manage multi-cluster Istio environments and the Developer Portal to catalog, expose, and manage running APIs […]

Betty Junod | August 25, 2020
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