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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[Tutorial] Rate Limiting of Service Requests in Istio Service Mesh

Istio is an open source and platform-independent service mesh that provides functionality for traffic management, policy enforcement and telemetry collection in Kubernetes application environments. As a service mesh, Istio solves the service-to-service communication for the applications deployed within the cluster.  While Istio has a robust feature set, end users are currently unable to set rate […]

Jim Barton | August 24, 2020
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Istio 1.7’s improved VM support, step-by-step

In the recently released Istio 1.7, support for running workloads in the service mesh on VMs has been improved. In 1.6, Istio added the WorkloadEntry resource which gives VMs first-class support in the service mesh, while Istio 1.7 adds the ability to securely bootstrap the identity of the running service in a VM as well […]

Christian Posta | August 22, 2020
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Deploy Gloo API Gateway From Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

NOTE: This blog was originally published in February 2020 and has been updated.  In addition to the open source and bring your own license listing, we’ve recently added an integrated billing option to consume Gloo Enterprise on a per proxy per day basis.   If you are running on or looking to migrate to Google Cloud, […]

Betty Junod | August 19, 2020
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WebAssembly Release: wasme CLI 0.0.26 with Istio 1.6 and Gloo 1.5 support

WebAssembly (Wasm) is an exciting new technology born from the need to support compatibility for client side application deployments and has tremendous potential for the server (infrastructure and application) side as well. Wasm is a portable, pre-compiled,and language agnostic binary instruction set for a virtual machine that can be run in the browser or on […] Engineering | August 17, 2020
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News Digest: Aug 14th 2020

The cloud native ecosystem moves fast; especially in the area of service mesh. With lots of news, interviews, and tutorials about microservices, Envoy proxy and service mesh.    New Interviews Semaphore Uncut Episode #17 | Listen Now Idit Levine shares insights on what’s next in service mesh solutions. We dig into the importance of the […]

Betty Junod | August 14, 2020
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Open Service Mesh ingress with Gloo API Gateway (w/ Video!)

Last week, Microsoft Azure announced a new open-source project called Open Service Mesh. OSM is a new service-mesh implementation based on Envoy Proxy (yay!) that implements the Service Mesh Interface (SMI). SMI, as you’ll recall, is heavily inspired from our service-mesh abstraction vision that we predicted back in November 2018. Service Mesh Hub is […]

Christian Posta | August 11, 2020
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[Tutorial] Securing Rate Limit Actions with JSON Web Tokens (JWT)

Most applications require external users or clients to access a variety of their services and therefore require policies to secure and protect them.  Rate limiting is a strategy implemented in API or Edge Gateways to protect backend services by preventing service outages from being overrun with more requests than it’s resources can process and respond […]

Betty Junod | August 10, 2020
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Securing Kiali in Istio 1.7

At we work with our customers to be successful with Envoy-based technology including supporting service mesh. With Istio support, we run into interesting questions that is sometime useful to share with the community. Some asked recently about securing Kiali, and upon investigation, we found some changes in Istio 1.7 (and Kiali) that we want […]

Christian Posta | August 7, 2020
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End User Case Study: EquipmentShare

In this post, we feature a Q&A with Hunter Scheib, Cloud Ops Engineer at EquipmentShare to talk about their migration to Kubernetes. EquipmentShare offers contractors a better way to manage mixed construction fleets by leveraging technology solutions to work smarter, more efficiently and increase productivity. EquipmentShare’s smart jobsite solutions and services include: Rent, new and […]

Betty Junod | August 5, 2020
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Customer Case Study: Vonage – API Gateway Migration

In this post, we feature a Q&A with Jonathan Lane, Senior Manager, Software Engineering, API Platform at Vonage. Vonage (Nasdaq: VG) is a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation. Vonage offers a unique combination of unified communications, contact center and communications APIs – all on a unified, flexible integrated platform. […]

Betty Junod | August 4, 2020
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Webinar Recap – Protecting Applications with L4 and L7 Network Encryption for TLS/mTLS

API Gateways act as a control point for accessing backend application services by external clients and end users. Depending on the request path and the service the client is connecting to, organizations may want to secure it by encrypting the communications.  Gloo is a next generation API Gateway and Kubernetes Ingress controller that connects, manages […]

Betty Junod | August 3, 2020
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