What is it?

Istio is open technology that provides a way for developers to seamlessly connect, manage and secure networks of different microservices — regardless of platform, source or vendor.

Manage microservices at scale while you decompose monoliths into smaller applications. Support traffic-flow management as well as access policy enforcement and telemetry data aggregation between microservices, without making changes to application code.

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IBM, Google and Lyft give microservices a ride on the Istio Service Mesh

Five exciting things about Istio v0.2

Concepts: Learn the different parts of the Istio system

Istio: A modern service mesh

What you get

Technical diagram illustrating components of Istio

Key benefits

  • Visibility through monitoring and tracing
  • Resiliency testing and efficiency
  • Traffic-control splitting and steering
  • Service security at scale
  • Policy enforcement

Take it for a test drive

Get your hands dirty. Evaluate ISTIO for yourself. In the IBM Code developer journey, find architectural diagrams, a GitHub repo, step-by-step instructions and the occasional demo for practical application.

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Manage microservices traffic using Istio

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