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 and Google announce Istio 1.0: A microservices mesh framework

Five exciting things about Istio 1.0

Concepts: Learn the different parts of the Istio system

Istio and microservices: DevOps velocity, without the complexity

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 these tutorials, find architectural diagrams, a GitHub repo, step-by-step instructions and the occasional demo for practical application.

Manage microservices traffic using Istio

Make your microservices resilient and fault-tolerant using Istio

Get certified

After completing this learning path, you'll understand 12-factor apps and how microservices are managed with the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and Istio. You'll get hands-on experience working with containers, Kubernetes and how to deploy containerized apps. You'll learn how to deploy microservices in a cluster and how to connect, manage and secure those microservices.

Getting Started with Kubernetes on IBM Cloud

Getting Started with Microservices and Istio

Beyond the Basics: Istio and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

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