Conclusion and takeaways

  • The network is definitely NOT reliable.

  • Istio bring tools to DevOps and SRE to manage network concerns on behalf of Dev teams letting then focus on delivering business value.

  • The sidecar patterns tackles microservices concerns in a uniform and declarative way.

  • Istio can (and should) be adopted incrementally.Christian Posta, Istio in Action

  • Benchmark other service mesh technologies: Linkerd is an option to consider also.

  • Service mesh maturity model:

Service mesh maturity model