Service Mesh

Tetrate’s Enterprise Service Mesh for OpenShift Is Now Available on the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog

OpenShift is the de facto standard Kubernetes distribution for enterprise customers. A significant number of Tetrate’s enterprise customers are Red Hat customers, so it’s to be expected that Tetrate Service Bridge (TSB) will run well on OpenShift out of the box. This assures customers that they don’t have to compromise on security or sacrifice the enterprise power of the OpenShift platform and migrate away to a different Kubernetes distribution that is “on the supported list”.

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Service Mesh Now with Tetrate Istio Distro
Tetrate

Start Using Service Mesh Now with Tetrate Istio Distro on the Azure Container Marketplace for Kubernetes Applications

Service mesh is entering the mainstream as a preferred solution for securing, connecting, and managing today’s distributed, dynamic applications. Tetrate Istio Distro (TID) is the easiest way to get started with Istio, the most widely used service mesh, and is available now from the Azure Container Marketplace for Kubernetes Applications with enterprise support via Tetrate Istio Subscription (TIS). Tetrate Istio Distro is a vetted, upstream distribution of Istio that is simple to install, manage, and upgrade with FIPS-verified builds available for FedRAMP environments.

The Azure Container Marketplace allows application teams and operators to acquire and deploy Tetrate Istio Distro to their AKS clusters as a single task.

  • If you are just starting with Istio, Tetrate Istio Distro on the Azure Container Marketplace offers a streamlined way to deploy Istio to new and existing AKS clusters.
  • If you already use Istio, Tetrate Istio Distro makes Istio lifecycle management safe and easy.
  • Tetrate Istio Subscription offers enterprise support plus access to the expertise of Istio and Envoy creators and core contributors.
  • Azure Container Marketplace is a simple, flexible way to procure Istio support from Tetrate.

Tetrate has worked closely with the Azure team to make the process of deploying Istio on AKS seamless. We’d like to share the highlights of that work and how you can get started using Istio today.

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Cloud
AWS, Tetrate Service Bridge

Deploying Tetrate Service Bridge for Hybrid Infrastructures Spanning Amazon EKS Anywhere and Amazon EKS on the Cloud

One of the strengths of Kubernetes is its flexibility in terms of the target infrastructure on which it can be deployed. It can be rolled out on anything from a tiny cluster running on a laptop to large, multi-national scale-out infrastructure. Applications that run on such scaled-out infrastructure often require support for multiple clusters, regions, and even multiple cloud providers. Among our enterprise customers, we also see a trend of migrating from monolithic architectures for their applications to microservices.

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mTLS by book
mTLS

mTLS by the Book

In DevSecOps the reality is that everything is configurable– absolutely everything. A good analogy here: Imagine if you had a pen that had– instead of one button to retract the ballpoint– a number of knobs and switches– a color adjuster, pressure switch, ink density tuning wheel, etc. Many people would find it difficult to sign their name because not many of us are ink experts. A similar situation is happening when application developers or infrastructure specialists need to become cryptographers to set up mTLS certificates.

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Rock climber
Kubernetes, Tetrate Service Bridge

Multi-site failover with Tetrate Service Bridge

Microservices bring many benefits to any organization’s software practice. It can be efficiency, speed of changes and improvements, granularity of control over application behavior, solid and stable end-user experience with multiple instances of the service running in parallel, and also global reach with ability to get services closer to the user geographical location and more.

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Tetrate x AWS
AWS, Tetrate

Tetrate works with ECS Anywhere to bring seamless connectivity on prem and cloud

Technological progress never stops, and the goal of any enterprise architecture is to build harmony between multiple technologies. Merge them together, take the best of each, and use those technologies to become more efficient in your particular business area. Also, the intent is to simplify: Make different stacks work for you instead of spending all your time managing different pillars of your infrastructure.

AWS ECS Anywhere (ECS-A) is one of those cases where customers get the best of all worlds: a cloud-hosted and managed stack– extended to your on-premise data center– and running tasks inside of Docker containers on the hardware hosted in your datacenter.

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AWS, Tetrate, Tetrate Service Bridge

TSB CI/CD Pipeline on Gitlab deploying application in AWS

As code gets signed off by a developer, it goes to the infrastructure teams that deploy it in the dev/test environment and then validate it via a number of tests. The developer’s skill set usually doesn’t include knowledge of Kubernetes, service mesh parameters, or Ingress gateways. Beyond knowledge, there is usually enterprise grade separation of roles: the developer shouldn’t have access to the network configuration, unnecessary monitoring tools, and certainly not security objects such as certificates.                           

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Istio
Istio, Open Source, Tetrate

Using Traefik Ingress Controller with Istio Service Mesh

The Istio service mesh comes with its own ingress, but we see customers with requirements to use a non-Istio ingress all the time. Previously, we’ve covered integrating NGINX with Istio. Recently we’ve been working with customers that are using Traefik ingress. With some slight adjustments to the approach we suggested previously, we at Tetrate learned how to implement Traefik as the ingress gateway to your Istio Service Mesh. This article will show you how.

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