Tetrate Istio Distro Deployment through EKS add-ons
AWS, Istio, Istio Distro, Service Mesh

Announcing Tetrate Istio Distro Deployment through EKS add-ons: Simplifying Istio on EKS

Today, we are excited to announce that Tetrate Istio Distro (TID) is deployable as an add-on for Amazon EKS. Istio is the de facto standard for running service mesh on top of Kubernetes, and AWS EKS is one of the most popular ways to run Kubernetes. Tetrate’s TID is the first Istio distro deployable using EKS add-on commands, and this new capability makes it super simple to run Tetrate’s hardened, FIPS-compliant, and fully upstream Istio distribution everywhere EKS is available. By making TID available as an add-on, we are making it easier for organizations to productionize Istio, reduce operational complexity, and ultimately achieve application security and modernization goals faster. In this blog, I will show you how to get started with this new EKS add-on.

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Service Mesh Now with Tetrate Istio Distro
Istio, Istio Distro, Kubernetes

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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FIPS Certification
FIPS Certification, Istio Distro, Tetrate

Tetrate Istio Distro Achieves FIPS Certification

Tetrate has achieved a unique milestone with an Istio distribution that has been verified to meet US Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2; in short, this distribution is FIPS 140-2 verified. You can access this distribution now from Tetrate (see tetratefips-v0) and can also consider Tetrate Istio Subscription, which includes support for this new distribution. This verified distribution is also included in the US Government’s Iron Bank repository for verified software. 

This FIPS-verified distribution is a specific build of the open source Istio project, the leading software platform for delivering service mesh architectures for use in developing and delivering cloud-native software. Istio is widely used with three other open source projects: Kubernetes container orchestration software, Envoy as a sidecar proxy, and Skywalking for observability. (Istio uses the Envoy proxy for its data plane, with Istio itself serving as the control plane.)

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