KubeCon and CloudNativeCon
Case Studies, Envoy Proxy & GetEnvoy, Events, Istio, Open Source, Tetrate

Tetrate highlights from KubeCon San Diego: Istio, Envoy, and a brownfield to greenfield use case

Going to KubeCon San Diego? Visit us at Booth SE65.

KubeCon is just 2 weeks away, and Tetrate is excited to be sending our engineers, including top Istio and Envoy contributors. Look for the newly released Istio roadmap, Istio Up and Running, by Lee Calcote and our own Zack Butcher. And stop by and ask us anything about bridging legacy with cloud native.

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Envoy Proxy & GetEnvoy, Tetrate

gRPC Transcoding With Istio

By SAI SITHARAMAN

There are a lot of advantages to using gRPC instead of HTTP/JSON when building new APIs, like HTTP/2, streaming, cross-language support, server push, etc. The hardest part tends to be legacy services that expect HTTP/JSON. This is why gRPC-JSON transcoding is so attractive: we can implement gRPC servers but expose them to legacy services with a HTTP/JSON interface. Typically, we would use the gRPC Gateway or a product like Google Cloud Endpoints to handle gRPC-JSON transcoding for us, but Envoy implements transcoding too!

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Envoy Proxy
Envoy Proxy & GetEnvoy, Open Source

Announcing GetEnvoy, making Envoy adoption easier

Why Envoy Proxy

If you’re running a large, distributed architecture, you’ve probably heard of Envoy, if not pored over its features for controlling, securing and monitoring a system with unwieldy, heterogeneous components. A quick walkthrough, if you haven’t: Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is an open source, edge and service proxy that abstracts the networking functionality away from applications, providing common, platform-agnostic features. Envoy proxies can be deployed beside your applications as a sidecar or run as an edge proxy. (For details, we recommend this CNCF primer).

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Events, Istio, Service Mesh

Using gRPC to solve the problems of REST APIs: Service Mesh Day video and transcript (Venil Noronha)

Transcript

All right. Thanks for joining me in this talk. My name is Venil Noronha and I worked with the VMware open source technology center. I have a fun job that is to contribute upstream to Istio and Envoy full time. Today we’ll have a look at rest API in some problems associated with rest APIs and how gRPC solves these problems. And finally we’ll have a look at how we can take the gRPC experience to applications running on a web browsers with the help of gRPC web and Istio.

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Tetrate Engineer and Envoy Senior Maintainer Lizan Zhou
Envoy Proxy & GetEnvoy, Events, Security

The basics of Envoy and Envoy extensibility

In his 2019 talks at KubeCon Barcelona, Tetrate Engineer and Envoy Senior Maintainer Lizan Zhou presented an overview of Envoy and a deep dive into its extensibility. The service proxy solves a host of operational problems related to observability and networking in large distributed systems, and its extensibility allows it to be adapted to a large variety of end use cases. Tetrate’s GetEnvoy, which provides enterprise with certified and tested Envoy proxy builds, launches next week.

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Configuring Envoy Envoy 101: Configuring Envoy as a Gateway
Envoy Proxy & GetEnvoy, Events, Istio, Service Mesh, Tetrate

Envoy extensibility and service mesh; Video highlights from KubeCon Barcelona 2019

At KubeCon Barcelona this May 20-23, 2019, 7,700 attendees gathered to discuss emerging trends in cloud native computing, microservices architectures and container orchestration. Tetrate, which offers enterprise-ready service mesh solutions for networking and observability, was proud to send four of its engineers to participate in five of the scheduled sessions.

Lizan Zhou, who is both a founding engineer at Tetrate and a senior maintainer of Envoy, led both an “Intro to Envoy” session…

Lizan Zhou, “Intro to Envoy”

…and a “Deep Dive into Envoy” focused on extensability.

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Apache SkyWalking application performance monitoring tool
Apache SkyWalking, Observability, Open Source

3X performance improvement in SkyWalking’s recent 6.1 release

Apache SkyWalking, the observability analysis and application performance monitoring (APM) tool, shattered its own performance record with its recent 6.1 release.

Designed especially for microservices, cloud native and container based architecture, SkyWalking provides distributed tracing, service mesh telemetry analysis, metric aggregation and workload visualization.

Following SkyWalking’s integration with Istio and Envoy-based Service Mesh at the end of 2018, our colleague, Hongtao Gao, set a performance baseline with his blog post SkyWalking performance in Service Mesh scenario.

Using an 8 CPU, 16GB VM test environment, SkyWalking was found to support 25K telemetry data per second, or 100K data per second in a 3-node cluster using elasticsearch as storage.

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Matt Klein - Envoy Proxy
Envoy Proxy & GetEnvoy, Events, Open Source, Tetrate

Envoy Proxy: Matt Klein on the standard data plane and where it’s going

Matt Klein, the creator of Envoy, says he had greatly underestimated the market demand for a proxy that could be used in a generic way. The Lyft software engineer wrote Envoy as a “communication bus” to handle issues like rate limiting, circuit breaking, and load balancing. It facilitates network-transparent applications and allows developers to focus on business logic rather than debugging and network management.

The keynote at Tetrate’s Service Mesh Day 2019 spoke about the rise of Envoy, its ecosystem, and its growth from a proxy into more of a platform.

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