What is Envoy Proxy?
Envoy is a high-performance open-source proxy server designed for cloud-native applications. It was created by Lyft in 2016 and has since been adopted by many other companies as a core component of their infrastructure.
Envoy provides a number of important features for modern, distributed applications including load balancing, service discovery, authentication and authorization, observability and more. Envoy is often used in conjunction with other tools in the cloud-native ecosystem, such as Kubernetes and service mesh.
One of the key features of Envoy is its modular architecture and “bring your own control plane” design philosophy, which allows it to be customized and extended to meet the specific needs of different applications. Envoy can be configured using a declarative configuration API or through a variety of control plane solutions like Istio.
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