Today, it seems like every cloud vendor is pitching a service mesh, but is this really necessary? In this episode, Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Ned Bellavance, and Jason Benedicic join Stephen Foskett to discuss the value of a service mesh to modern application stacks. In theory, a service mesh facilitates communication between services and microservices in modern applications. It also provides a data and management plane to today’s scalable applications and can improve security and flexibility. But a service mesh is built of proxies, and this adds multiple layers of complexity to already-complex containerized application platforms. Before companies deploy a service mesh, they should consider whether the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
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