Breaking and application into smaller components such as individual services or even as small as a function has provided the agility that developers needed to rapidly iterate their applications, but has resulted in an application architecture that is overall more complex. A service mesh allows development teams to define networking constructs such as load balancers, firewalls, and gateways programmatically
Ather Beg looks at a session that Mastercard presented at Future:NET 2018. For Ather, it reiterated even a cutting edge financial services provider faces the same challenges when transitioning to cloud-native infrastructure.
Ather Beg considers Marco Palladino’s presentation at Future:NET 2018 about the challenges to business around microservices and APIs. He outlines how service architecture is already changing, and how it will continue in the near future.
Service mesh and automation featured heavily in Future:NET 2018 presentations. Ed Horley was able to attend them, and shares his thoughts in this post.