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Bootstrapping Service Mesh Implementations with Istio

By : Anand Rai
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Book Image

Bootstrapping Service Mesh Implementations with Istio

4 (1)
By: Anand Rai

Overview of this book

Istio is a game-changer in managing connectivity and operational efficiency of microservices, but implementing and using it in applications can be challenging. This book will help you overcome these challenges and gain insights into Istio's features and functionality layer by layer with the help of easy-to-follow examples. It will let you focus on implementing and deploying Istio on the cloud and in production environments instead of dealing with the complexity of demo apps.  You'll learn the installation, architecture, and components of Istio Service Mesh, perform multi-cluster installation, and integrate legacy workloads deployed on virtual machines. As you advance, you'll understand how to secure microservices from threats, perform multi-cluster deployments on Kubernetes, use load balancing, monitor application traffic, implement service discovery and management, and much more. You’ll also explore other Service Mesh technologies such as Linkerd, Consul, Kuma, and Gloo Mesh. In addition to observing and operating Istio using Kiali, Prometheus, Grafana and Jaeger, you'll perform zero-trust security and reliable communication between distributed applications. After reading this book, you'll be equipped with the practical knowledge and skills needed to use and operate Istio effectively.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
1
Part 1: The Fundamentals
5
Part 2: Istio in Practice
10
Part 3: Scaling, Extending,and Optimizing

Certification and learning resources for Istio

The primary resource for learning Istio is the Istio website (https://istio.io/latest/). There is elaborative documentation on performing basic to multi-cluster setups. There are resources for beginners and advanced users, and various exercises on performing traffic management, security, observability, extensibility, and policy enforcement. Outside of the Istio documentation, the other organization providing lots of supportive content on Istio is Tetrate (https://tetrate.io/), which also provides labs and certification courses. One such certification provided by Tetrate Academy is Certified Istio Administrator. Details about the course and exam are available at https://academy.tetrate.io/courses/certified-istio-administrator. Tetrate Academy also provides a free course to learn about Istio fundamentals. You can find the details of the course at https://academy.tetrate.io/courses/istio-fundamentals. Similarly, there is a course from Solo...