Integrate service mesh and K8s API gateways effectively: Best practices for Istio, Linkerd, and Emissary-Ingress

Do you currently use a service mesh and are experiencing difficulty in managing your API gateway or K8s ingress solution? Are you planning on using a service mesh and need to ensure you have a complementary gateway solution to ensure that you have end-to-end reliability, observability, and security for your user’s requests?

Managing both ingress (north-south) and service-to-service (east-west) traffic within Kubernetes can be challenging. Although many service mesh implementations include a gateway to manage ingress traffic, these are often not production-ready for running at scale or require customization to implement essential features such as traffic splitting, authentication, or TLS/SNI support.

Accordingly, it is a best practice to implement a separate gateway and service mesh for managing north-south and east-west traffic, but it can be challenging to effectively integrate the two technologies.

Talk to our solutions engineers to discuss how the right gateway solution can help you optimize costs, save time, and get the most out of your service mesh.


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