Red Hat announces that it is launching OpenShift Service Mesh, a service for better management of service-to-service communication. The service must make the deployment and cooperation of microservices easier and less time-consuming.

The service is intended to manage data traffic, enforce policies and secure services, just like other service meshes. However, the OpenShift Service Mesh adds that the service mesh can be visualized. This makes it possible to observe services. In addition to these observation capabilities, developers can better manage the implementation of microservice architectures because the service mesh is integrated into OpenShift Kubernetes.

OpenShift Service Mesh is based on the Istio, Kiali and Jaeger projects, and is complemented by Kubernetes operators, for a better experience for developers. Users of OpenShift Service Mesh can build and manage meshes using Istio and Kiali technology. Jaeger adds the visibility of OpenTracing, a technique for monitoring services and the communication between them. This makes it possible, for example, to observe weaknesses or bugs in applications. With Jaeger, developers can follow the entire communication process between microservices.

Support for developers

Configuration and installation is done via Service Mesh Operator, and an Operator Lifecycle Management framework. This simplifies the implementation of applications in a service mesh. To allow developers to focus on building the applications themselves, installation, maintenance and lifecycle management have been automated.

More than 1,000 organizations worldwide are using Red Hat OpenShift in a variety of industries to promote digital and cloud-native transformation. By adding Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh, developers can be more productive on the most comprehensive Kubernetes platform in the market. By taking the burden of network connectivity and management out of their job responsibilities, they can focus on building the next generation of business applications,” said Ashesh Badani, senior vice president of Cloud Platforms at Red Hat.

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