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Top Answer: The load balancing, service application, and monitoring of the life of the service are valuable features. We use it for authentication of call services, load balancing the calls among the service… more »
Top Answer: It is on the less expensive side. It provides a significant saving for us in terms of cost and other things. It is open-source. We just download it from the open-source framework and use it.
Top Answer: For our use case that we applied it to, there were graph queues and the calls that were coming in. There were the things that we couldn't apply at the time, but it kind of worked.
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AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that provides application-level networking to make it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure. App Mesh standardizes how your services communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and ensuring high-availability for your applications.

Modern applications are typically composed of multiple services. Each service may be built using multiple types of compute infrastructure such as Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate. As the number of services grow within an application, it becomes difficult to pinpoint the exact location of errors, re-route traffic after failures, and safely deploy code changes. Previously, this has required you to build monitoring and control logic directly into your code and redeploy your service every time there are changes.

AWS App Mesh makes it easy to run services by providing consistent visibility and network traffic controls for services built across multiple types of compute infrastructure. App Mesh removes the need to update application code to change how monitoring data is collected or traffic is routed between services. App Mesh configures each service to export monitoring data and implements consistent communications control logic across your application. This makes it easy to quickly pinpoint the exact location of errors and automatically re-route network traffic when there are failures or when code changes need to be deployed.

You can use App Mesh with AWS Fargate, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and Kubernetes running on AWS, to better run your application at scale. App Mesh also integrates with AWS Outposts for your applications running on-premises. App Mesh uses the open source Envoy proxy, making it compatible with a wide range of AWS partner and open source tools.

Intelligently control the flow of traffic and API calls between services, conduct a range of tests, and upgrade gradually with red/black deployments.

Automatically secure your services through managed authentication, authorization, and encryption of communication between services.

Apply policies and ensure that they’re enforced, and that resources are fairly distributed among consumers.

See what's happening with rich automatic tracing, monitoring, and logging of all your services.

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Computer Software Company32%
Media Company22%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm6%
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm8%

AWS App Mesh is ranked 3rd in Service Mesh while Istio is ranked 1st in Service Mesh with 1 review. AWS App Mesh is rated 0.0, while Istio is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Istio writes "Balances load well, saves effort, and is open-source and free". AWS App Mesh is most compared with HashiCorp Consul, Kong Kuma, Envoy and VMware Tanzu Service Mesh, whereas Istio is most compared with Kong Kuma and VMware Tanzu Service Mesh.

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