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As on the ground microservice practitioners quickly realize, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug a set of intertwined distributed services versus a single monolithic application.
Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures. Built on the learnings of solutions such as NGINX, HAProxy, hardware load balancers, and cloud load balancers, Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner. When all service traffic in an infrastructure flows via an Envoy mesh, it becomes easy to visualize problem areas via consistent observability, tune overall performance, and add substrate features in a single place.
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.
Envoy is ranked 5th in Service Mesh while Istio is ranked 1st in Service Mesh with 1 review. Envoy 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". Envoy is most compared with Kong Kuma, VMware Tanzu Service Mesh and AWS App Mesh, whereas Istio is most compared with AWS App Mesh, Kong Kuma and VMware Tanzu Service Mesh.
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