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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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out of 7 in Service Mesh
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Reviews
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out of 7 in Service Mesh
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3,182
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Rating
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Overview

Multiple clouds and private datacenters with dynamic IPs, ephemeral containers, dominated by east-west traffic, no clear network perimeters.

CONSUL APPROACH
-Centralized registry to locate any service
-Services discovered and connected with centralized policies
-Network automated in service of applications
-Zero trust network enforced by identity-based security policies

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

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

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

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

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company23%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm8%

HashiCorp Consul is ranked 4th in Service Mesh while Istio is ranked 1st in Service Mesh with 1 review. HashiCorp Consul 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". HashiCorp Consul is most compared with AWS App Mesh, Kong Kuma, VMware Tanzu Service Mesh, Buoyant Linkerd and Envoy, whereas Istio is most compared with Kong Kuma, AWS App Mesh and VMware Tanzu Service Mesh.

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