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"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."
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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.
CRD + RESTful Interface
Built on top of Envoy, Kuma can be fully operated via simple CRDs on Kubernetes or with a RESTful API on other platforms. GUI included.
L4 + L7 Policies
Connect your Microservices with Kuma, and apply intuitive policies for security, observability, routing, and more in one command.
Kuma can run anywhere, on Kubernetes and VMs, in the cloud or on-premise, in single or multi-datacenter setups.
Istio is ranked 1st in Service Mesh with 1 review while Kong Kuma is ranked 2nd in Service Mesh. Istio is rated 8.0, while Kong Kuma is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Istio writes "Balances load well, saves effort, and is open-source and free". On the other hand, Istio is most compared with AWS App Mesh and VMware Tanzu Service Mesh, whereas Kong Kuma is most compared with Envoy, HashiCorp Consul, AWS App Mesh and Buoyant Linkerd.
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