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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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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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Overview

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.

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.

Platform Agnostic
Kuma can run anywhere, on Kubernetes and VMs, in the cloud or on-premise, in single or multi-datacenter setups.

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First AbuDhabi Bank, CISCO, Papa johns pizza, Samsung, Expedia
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company18%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%

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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