Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh

Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh is now available. This service mesh will help simplify the connection, observability, and management of applications deployed on Red Hat OpenShift. 

OpenShift Service Mesh is based on other technologies in the industry, like Istio, Kiali, and Jaeger. 

According to Red Hat, without a service mesh, a lot of the burden of managing interactions between services falls on developers. Red Hat believes this service mesh will free up development teams, allowing them to focus their energy on building applications and services that add value to the business. 

“The ability to visualize the connections between all the services and look at the topology of how they interconnect can also be helpful in understanding these complex service interconnections. By packaging these features together as part of the OpenShift Service Mesh, Red Hat is making it easier for developers to access more of the tools they need to successfully develop and deploy cloud-native microservices,” Brian Harrington, principal product manager at Red Hat, wrote in a post.  

Specific features of this service mesh include tracing and measurement, visualization, Service Mesh Operator, multiple interfaces for networking, and integrations with Red HAt 3scale API management. 

Developers can add the service mesh to their OpenShift instance using the OpenShift Service Mesh Operator. 

“Service mesh is the next big area of disruption for containers in the enterprise because of the complexity and scale of managing interactions with interconnected microservices,” said Larry Carvalho, research director at IDC. “Developers seeking to leverage Service Mesh to accelerate refactoring applications using microservices will find Red Hat’s experience in hybrid cloud and Kubernetes a reliable partner with the Service Mesh solution.”