What is Mesh Services ?

In software architecture, a service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer for facilitating service-to-service communications between microservices, often using a sidecar proxy. A service mesh, like the open-source project Istio, is a way to control how different parts of an application share data with one another. Unlike other systems for managing this communication, a service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer built right into an app. This visible infrastructure layer can document how well (or not) different parts of an app interact, so it becomes easier to optimize communication and avoid downtime as an app grows.

Istio is an open-source platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies, and aggregate telemetry data. Istio is an open-source service mesh platform that provides a way to control how microservices share data with one another. Google, IBM, and Lyft launched Istio in May 2017 to address the compliance and security challenges that arise when integrating application based microservices in distributed systems. The initial release was designed to be used in a Kubernetes cluster environment. Istio has since added support for Nomad and Consul clusters.

AWS App mesh can run with AWS Fargate, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and Kubernetes running on AWS environment. Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers reliable, scalable, and cost-effective computing resources on which to host your applications.

Anthos is a platform that allows users to run applications on-premise not just in Google Cloud but also with other providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Anthos is basically a service for Hybrid Cloud and workload management that runs on the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and apart from the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you will be able to manage workloads running on third-party clouds like AWS and Azure.

Azure Service Fabric is Microsoft’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and is used to build and deploy microservices-based cloud applications. Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service Fabric also addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud-native applications.