As companies build modern applications, they are leveraging microservices to effectively build and manage them. As they do, they realize that they are increasing complexity and de-centralizing ownership and control. These new challenges require a new way to monitor, manage and control microservice-based applications at runtime.
A service mesh is an emerging pattern that is helping ensure resiliency and uptime – a way to more effectively monitor, control and secure the modern application at runtime. Companies are adopting Istio as their service mesh of choice as it provides a toolbox of different features that address various microservices challenges. Istio provide a solution to many challenges, but leaves some critical enterprise challenges on the table. Enterprises require additional features that address observability, policy and security. With this in mind, we have built new enterprise features into a platform that runs on top of Istio, to provide all the functionality and flexibility of open source, plus features, support and guarantees needed to power enterprise applications.
At KubeCon North America 2018, Aspen Mesh announced open beta. With Aspen Mesh you get all the features of Istio, plus:
Advanced Policy Features
Aspen Mesh provides RBAC capabilities you don’t get with Istio.
Istio Vet (an Aspen Mesh open source contribution to help ensure correct configuration of your mesh) is built into Aspen Mesh and you get additional features as part of Aspen Mesh that don’t come with open source Istio Vet.
Analytics and Alerting
The Aspen Mesh platform provides insights into key metrics (latency, error rates, mTLS status) and immediate alerts so you can take action to minimize MTTD/MTTR.
See multiple clusters that live in different clouds in a single place to see what’s going on in your microservice architecture through a single pane of glass.
Aspen Mesh Experiments lets you quickly test new versions of microservices so you can qualify new versions in a production environment without disrupting users.
An Intuitive UI
Get at-a-glance views of performance and security posture as well as the ability to see service details.
Our team of Istio experts makes it easy to get exactly what you need out of service mesh.
You can take advantage of these features for free by signing up for Aspen Mesh Beta access.