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Distributed tracing with Istio in AWS

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 by Neeraj Poddar

Everybody loves tracing! Am I right? If you attented KubeCon (my bad, CloudNativeCon!) 2017 at Austin or saw any of the keynotes posted online, you would have noticed the recurring theme explaining the benefits of tracing. Istio and service mesh were hot topics and many sessions discussed how Istio provides distributed tracing out of the box making it easier for application developers to integrate tracing into their system. Indeed, a great benefit of using service mesh is getting more visibility and understanding of your applications.…


Building Istio with Minikube-in-a-Container and Jenkins

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 by Andrew Jenkins

AspenMesh provides a supported distribution of Istio, which means that we need to be able to test and release bugfixes even if they are out-of-cadence with the upstream Istio project. To do this we’ve developed our own build and test infrastructure. Now that we’ve got many of these pieces up and running, we figured some parts might be useful if you are also interested in CI for Istio but not committed to Circle CI or GKE.…


Introducing Aspen Mesh - The Enterprise Service Mesh

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 by Shawn Wormke

Today we are very excited to introduce Aspen Mesh, an enterprise service mesh built on the open source project Istio. After talking to development and operations teams it became clear that microservices are great for development velocity, but the complexity and risk in these architectures lies in the service-to-service communication that microservices depend on. We have taken an application first approach to provide a communication fabric for microservices, called a service mesh.…