Service Mesh for Financial Companies

Today customers demand more engaging, personalized online experiences.

Financial services companies feel pressure to bring new products and features to market fast.

Our OS Istio-based Service Mesh Expertise is Deep

Your tech teams need a platform that enables rapid iteration and delivery – without burdening developers with mundane tasks like security, encryption, intelligent routing and resiliency.

We work with international finance organizations and understand the requirements of a service mesh built for companies like yours.

We help you implement and harden your Istio to:

  • Achieve compliance and security goals by micro-segmenting sensitive and customer-facing applications
  • Leverage Istio’s capabilities to reliably and securely implement cloud-native applications
  • Gain insight and visibility into your applications to ensure availability and performance

Insight into your Istio

Complimentary 360° Istio Health Assessment
(takes about 2 days to complete)


Service Mesh Architecture Implementation

Security Essentials

Istio Upgrade Assurance

Performance Essentials

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Experts on hand 24/7

‘Ask us anything’ sessions

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Scale to Peak Capacity, but Build for Average Capacity

5G service providers will deploy infrastructure in tens of thousands of locations, from clouds to data centers to light posts. Getting capacity wrong has a huge cost: if you provision each site for the highest load, then the average case is idle resources wasting money. Conversely, providers build their reputation on performance and can't fail to serve the peak load, even if it's only occasional. That's why service providers and vendors are building virtualization into every aspect of the network, from vRAN to core to multi-access edge. Done right, virtualization will let service providers move services throughout the network to where the demand is.

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5G is all about the edge, which means you need to be able to move around grains of sand rather than bricks in order to granularly provision capacity. How to get there is pretty clear. The only virtualization approach with the speed and flexibility to get the job done is containers on Kubernetes.

Aspen Mesh Helps You Take Advantage of the New Cloud-native World

Once you start to run those containers across tens of thousands of edge sites, the only way to ensure they run efficiently, reliably and securely is by using service mesh to manage layer 7 networking.   If you’re moving to 5G, your view of the world must change to account for new ways people want to use their devices, and more importantly, new ways your customers want to deliver services to their customers.

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5G offers a huge amount of opportunity for service providers, but also distinct challenges that emerge as the broader ecosystem moves to cloud-native solutions. As an F5 Networks incubation, Aspen Mesh is uniquely positioned to help you solve the challenges that come with transitioning to 5G and making the most out of cloud-native technologies. 

The Aspen Mesh Service Provider solution gives you:

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Sidecars to mesh every Cloud-native Network FunctionThe sidecars proxy traffic for each CNF and are the enabling substrate for the Service-Based Architecture.

  • Elastic, secure and performant fabric for HTTP/2 and JSON as standardized by 23.501 for Northbound interfaces
  • Distributed trace collection to isolate problems that span functions, vendors or sites.
  • Collect rich telemetry from CNFs to rapidly isolate inter-function and intra-function issues, while preserving encryption everywhere.
  • Security and volumetric telemetry for all TCP flows

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Cloud Native Control Plane The control plane that makes it all go depends only on Kubernetes, and fits into the tiniest edge sites and scales to the largest core clusters.

  • Automatic sidecar injection

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Unique Solutions for 5G Architectures Aspen Mesh and F5 combine the agility of a fast-moving startup in the service mesh space with the technical leadership trusted at the core of the world's largest and most complex networks.

  • Nested Service Mesh unifies CNFs whether or not they have their own service mesh already, on a consistent and secure substrate.
  • 4G tunneling combines F5 Big-IP technology with Aspen Mesh to cover legacy protocols like DIAMETER, SIP, GTPCv2.
  • Service Communication Proxy mode adds some 5G-specific signalling to the Aspen Mesh control plane to implement SCP mode from 23.501 Release 16.

Keep Control Of Your Network

In addition to providing the critical features you need to effectively provision workloads at the edge, our team has the expertise to help you get the most out of 5G. In other words, the edge.  If you are considering or undertaking your journey to 5G, reach out to us for a consultation on how we can help you make the most out of containers, Kubernetes and service mesh to drive differentiation in the market and open up new use cases.  

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