It’s been almost two years since Istio came into being and now the highly-anticipated milestone has been reached: 1.0 is here. All the core features are now ready for production use. Does it have what it takes to become the de facto service mesh for Kubernetes? Let’s find out. It’s not far-fetched to say that Istio is one of the hottest open source projects right now; anyone who’s interested in microservices, containers and even serverless will find it useful. Today, we’re celebrating the general availability of Istio 1.0. All thecore featuresare now ready for production use.