Architecting Istio 1.1 for Performance
Hyper-scale, microservice-based cloud environments have been exciting to build but challenging to manage. Along came Kubernetes (container orchestration) in 2014, followed by Istio (container service management) in 2017. Both open-source projects enable developers to scale container-based applications without spending too much time on administration tasks.
Now, new enhancements in Istio 1.1 deliver scale-up with improved application performance and service management efficiency. Simulations using our sample commercial airline reservation application show the following improvements, compared to Istio 1.0.