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Generally available: Open Service Mesh extension for Azure Arc

Published date: May 17, 2022

The Open Service Mesh (OSM) extension is a managed service mesh for Arc-enabled Kubernetes clusters that is lightweight and extensible. It can be configured with Service Mesh Interface APIs, works by injecting envoy proxy as a sidecar to each application instance, and brings a new Azure Portal experience for onboarding. Open Service Mesh covers some of the core features of a service mesh including:

  • mTLS traffic encryption between microservices
  • Traffic splitting for canary and blue/green deployments
  • Fine grained access control policies for microservices communicating over HTTP, TCP, and gRPC
  • Observability for application performance
  • Traffic control for ingress with various tools such as Contour
  • Progressive delivery with Flagger

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  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features