Virtualizing the Istio Sidecar

Apr-27 19:50 UTC

Language: English

Istio derives a bulk of its power from Envoy proxy which gets deployed as a sidecar to a running application. However, sidecar deployments are not the only way to achieve service-mesh capabilities. In this talk we discuss the work we’ve been doing to “virtualize” the Istio sidecar for our users by giving options for sidecar, service-account, shared-node, and even remote proxies and micro proxies.