ISTIO is an open-source service mesh that helps in managing traffic flows in between the services and enforcing the access policies. ISTIO is a way that enables developers to connect, handle and secure networks of different microservices belonging to different platforms, sources or vendors in a hassle-free manner.
Some of the alluring benefits of deploying a service mesh such as ISTIO includes,
Observability : A service mesh provides service-level visibility, tracing, and monitoring. It offers deep insights and granular observability into distributed services.
Security : Service mesh secures the interactions within the network by providing a mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Routing : A service mesh provides granular control of network traffic to determine where the request for the services is routed.