Solo.io Enhances Gloo Mesh Enterprise
August 24, 2021
expanded the capabilities of its Gloo Mesh
platform, Gloo Mesh Enterprise. These
capabilities deliver both service mesh
management and a full-featured API gateway built
on or for Istio environments — all customizable
for any requirements. Gloo Mesh Enterprise now
also includes Gloo Mesh Gateway, a full-featured
API gateway along with multi-cluster aware Gloo
Portal. The enhanced Gloo Mesh Enterprise
unifies and simplifies the process of setting up
and managing multi-cluster and multi-mesh
service mesh environments, sparing companies the
pain of building or operating multiple tools
Gloo Mesh Core — Service mesh management, multi-cluster and multi-mesh management that builds on Istio and WebAssembly and helps with FIPS-compliant operations across multiple clusters and other service meshes on any cloud.
“Customers told us that they needed a more
unified approach for customizing, managing, and
configuring end-to-end security encryption and
traffic control, including integrating
north/south traffic management within clusters,”
said Christian Posta, global field CTO, Solo.io.
“To meet this need, we have taken our
customer-proven API gateway features from Gloo
Edge and brought them to Gloo Mesh. Companies
that have implemented Istio to act as an API
gateway can now use Gloo Mesh to add a host of
enterprise class features including external
authentication, advanced rate limiting, and a
multi-cluster developer portal.”
Improved security certificate management such as integration with external certificate providers as well as automated control-plane certificate rotation with no downtime that enable customers to integrate with their PKI infrastructure and keep their signing certificates safe.
Added N-4 version support for Istio (currently 1.11 and the four previous versions) for Istio with rapid response on important bugs and issues.
Discovery of multiple available ingress gateways for each managed service mesh, plus the VirtualMesh abstraction now allow users to select specific ingress gateway(s) for handling their cross-cluster east-west traffic.
Istio provides enterprises with an API gateway
today, there are limits when we look toward the
future — and these limits will be a headache
with configuration-related challenges for
various use cases,” said Paul Nashawaty, senior
analyst, ESG. “Today’s enterprises are
requesting support for multi-cluster, robust,
dynamic scenarios as well as advanced features
for external authentication and rate limiting.
Solo.io’s Gloo Mesh Enterprise addresses these
potential pain points with a unified solution
that has an eye toward the future.”
Gloo Mesh Gateway now offers almost all capabilities available in Gloo Edge. Gloo Edge is still available for customers who only need Envoy Proxy to act as an API gateway or point of ingress to Kubernetes clusters.