TECH BUYER Dec 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45713119

Service Mesh Infrastructure — A Workloads Perspective

By: Sriram SubramanianResearch Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Service Mesh Infrastructure

Situation Overview

Overview

Table: Major Investments Related to Service Mesh Infrastructure, 2018–2019

Why Service Mesh Infrastructure?

Service Gravity — Why Does It Matter?

Figure: Service Gravity

Service Mesh Infrastructure — Key Benefits

Security

Reliability

Observability

Figure: Service Mesh Infrastructure — Key Benefits

Service Mesh Infrastructure Overview

Data Plane

Proxy/Service Proxy

API Gateway

Logging

Tracing

Monitoring

Security Policy Engine

Control Plane

Service Discovery and Service Registry

Service Identity

Auth and Auth

Policies

Infrastructure

Management Layer

Mesh Layer

Figure: Service Mesh Infrastructure

Service Mesh Consumption Options

Delivery Models

Service Mesh as a Software

Service Mesh as a Service

Deployment Locations

On-Premises Infrastructure

Off-Premises Infrastructure

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Deployment Options

Containers

Virtual Servers

Bare Metal Servers

Which Delivery Model Is Right for You?

Figure: Service Mesh — Consumption Options

Service Mesh — Primary Use Cases

Service Mesh Infrastructure Vendors

Figure: Aspen Mesh

Figure: AWS

Figure: Buoyant

Figure: Google

Figure: HashiCorp

Figure: IBM/Red Hat

Figure: Kong

Figure: Solo.io

Figure: Tetrate

Advice for the Technology Buyer

IDC's Point of View

Outlook

Challenges

Opportunities

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Related Research

Synopsis

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