Several years ago, we started to see companies make the shift from monolithic architectures to microservices and Kubernetes environments. But with any shift in technology, the change to microservices provided many with added benefits but also introduced new challenges. No one knew, for example, they’d need something to help manage service-to-service communication so their services could actually communicate with each other effectively. While this need helped drive the initial development of service mesh, the technology continues to evolve. Now, with increasing complexity and demands coupled with thinly stretched resources or teams without service mesh expertise, supported service mesh (service mesh that is tested, hardened and backed up by a team of experts outside of your own organization) is becoming a good solution for many — especially for DevOps teams.
“DevOps” is a term used to describe the business relationship between development and IT operations. Mostly, the term is used when referring to improving communication and collaboration between the two teams. But while Dev teams are mainly responsible for creating new functionality to drive business, Ops teams are often the unsung — but extremely important — hero behind the scenes.
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