back to article Microsoft introduces Open Service Mesh for Kubernetes, plans quick donation to CNCF

Microsoft plans to donate a new open source project, the Open Service Mesh (OSM), described as a "lightweight and extensible service mesh that runs on Kubernetes," to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and has kicked off the process to do so. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a service mesh for …

  1. oliversalmon

    What about Hashicorp Consul?

    Consul is a far more effective service mesh as it doesn't require K8s to for one and can synchronise its registry between services that are on or off K8s

  2. Robert Grant Silver badge

    Good move

    With the success of Kubernetes, and the corresponding failure of Microsoft's sort-of equivalent, Service Fabric, it makes sense to own the new layer in between Kubernetes and the app. Google have potentially shot themselves in the foot with the oddness around Istio's trademark.

  3. tdopz

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