“A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer that decouples some of the critical operational tasks of a distributed application from its business logic. Large-scale, Kubernetes-hosted microservice applications are natural candidates for service meshes due to their complex requirements of inter-services communication (e.g., retries, timeouts, traffic splitting), observability (e.g., metrics, logs, traces), and security features (e.g., authentication, authorization, encryption). Service meshes can offload many operational concerns of the Kubernetes cluster, leaving the developers to focus on business logic.”

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