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What’s a service mesh? And why do I need one?

  • April 25, 2017

tl;dr: A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer for making service-to-service communication safe, fast, and reliable. If you’re building a cloud native application, you need a service mesh. Over…

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Introducing Linkerd-tcp

  • March 29, 2017

Yesterday, at Kubecon EU, I announced an exciting new project in the Linkerd family: Linkerd-tcp. Linkerd-tcp is a lightweight, service-discovery-aware, TLS-ing TCP load balancer that integrates directly with the existing Linkerd service…

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Announcing one hundred billion production requests!

  • March 7, 2017

We’re happy to announce that, one year after version 0.1.0 was released, Linkerd has processed over 100 billion production requests in companies around the world. Happy birthday, Linkerd! Let’s take a look at all…

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Linkerd 0.9.0 released

  • February 23, 2017

Today we’re happy to release Linkerd 0.9.0, our best release yet! This release is jam packed with internal efficiency upgrades and major improvements to the admin dashboard. We also took…

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Making Things Faster by Adding More Steps

  • January 31, 2017

The development of distributed systems is full of strange paradoxes. The reasoning we develop as engineers working on a single computer can break down in unexpected ways when applied to…

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Linkerd Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

  • January 23, 2017

Cross-posted on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation blog. Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Linkerd as its fifth hosted project, alongside Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing and Fluentd. Linkerd is an open source,…

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