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Google, IBM And Lyft Want To Simplify Microservices Management With Istio

Google, IBM and Lyft have partnered to deliver an open source project called Istio that aims to streamline the management and security of microservices. The project has garnered the support of the key industry players such as Red Hat, Pivotal, Weaveworks and Tigera.

Microservices represent an emerging pattern of designing, developing and deploying software in which a large application is broken down into modular, composable services. Each service represents an independent, specific and well-defined functionality. Multiple such services are assembled to form more complex but complete applications.

Service orientation is not entirely new. During the last decade, IBM, BEA, Microsoft, Tibco and Oracle advocated the paradigm of exposing applications as services. The rise of containers, broader acceptance of web protocols such as HTTP, JSON and REST resulted in bringing service orientation to contemporary application development, which is driving the microservices momentum. That’s one of the reasons why architects argue that microservices is SOA done the right way.

Platforms such as Docker Datacenter, Kubernetes, Mesos, Cloud Foundry, Service Fabric run microservices.

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Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor, and architect. Follow him on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
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