Release 1.6 (2021-04-09) πŸ”—︎

Group you clusters into networks to optimize your mesh topology using a mix of gateway-based and flat-network connections between your clusters, decreasing cross-cluster latencies and transfer costs. Clusters belonging to the same network can access each other directly, without using the cluster gateway. For details, see Cluster network and Attach a new cluster to the mesh.

UI improvements πŸ”—︎

Istio 1.9 support πŸ”—︎

Backyards now supports Istio 1.9.

Release 1.5 (2020-11-23) πŸ”—︎

The vision of Backyards is to become the go-to solution for SREs and operation engineers to observe and control the health of their services and applications. The service mesh acts as the foundation layer that produces the most important network traffic metrics and traces in a unified way. Release 1.4 was the first step towards this goal, and the 1.5 release keeps the same focus. Backyards 1.5 brings the following significant new features:

For a more detailed overview of the new features, see the Backyards 1.5 announcement blog post.

Release 1.4 (2020-08-24) πŸ”—︎

While Backyards is first and foremost a production ready Istio distribution, the latest release is a shift towards an observability tool and dashboard for SREs and operation teams. Backyards 1.4 brings the following significant new features:

For a more detailed overview of the new features, see the Backyards 1.4 announcement blog post.

Release 1.3 (2020-05-25) πŸ”—︎

For a more detailed overview of the new features, see the Backyards 1.4 announcement blog post.