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The Istio distribution that just works

Backyards operationalizes the service mesh to bring deep observability, convenient management, and policy-based security to modern container-based applications.

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the service mesh with Backyards
Separate concerns,
reduce friction

Enable application teams to focus on the application logic and SRE teams to independently control the security and management features in production.

Supercharge your
SRE teams

Gain automated introspection and control: observe and efficiently scale your services, derisk upgrades, find the root cause of production issues with ease.

Build on best
practices

Leverage a production-grade Istio distribution with 24/7 expert support, high availability, designed for seamless deployment on complex topologies.

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Istio distribution

Backyards takes the pain out of Istio by offering great UX from installation and mesh management to runtime diagnostics

Operator based Istio management

Enhanced functionality in Istio components, but fully compatible with upstream

No new abstraction layer on top of Istio configuration

A full featured CLI tool

An intuitive and easy to use UI

Designed for enterprise users, with commercial support

Observability

Gain insight into the operation of your services through an advanced Web UI

Service topology with real-time metrics

Drill-down view lets you analyze metrics in context

Monitor communications with services that are external to your mesh

One-click access to Grafana dashboards

Root cause diagnostics

Root cause diagnostics that help to efficiently isolate and solve operational issues related to your services

Real-time trace of inter-service traffic through the Tap view

Service mesh configuration and cluster state validation

Drill-down view to analyze metrics in context

One-click access to Jaeger distributed traces

Control

Easily manage Istio service configuration through the Backyards UI and CLI

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Routing, circuit breaking, fault injection

Push-button deployment and management of the service mesh in single- and multi-cluster configurations

Managing service-updates using automated, industry-standard upgrade strategies, like canary releases

Ingress and egress gateway management

Multi-cluster

Monitor and manage your hybrid multi-cloud service infrastructure from a single pane of glass

Easily attach and detach clusters using the CLI, take advantage of enhanced multi-cluster telemetry

Choose the mesh topology that is the best fit for your use-cases

Automatic locality load balancing in multi-cluster configurations

Security & Compliance

Easily secure your services through industry standard authorization and authentication practices

Automatically secured communication channels between service components: advanced mTLS configurations per service, per namespace or cluster-wide

Built-in auditing: all mesh configuration changes are tracked for accountability and diagnostics

Seamless Kubernetes-native RBAC authentication

Istio distribution

Backyards takes the pain out of Istio by offering great UX from installation and mesh management to runtime diagnostics

Operator based Istio management

Enhanced functionality in Istio components, but fully compatible with upstream

No new abstraction layer on top of Istio configuration

A full featured CLI tool

An intuitive and easy to use UI

Designed for enterprise users, with commercial support

Observability

Gain insight into the operation of your services through an advanced Web UI

Service topology with real-time metrics

Drill-down view lets you analyze metrics in context

Monitor communications with services that are external to your mesh

One-click access to Grafana dashboards

Root cause diagnostics

Root cause diagnostics that help to efficiently isolate and solve operational issues related to your services

Real-time trace of inter-service traffic through the Tap view

Service mesh configuration and cluster state validation

Drill-down view to analyze metrics in context

One-click access to Jaeger distributed traces

Control

Easily manage Istio service configuration through the Backyards UI and CLI

Routing, circuit breaking, fault injection

Push-button deployment and management of the service mesh in single- and multi-cluster configurations

Managing service-updates using automated, industry-standard upgrade strategies, like canary releases

Ingress and egress gateway management

Multi-cluster

Monitor and manage your hybrid multi-cloud service infrastructure from a single pane of glass

Easily attach and detach clusters using the CLI, take advantage of enhanced multi-cluster telemetry

Choose the mesh topology that is the best fit for your use-cases

Automatic locality load balancing in multi-cluster configurations

Security & Compliance

Easily secure your services through industry standard authorization and authentication practices

Automatically secured communication channels between service components: advanced mTLS configurations per service, per namespace or cluster-wide

Built-in auditing: all mesh configuration changes are tracked for accountability and diagnostics

Seamless Kubernetes-native RBAC authentication

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