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The Istio distribution that just works

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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Experience the power of
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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