Istio ingress controller as an API gateway
The API gateway pattern has been used as a part of modern software systems for years. A different concept, service mesh, has also emerged over the last couple of years. They share some similarities in their feature set, and service meshes soon started to introduce their own API gateway implementations.
In this post, we’ll discuss the Istio ingress gateway, from an API gateway perspective. We’ll examine its feature set compared to typical API gateway features.