Istio 1.5, service mesh simplified
As the recent CNCF survey suggests (page 7), Istio is one of the most popular service mesh technologies on the market today.
The biggest obstacle in Istio’s production adoption so far has probably been that the complexity and domain knowledge required to operate a mesh was too high. The Istio community has realized this and has taken multiple steps to improve the usability and reduce the complexity of Istio.
In Istio 1.