Guest: David Wang (LinkedIn)
Company: Tetrate (Twitter)
Show: Newsroom

With many organizations embracing Kubernetes, two pain points continue to come up: availability and network security. Tetrate aims to help solve these problems with their service mesh solutions. In this episode of TFiR: Newsroom, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with David Wang, Head of Product at Tetrate, to talk about the general availability of Tetrate Service Express or TSE and how it is helping enterprises achieve their security and availability goals.

  • Wang provides us with an overview of Tetrate and what the company offers. He goes on to discuss how it helps people get started and offers support by bringing together the best of open source and proprietary products.
  • TSE brings the enterprise service mesh to Amazon EKS users who want to use Istio and Envoy. Wang explains that it comes pre-build with integrations for most of the common AWS services you would integrate with, making it simple for EKS users to get from zero to app deployment in just six steps.
  • Wang talks about how TSE fits in with the other offerings in their portfolio like Tetrate Service Bridge which is geared toward mature, multinational enterprises who want to transform their infrastructure across cloud and environments with service mesh.
  • Many people running workloads in Kubernetes are experiencing challenges. Wang tells us that this is where service mesh can help, such as achieving zero trust principles without impeding developer productivity. He talks about Tetrate‚Äôs role of enabling the stakeholders to realize the business benefit of having a service mesh.
  • Wang talks about the three key benefits of TSE: automatic failover from one region to the other to avoid costly outages, helping platform teams set up guardrails to deliver on zero trust principles, and extending AWS native tools to help developers increase their velocity.
  • Tetrate has had a tech preview of TSE for some time and having received lots of feedback, it is clear many people have started on their journey. However, Wang feels that there is a gap between those getting started and those being ready for multi cloud or transformation. He tells us how this has shaped the roadmap of TSE.
  • Wang takes us through two significant use cases, with institutions and banks who have a single region service mesh running but are having problems with scaling and have the risk of potential region outages. Secondly, with organizations who want an easy way for turning out MPLS or encryption between services by default.

This summary was written by Emily Nicholls.

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