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Buoyant: Driving Development of linkerd, the Open Source ‘Service Mesh’ for Cloud-Native Apps

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Linkerd (pronounced ‘linker dee’) is an open source proxy that provides a uniform layer of instrumentation and control across services, especially microservices running in containers. Linkerd takes care of several of the knottier challenges with scaling containerized environments, including latency-aware load balancing, connection pooling, transport layer security (TLS), instrumentation, and request-level routing.

As a proxy, linkerd is a lightweight intermediary appropriate for scalable containerized environments – what its creators call a ‘service mesh.’

One way to think of linkerd is that it serves the same role for cloud-native, container-based microservices that Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) served for on-premises Service-Oriented Architecture deployments, only without the message transport at the core of most ESBs.

As such, it fills an essential missing piece necessary for scaling Kubernetes, Docker, and other container environments to the level suitable for enterprise-class applications.

Buoyant is the vendor that is currently driving the development of linkerd, while also providing support for linkerd users. Over time, Buoyant is likely to develop an enterprise version of linkerd, but for now, it is focused on maturing the software and building its user base.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).