back to article Google's rent-a-cloud biz revs Istio for its Kubernetes service

As a gathering of DevOps types at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 gets under way in Seattle, Washington, Google plans to tell anyone who will listen that its managed Kubernetes service, GKE, now can be ordered with Istio on the side, though you'll have to ladle it on yourself. Here's how the Chocolate Factory …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't get it.

    Why do I need this?

    (posting anonymously, as this is part of my job - but I still don't really get it)

    1. Huckleberry Finn

      Re: I don't get it.

      If you have services set up in K8s, Istio helps you manage the traffic between services. So for instance, lets say you keep your secret keys in one K8s pod and you want to restrict other pods from having access to that key pod, you can use Istio to restrict access. Istio also lets you encrypt the traffic between your services therefore making your setup more secure.

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