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What Service Meshes Are, and Why Istio Leads the Pack

Service meshes were developed to help deal with the great increase in complexity that came along with containers, microservices, and other cloud-native technologies that spread workloads that traditionally have been handled by large monolithic applications across multiple servers and even multiple clouds. While this has been a boon for DevOps teams — development and deployment don’t have to be put on hold while modifications are being made elsewhere in an application — it’s created a new set of issues.