Buoyant, creator of the open source Linkerd service mesh, has introduced “fully managed” Linkerd functionality to Buoyant Cloud, the company’s cloud-based service mesh management tool. This new feature set allows Linkerd adopters to treat the popular service mesh as a true utility by removing the complexities of maintaining, monitoring and operating Linkerd control plane and data plane components.
Linkerd is unique in the service mesh space for a design centered around operational simplicity first and foremost, using Rust-based “micro-proxies” to handle vast scale without introducing undue complexity to the user. The new feature set in Buoyant Cloud expands on that same mission, by automating common tasks such as upgrades, installations, rollbacks, trust anchor rotation, and more to deliver on Buoyant’s promise of “service mesh without the stress”.
The new feature set is currently in private beta for select Buoyant Cloud customers and will be generally available in the coming months.
Linkerd adopters interested in joining the pilot program are encouraged to join the waitlist.