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Emissary-ingress Announces Official Support By Linkerd, Istio

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) incubating project Emissary-ingress, an open source ingress controller and API gateway for Kubernetes, has announced official support by major service mesh communities Linkerd (a graduated CNCF project) and Istio.

Created by Ambassador Labs, Emissary-ingress is built on Envoy Proxy, a graduated CNCF project, and supports a wide range of use cases for ingress, including load balancing, authentication, and observability. Emissary-ingress version 1.0 was released in January 2020 and has been adopted by thousands of organizations, many of whom are successfully using it in production, including AppDirect, Lifion by ADP, Ticketmaster, Chick-Fil-A, and OneFootball.

With today’s announcement, it will now be easier than ever for organizations to implement Emissary-ingress alongside popular open source service mesh technologies like Linkerd and Istio with confidence.

“Emissary-ingress has matured as a key CNCF project to manage traffic to services running inside Kubernetes clusters. As organizations become more sophisticated and adopt service mesh as part of their cloud native architecture, deeper integration between Emissary-ingress and service mesh technologies like Linkerd and Istio is something our community is now focused on,” said Richard Li, CEO & Founder of Ambassador Labs.

“We’re thrilled to have official support from the top service mesh communities to make Emissary-ingress the easiest Kubernetes-native API gateway to use with Linkerd and Istio,” Li added.

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