Service meshes are becoming increasingly popular in cloud-native applications, as they provide a way to manage network traffic between microservices. Istio, one of the most popular service meshes, uses Envoy as its data plane. However, to maintain the stability and reliability of modern web-scale applications, organizations need more advanced load management capabilities. This is where Aperture comes in. It offers several features, including:
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Graceful Degradation with Aperture: A Key to Better User Experience
In today's world of rapidly evolving technology, it is more important than ever for businesses to have systems that are reliable, scalable, and capable of handling increasing levels of traffic and demand. Sometimes, even the most well-designed microservices systems can experience failures or outages. There are several examples in the past where companies like Uber, Amazon, Netflix, and Zalando faced massive traffic surges and outages. In the case of Zalando (Shoes & Fashion Company), the whole cluster went down; one of the attributes was high latency, causing critical payment methods to stop working and impacting both parties, customers, and the company. This outage caused them a monetary loss. Later on, companies started adopting the graceful degradation paradigm.