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· 6 min read
Hasit Mistry

Web services must be equipped with the ability to anticipate and manage unpredictable traffic surges, a crucial requirement for businesses with a growing online presence. Failure to do so can lead to a degraded user experience, resulting in potential revenue loss over time. Users expect seamless and reliable service, and any disruptions or downtime can severely impact a business's reputation.

By taking a proactive approach to managing unpredictable traffic surges, web services can ensure the ongoing satisfaction of their users and the long-term success of their business. It is crucial for businesses to prioritize user journeys and invest in solutions that can help navigate these challenges.

· 9 min read
Jai Desai
Sudhanshu Prajapati

At a Glance:

  • The blog aims to demystify the process of coupling HashiCorp Consul, a widely adopted service mesh, with FluxNinja Aperture, a platform specializing in observability-driven load management.
  • HashiCorp Consul and FluxNinja Aperture's technical teams collaborated to enable seamless integration. This is facilitated through the Consul’s Envoy extension system, leveraging features like external authorization and OpenTelemetry Access logging.
  • By integrating these two platforms, the service reliability and performance of networked applications can be significantly improved. The synergy offers adaptive rate-limiting, workload prioritization, global quota management, and real-time monitoring, turning a previously manual siloed process of traffic adjustments into an automated, real-time operation.

In the dynamic world of software, modern applications are undergoing constant transformation, breaking down into smaller, nimble units. This metamorphosis accelerates both development and deployment, a boon for businesses eager to innovate. Yet, this evolution isn't without its challenges. Think of hurdles like service discovery, ensuring secure inter-service communication, achieving clear observability, and the intricacies of network automation. That's where HashiCorp Consul comes into play.

· 12 min read
Harjot Gill
Tanveer Gill

Over the last decade, significant investments have been made in the large-scale observability systems, accompanied by the widespread adoption of the discipline of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). Yet, an over-reliance on observability alone has led us to a plateau, where we are witnessing diminishing returns in terms of overall reliability posture. This is evidenced by the persistent and prolonged app failures even at well-resourced companies that follow the best practices for observability.

Furthermore, the quest for reliability is forcing companies to spend ever more on observability, rivaling the costs of running the services they aim to monitor. Commercial SaaS solutions are even more expensive, as the unpredictable pricing models can quickly skyrocket the observability bill. The toll isn't only monetary; it extends to the burden shouldered by developers implementing observability and operators tasked with maintaining a scalable observability stack.