Service mesh has hit the cloud native computing community like a storm, and we’re starting to see gradual adoption across the enterprise. There are a handful of open source service mesh implementations to choose from, including Istio, Consul Connect, and Linkerd. Christian Posta details why and when you may want to use a service mesh versus when you may want to just stick with a library, Netflix OSS, or application approach. He digs into three popular open source service mesh implementations and explores their goals, strengths, and weaknesses. You’ll come away with a good foundation from which to explore service mesh technology and ask the right questions to get to the right answer for them.