Applications nowadays are distributed as microservices all over the cloud. Organizations use Kubernetes to manage these applications at scale, which has brought great flexibility and agility for development teams.
However, microservices and multicloud applications have given rise to new challenges. Now, it is harder to configure communication between distributed services and secure the data in transit. So it is inevitable for organizations to use service mesh, specifically Istio. In this article, we will briefly look at what Istio is and then see how to install Istio in Kubernetes in just 5 steps.