The article will cover the following topics:

Why is Envoy proxy required?
Introducing Envoy proxy
Envoy proxy architecture with Istio
Envoy proxy features
Use cases of Envoy proxy
Benefits of Envoy proxy
Demo video – Deploying Envoy in K8s and configuring as a load balancer

Why Is Envoy Proxy Required?

Challenges are plenty for organizations moving their applications from monolithic to microservices architecture. Managing and monitoring the sheer number of distributed services across Kubernetes and the public cloud often exhausts app developers, cloud teams, and SREs. Below are some of the major network-level operational hassles of microservices, which shows why Envoy proxy is required.

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