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Consul 1.6: Layer 7 Traffic Management and Mesh Gateways

Last month at HashiConf EU, we announced the release of Consul 1.6. This release delivered several long-awaited features for its service mesh solution, highlighting dynamic traffic management capabilities at Layer 7 and mesh gateway features that transparently and securely route service traffic across multiple regions, platforms, and clouds. In this webinar, HashiCorp developer advocate Nic Jackson will demonstrate these new features and show examples of how to simplify service networking with Consul service mesh.

Speaker

  • Nic Jackson

    Nic Jackson

    Developer Advocate, HashiCorp

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  • Heard of Consul
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  • Used Consul Open Source (non-production)
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  • Multiple users of Consul Open Source in production
  • Experience with Consul Enterprise

» What’s new in Consul 1.6

As organizations continue to scale with microservice-based or cloud-native applications, the number of services, the volume of service-to-service traffic, the complexity of service dependency, and the rate of change in services and underlying infrastructures is a lot higher. Traditional approaches to service networking with network middleware lead to complex network topologies and cannot handle the dynamic nature of microservices.

Consul service mesh is designed to simplify microservice networking by shifting routing, authorization, and other networking functionalities from centralized middleware to the endpoints distributed across the network using software proxies, such as Envoy. Consul 1.6 greatly enhanced its service mesh capabilities, including the following key features:

» HTTP path-based routing

Support advanced path-based routing via sidecar proxies. Traffic can be routed to different upstream services based on the HTTP request path, allowing simplified delivery without the need for centralized load balancers.

» Traffic shifting

Configure weight-based routing via sidecar proxies. Traffic can be gradually migrated from a group of services to another group. Traffic shifting makes it easy to implement microservice testing and deployment strategies, such as canary deployment.

» Mesh gateways

Securely and transparently route traffic across different network environments, without needing to worry about overlapping network addresses or maintaining VPN tunneling. Mesh gateways provide a “flat” network to users without the need for complex routing rules and network configuration.

In this webinar, HashiCorp developer advocate Nic Jackson will demonstrate these new features and show examples of how to simplify service networking with Consul service mesh.

» Join this webinar to learn:

  • Overview of Consul service mesh
  • Layer 7 traffic management examples
  • Mesh gateway examples
  • Demo

Agenda

  • 9:00 - 9:10 AM Introductions
  • 9:10 - 9:40 AM Presentation
  • 9:40 - 9:50 AM Live Q&A
  • 9:50 - 10:00 AM Closing remarks & final call for questions

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