Gloo Mesh Enterprise

Welcome! Gloo Mesh Enterprise is a multicluster and multimesh management plane that is based on hardened, open-source projects like Envoy and Istio. With Gloo Mesh, you can unify the configuration, operation, and visibility of service-to-service connectivity across your distributed applications. These apps can run in different virtual machines (VMs) or Kubernetes clusters on premises or in various cloud providers, and even in different service meshes. The following figure shows the basic Gloo Mesh Enterprise architecture.

Figure: Gloo Mesh Enterprise provides multicluster, multimesh management to any Kubernetes platform for simple Istio service discovery, traffic shaping, secured app traffic like external auth, failover, locality-aware load balancing, and more.

On this page, you can learn a little bit more about Gloo Mesh. Then, follow the links out to resources that can help you wherever you are in your service mesh journey, from trying out Gloo Mesh to digging into how the API and CLI work.

What is Gloo Mesh?

From the About page

Gloo Mesh Enterprise is a distribution of the Istio service mesh that is hardened for production support across multicluster hybrid clusters and service meshes. Gloo Mesh Enterprise includes n-4 Istio version support with security patches to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), as well as special builds to meet regulatory standards such as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

The Gloo Mesh API simplifies the complexity of your service mesh by installing custom resource definitions (CRDs) that you configure. Then, Gloo Mesh translates these CRDs into Istio resources across your environment, and provides visibility across all of the resources and traffic. Enterprise features include multi-tenancy, global failover and routing, observability, east-west rate limiting and policy enforcement through authorization and authentication plug-ins, and north-south traffic control through the Gloo Mesh Gateway Envoy proxy module.

For more information about benefits and use cases, see the About page.

Video: Gloo Mesh demo

Have more questions about how Gloo Mesh simplifies application networking concepts in Kubernetes and Istio? Review the YouTube playlist of 1-2 minute long video answers to frequently asked questions about Gloo Mesh, Istio, and other topics about securing application networking traffic. For more information, see the FAQ page on the website.

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Gloo Mesh would not be possible without the valuable open-source work of projects in the community, especially Envoy, Istio, and Kubernetes.