May 9, 2021

Microservices and observability

Introduction In the last months I have been dealing with Kubernetes based (micro)services that I could not change, either because they were off-the-shelf or because they had been externally developed. In terms of observability this is a challenge, especially when application metrics are only partially available. I could have opted for a service mesh, but implementing Istio for an application composed of 20 microservices seemed quite overkill, adding a lot of complexity and cognitive load. Read more

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