Are you modernizing your applications to be microservices-based? Microservices-based applications are built upon containers and Kubernetes to achieve agility, on-demand scaling, portability, and modularity.
Cloud-native applications are fueled by an expansion of the open-source ecosystem. Are you also thinking about using open-source tools for your cloud-native apps?
If your answers to these questions are yes, we’ve announced a slew of new capabilities that give you choice, visibility, and control as you advance in your journey to more modern, cloud-native applications.
Citrix ADC CPX as Sidecar and Istio Support for Service Mesh Architecture
Cloud-native experts are selecting service mesh architectures for better visibility, security, and availability. Service mesh also offers ultra-secure encrypted and access-controlled communication, as well as fine-grained traffic steering and observability among microservices for your highly secure and mission critical applications.
Our new Citrix ADC CPX as sidecar offering enables you to deploy service mesh architecture. Now you have the choice of simple ingress or feature-rich service mesh architectures. Citrix ADC CPX as sidecar is a feature rich L4-L7 ADC with a small run-time footprint. It has your favorite features, is built for high performance, and is operationally consistent with the Citrix ADC portfolio to make life simpler for you.
We’ve also announced Istio (open-source control plane) compatibility. You can use the Istio control plane with a Citrix ADC CPX-powered data plane. Istio Pilot enables advanced traffic management and decouples traffic flow from infrastructure scaling. Istio Citadel offers security and TLS certificate management.
Did you know that Citrix has the largest, software-centric ADC portfolio in the industry and you can manage all of you Citrix ADC instances from a single pane of glass across your entire hybrid multi cloud environment with Citrix Application Delivery Management?
Embracing and Extending Open-Source Tools
You need to build your applications with your choice of tools to suit your business. To help you with this, Citrix is expanding the number of open source and CNCF ecosystem tools that it integrates with. It’s a pretty long list, as our engineering team has been super busy to integrate so many open source tools — Prometheus, Grafana, Spinnaker, FluentD, Kibana, Open Tracing, and Zipkin. These integrations will help you in improving observability, monitoring, logging, and distributed tracing of your cloud-native applications.
As you use Kubernetes to manage your containers, you look for the flexibility to choose your Kubernetes platform. We are also expanding your choices through partnerships and support for Google Anthos and Red Hat OpenShift. More integration options mean more choices for you! Watch for more to come.
Intuitive Service Graphs for Cloud Native Services
Even as a cloud-native expert, troubleshooting cloud-native applications can be a nightmare. But we are changing that with new service graphs functionality in Citrix ADM. You can visualize your complete microservices map, and our product design team has been creative in making service graphs super intuitive for you.
For example, microservice node size represents the number of node connections, node color represents service health score, the connection width between two nodes represents the number of requests between the services. The list goes on.
You can get detailed insights about throughput, saturation, and latency for each microservice. Composite health scores are also calculated for each service, just like a composite health score based on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart health, and BMI. Health scores are shown with color coding to help you locate issues proactively.
The interactive nature of the service graphs enable you to drill into detailed network traces to get more insights to speed up troubleshooting and reduce your time to resolution.
Want to learn more? Contact your Citrix rep today.
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