In episode 7, we dig into Linkerd’s feature set as well as its place in the larger service mesh ecosystem. Short version: we’re impressed with the features it brings to bare; especially for having such a low barrier to entry.
Main difference between Linkerd and Istio is philosophical. Linkerd philosophy is focused on ease of use, minimalist approach to make the service mesh something the user does not need to think about the service mesh as much.
Linkerd has quietly put a good amount of end-users in production and is here to stay for the long haul