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StackPointCloud Delivers Managed Istio Support for DevOps Teams
[September 12, 2017]

StackPointCloud Delivers Managed Istio Support for DevOps Teams

SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StackPointCloud is now offering managed Istio support within the platform, making it easier for DevOps teams to deploy, monitor and maintain microservice-based applications. Configuring Istio within takes only a few minutes. Once up-and-running, users can monitor dependencies between microservices, application performance issues and microservice policies from the control panel.

The managed Istio offering is available now and can be purchased as a subscription add-on to the platform. StackPointCloud is demonstrating its managed Istio solution this week at the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles. StackPointCloud CEO Matt Baldwin is also hosting a roundtable discussion on cloud-native and open source technologies on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:15pm at the summit. allows DevOps teams to deploy and manage Kubernetes-based applications, workloads and serverless infrastructure across all the leading cloud infrastructure platforms. The platform enables drop-in logging and montoring with Elasticsearch Fluentd Kibana (EFK), Prometheus, Sysdig and more; tools for enforcing network policy (Calico) and container runtime security (Twistlock); Kubernetes upgrades in a single click; the ability to scale and manage nodes automatically, manually or in pools; and redundancy. To date, more than six thousand Kubernetes clusters have been built using

Istio addresses many of the challenges faced by developers and operators as monolithic applications transition towards a distributed microservice architecture. The term “service mesh” is often used to describe the network of microservices that make up such applications and the interactions between them. As a service mesh grows in size and complexity, it can become harder to understand and manage. Its requirements can include discovery, load balancing, failure recovery, metrics and monitoring, and often more complex operational requirements such as A/B testing, canary releases, rate limiting, access control and end-to-end authentication. Istio provides a complete solution to satisfy the diverse requirements of microservice applications by providing behavioral insights and operational control over the service mesh as a whole.

With its support for Istio, users can now:

  • More easily observe ?dependencies between microservices and traffic flow
  • Identify issues within their apps, saving the business time and keeping users happy
  • Introduce policy enforcement to ensure services are doing what they’re supposed to
  • Maintain encryption using mTLS
  • Combine Istio with other cloud-native tools such as ?Prometheus, Calico and EFK
  • Secure any of their microservices, including that “super custom” widget app
  • Combine Istio with other pre-configured solutions from the Marketplace?, including GitLab EE, Fabric8 and Kubeless

“We don’t look at Kubernetes as the end of the stack, but the platform on which a company’s entire cloud-native environment can live,” says Matt Baldwin, founder and CEO at StackPointCloud. “To do this, users will need a service mesh. Our belief is that Istio will become the de facto service mesh, and our intention is to continue to enrich support for it within”

About StackPointCloud
StackPointCloud is a product and services company focused on Kubernetes and DevOps tooling. It is the creator of, the leading management platform for Kubernetes in the cloud. Learn more at, join the conversation in their Slack channel, or follow StackPointCloud on Twitter @stackpointcloud.

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