Distinguished Engineer Dan Berg details the top benefits of using the Istio service mesh in production from KubeCon 2018 in Stockholm. He notes that many of the users who are running Istio in production adopted the mesh incrementally, as a response to solving pain points in their system. He uses The Weather Company as an example and the initial problem it had in understanding the complexity of its existing microservices – where the latencies were and how to find the metrics for performance. Istio’s telemetry support helped with that task. And more.

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