Modern Applications Require a Service Mesh for Secure, Scalable Connectivity

Kubernetes containers and microservices are driving the digital transformation of application environments with enterprises globally. As application teams build new modern applications with distributed application architectures across clouds and infrastructure, the need to deliver seamlessly connected, secure, and scalable communications between services has become critical. They are looking for an application-centric approach that enables their developer, security, and operations (DevSecOps) teams to efficiently connect and secure traffic between services, APIs, and data — without having to worry about the underlying networking and security infrastructure of the clouds they are using.

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh (Tanzu Service Mesh) provides advanced, end-to-end connectivity, security, and insights for modern applications—across application end-users, microservices, APIs, and data—enabling compliance with Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and data protection and privacy regulations. Tanzu Service Mesh abstracts the service mesh from the modern applications, clouds, and infrastructure that they are tied to using a Global Namespace, so that users can have a globally available, reliable service mesh for discovery, visibility, control and security across clusters, clouds, and workload types wherever those workloads reside, including private, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.

Secure and Protect Microservices, Data, and APIs Across Your Application Landscape

Cloud Services Provider Partners that offer Tanzu Service Mesh can enable DevSecOps teams to build, test, deploy, and run applications with data security in mind. Tanzu Service Mesh enables teams to make security and compliance available as a service to developers and to deliver secure applications to market with greater speed. Teams can build data security policies and security testing into their existing tools and CI/CD pipelines. Declaring policies as code helps teams to shift data security to the left — into the Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) phases — which allows them to automatically and continuously identify and fix misconfigurations, and detect vulnerabilities and security bugs before their applications run in production.

Offer Scalable Application Resiliency, Visibility, and Analytics

Tanzu Service Mesh provides global visibility and policy control for end-to-end application communications — across an entire business fabric consisting of end-users, applications, and data. Tanzu Service Mesh can track complete transactions, from end-user actions through the APIs and data endpoints within the distributed architecture. Partners can use Tanzu Service Mesh to offer application teams context-aware policies to ensure performant and secure transactions. In addition to rich transaction-level metrics and visualizations, Tanzu Service Mesh offers application and data-level security policies — for example, attribute-based access control (ABAC) policies, end-to-end encryption policies, API segmentation, threat protection policies, and SLO-based policies combined with graph-aware autoscaling policies. And because Tanzu Service Mesh is now delivered as a SaaS offering through Cloud Partner Navigator, partners can deliver these capabilities in secure multi-tenant multi-cloud environments for their tenants.

Simplify and Accelerate Multi-cloud Application Delivery

Tanzu Service Mesh improves agility for DevSecOps collaboration across multiple cloud environments. Tanzu Service Mesh controls north-south traffic from end-users at the application edge through mesh ingress and egress, and east-west traffic between application workloads, APIs, and data. Fine-grained edge and ingress gateways can load balance and route application traffic across clusters and clouds, while sidecar proxies route and load balance communications between microservices. Partners can expand capabilities for their offerings with Tanzu Service Mesh to deliver global full-stack application connectivity services, including application mobility and migration, high availability and failover, and automated application rollouts and upgrades.

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh Resources

CSP-SaaS & Cloud Partner Navigator Handbooks

Getting Started with Cloud Partner Navigator

Partner Connect Program Guide

CSP-SaaS Pricing Guide

CSP-SaaS and Navigator Handbooks

Using Cloud Partner Navigator

CSP-SaaS VMware Tanzu Service Mesh Operations Handbook

CSP-SaaS End-to-End Getting Started Guide

VMware Cloud Services Provider Commerce Portal Documentation

Solution Brief

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh Solution Brief


FAQ for VMware Tanzu Service Mesh


VMware Tanzu Service Mesh YouTube Channel

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh Demo


Announcing the GA of VMware Tanzu Service Mesh for CSP-SaaS partners

VMware Tanzu Blog site


Tanzu Service Mesh for Dummies

Useful Links

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh Product Resources

VMware Tanzu Service Mesh Product Page


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