Horizons: Service Mesh without Sidecars
Executive Summary Microservices tend to be associated with service mesh, and service mesh has an ugly secret at it’s heart - the sidecar proxy. When we try to simplify something that is complex, the most elegant solution tends to be the best, and sidecar proxies are definitely not elegant. In this article we’ll discuss some alternatives and what the future for Service Mesh looks like. Service Mesh as a concept has been with us since around 2018, as most may already know, service meshes emerg...
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Runnning a Business for Humans
There is a tendency in the MBA-led, VC-fuelled startup community to take a ruthless, grow-at-all-costs attitude that focuses more on the acquisition of funds and vanity growth metrics to validate a valuation than to build a sustainable business. The most extreme examples of this have been evident in the IPOs of two unicorns: Uber and Lyft, two businesses that have skyrocketed growth but burn cash and haven’t made any significant profit since inception. While everyone hopes that Uber will do an...
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