The Istio service mesh

Istio extends Kubernetes to establish a programmable, application-aware network, using the powerful Envoy service proxy. Working with both Kubernetes and traditional workloads, Istio brings standard, universal traffic management, telemetry, and security to complex deployments.



Traffic Management

Deploy capabilities like inter-service routing, failure recovery and load balancing.


Provide an end-to-end view of traffic flow and service performance.


Engage encryption, role-based access, and authentication across services.


From start-up to enterprise, cloud native to on-premises, organizations of all shapes, sizes, and missions deploy Istio to solve immediate problems. With Istio in place, they can build out additional capabilities on their service mesh. From compliance to reliability, Istio has the answer. Learn about some of Istio’s key use cases.

Case studies

Istio Providers

Whether you get Istio with your managed Kubernetes service, you adopt a product powered by Istio, or you install it yourself, Istio has a strong ecosystem that allows you to deploy and utilize Istio capabilities the way that works for you.