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Innovation Insight for Microservices Runtime Infrastructure

Published: 06 November 2018

ID: G00373625

Analyst(s): Aashish Gupta , Anne Thomas


Application leaders adopting microservices architecture quickly realize that their existing application infrastructure is inadequate for supporting microservices, and that they must invest in new technologies. We examine the rapidly evolving market for microservices runtime infrastructure.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • Managed Container System
    • Service Mesh
    • API Gateway Layer
    • Observability Services
    • Backing Services
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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