Gartner Research

Innovation Insight for Service Mesh

Published: 03 December 2018

ID: G00373484

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Anne Thomas


A service mesh improves security, scalability and availability within miniservices and microservices environments. Service meshes are attracting significant interest among application leaders, as they are a critical element of cloud-native infrastructure in support of digital platforms.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Uses
    • Benefits
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Service Mesh Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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