Microgateway Blog Series, Part 5: Avengers Assemble – MicroGateway & API Gateway…

As a continuation from my previous blog entry of comparing Istio to Ant-Man, I’d like to continue with the superhero theme to provide a summary view of all the components of a microservice architecture, by comparing it to The Avengers! Avengers Assemble: every microservice architecture needs these heroes! Avengers Assemble! IronMan is Kubernetes. Iron Man’s […]

Microgateway Blog Series, Part 4: Istio – Is it a bird?…

“It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Super…” No, wait it’s Istio! If you squint, you can just make it out! What is Istio? Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes! Today, in a microservices architecture, Kubernetes is the superman. It’s easily recognizable, it’s the most powerful cloud (and on-premises) superhero today: bulletproof, flies anywhere, […]

Microgateway Blog Series, Part 3: Whodunit?

When things break in a microservice architecture, determining root cause is challenging- where did it fail and why? There are so many things that could go wrong, there are many places to look. When errors occur, performing root cause analysis in a microservice environment has tongue-in-cheek been referred to as “solving a murder mystery.” Imagine […]

Microgateway Blog Series, Part 2: Edge to Internal

The season finale for Game of Thrones (GoT) seems a long way off. So, in this entry, let’s keep the hype going by equating the roles and responsibilities of the Edge Gateway and the Microgateway to various events and happenings within Westeros.The Machiavellian fight for who will sit on the Iron Throne of Westeros is […]

Microgateway Blog Series, Part 1 – Traffic Management

In this series of blog posts, we explain the valuable role the Microgateway plays in adopting a microservice architecture. A single microservice is a simple concept – it’s small, isolated, easily replaceable, stateless…This all sounds straightforward, but when you have a microservice architecture you have a suite of such services, not just one or a […]


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