2022-03-25 ยท 1 min read



  • Linkerd is a service mesh for kubernetes.
  • Proxies all inbound and outbound communication for every pod.
  • Adds security, observability, and reliability features to every pod transparently.
  • Add Linkerd to get instant
    • API health metrics (request rate, success rate, error rate, latency, volume, etc...) without changing application code.
    • Reliability features (latency-aware load balancing, request retries, timeouts, blue-green deploys).
    • Service routing (deployment-aware routing, locality-aware routing, etc...)
  • "Minimalist" design
  • Their core "micro-proxy" uses Rust : )