AppMesh as an advanced Service Mesh for application-level networking
August 30, 2021

AppMesh as an advanced Service Mesh for application-level networking

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS App Mesh

The AWS Apps Mesh is like a proxy that controls our microservices environment and handles all of the network traffic between microservices and provides visibility, traffic control, and security capabilities to all our microservices. It's used in the context of Microservices implementation and handles the communication and monitoring of microservices. Helps to isolate communication issues between microservices.
  • Standardization of microservices communication.
  • Traceability and visibility of communication across microservices.
  • Identify and Isolate issues in microservices communication.
  • Monitoring and sending data to CloudWatch.
  • Increase the limit of for a set of resources: virtual nodes and virtual gateways.
  • Expert availability: not easy to find experts.
  • High ROI as it facilitates operational monitoring and root cause analysis.
  • Ensures to re-route and distribute traffic sustaining operational availability and performance - +ve for ROI.
  • Service discovery enables service run time governance - +ve for ROI.
Istio is high on operational costs as compared to AppMesh. HIgher learning curve for Istio as compared to AppMesh. Multi cluster support in AWS. App Mesh has IAM integration which is a plus for AWS workloads.

Do you think AWS App Mesh delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with AWS App Mesh's feature set?

Yes

Did AWS App Mesh live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of AWS App Mesh go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy AWS App Mesh again?

Yes

Useful in scenarios where we use a complex microservices-based implementation with the complexity of inter-service communication. Can use App Mesh with services running on any compute services such as Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and Amazon EC2. Can be used to isolate errors and pinpoint the error location and also to re-route.