Sysdig Provides Additional Visibility and Security for Amazon Web Services App MeshApril 2, 2019
Sysdig, Inc., a cloud-native intelligence company, announced Sysdig support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) App Mesh, a solution that makes it easy to monitor and control microservices running on AWS. AWS App Mesh standardizes how microservices communicate, giving users end-to-end visibility and helping to ensure high-availability for their applications. With Sysdig supporting AWS App Mesh natively out-of-the-box, AWS customers will receive additional visibility into how their microservices, running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), are performing, giving them additional insight into the security profile and overall health of their service mesh. AWS App Mesh was introduced as public preview at AWS re:Invent 2018 and is generally available today.
Modern applications are often composed of multiple microservices, each performing a specific function. As the number of microservices grows within an application, it can become difficult to ensure visibility, availability, and scalability inside these environments. AWS App Mesh uses the open source Envoy proxy, making it compatible with a wide range of AWS Partner Network (APN) and open source tools for monitoring microservices.
“AWS App Mesh allows customers to have a single view and a single point of control for all the communications between microservices in their application without changing their code,” said Deepak Singh, director of compute services at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “With Sysdig, AWS App Mesh users will be able to monitor the performance of their service mesh as well as view performance and security metrics across their infrastructure, giving our customers added control of their containerized environments.”
Visibility and Security of AWS App Mesh and Envoy with Sysdig
With this new support, Sysdig enhances AWS App Mesh monitoring with the ability to automatically scrape metrics from the Envoy proxy’s Prometheus endpoint. ContainerVision, Sysdig’s patented data collection technology, allows enterprises to securely collect, alert on, and visualize the metrics from Envoy. Once collected, Sysdig correlates the data with the vast amount of metrics and events data Sysdig collects and enriches from across the entire container infrastructure, including Kubernetes.
“Service mesh technology is becoming more critical for enterprise customers who are building complex services with containers,” said Loris Degioanni, chief technology officer and founder of Sysdig. “We’re happy to be one of the first to work with AWS to bring the visibility and security capabilities of the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform to AWS App Mesh users.”
Sysdig’s work to support AWS App Mesh shows Sysdig’s commitment to stay in step with the cloud-native market and broaden its support for technologies that are critical for microservices deployments. This support reaffirms AWS and Sysdig’s rapidly accelerating relationship. In the last six months, Sysdig has announced joining the AWS Marketplace, achieving APN Advanced Technology Partner status, participating in the launch the AWS Marketplace for Containers, and achieving AWS Container Competency status.