Service Mesh

Service Mesh is a fully managed service mesh platform that is compatible with Istio. ASM provides consistent traffic shaping, security, and observability in heterogeneous environments.

Manage the Service Mesh with Simplified Operations

ASM is a fully managed platform that manages the traffic of microservice applications in a unified manner. ASM is compatible with Istio, supports unified traffic management across multiple Kubernetes clusters, and provides consistent communication control for containerized applications and applications that run on virtual machines. ASM integrates with the Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) and Alibaba Cloud’s network connection and security capabilities. ASM allows you to create an optimal service mesh on the cloud and provides consistent traffic shaping and observability for each microservice.

ASM helps you manage complex components of Istio, shape application traffic in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud scenarios, and implement unified network management across regions and clusters.

Create ASM Instances With a Few Simple Steps

Allows you to create ASM instances with a few simple steps

Unified Traffic Management Across Clusters

Allows you to add multiple Kubernetes clusters or applications that run on virtual machines to an ASM instance.

Refined Traffic Shaping Policies

Provides refined traffic routing policies and applies to various DevOps scenarios, such as canary release, circuit breaking, and fault injection

Unified Traffic Management for Containerized Applications and Virtual Machine Applications

You can use ASM to containerize applications and migrate applications to the cloud smoothly. It allows you to manage the traffic of containerized applications and applications that run on virtual machines in a unified manner

End-to-End Observability

It supports multiple observability features, including full-link tracing and performance monitoring. You can enable the features as needed when you create an ASM instance

Security and High Availability

Ensures the security and high availability of services, allowing you to focus on your core business


Managed Control Plane
ASM instances are highly available and free you from complex O&M. ASM provides the best practices for security, allowing you to focus on business applications rather than O&M infrastructure.
Enhanced Observability on the Data Plane
ASM integrates with the cloud-native services of Alibaba Cloud to provide managed observability capabilities, such as link tracing, monitoring, alerting, and logging.
Unified Traffic Management Across Clusters and Regions
You can use an ASM instance to manage multiple clusters in different environments. You can manage application traffic across regions in hybrid clouds in a unified manner using services, such as the Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN).
Management for Applications in Multiple Types of Infrastructures
ASM allows you to manage the traffic of containerized applications and applications that run on virtual machines. It also helps containerize applications and migrate containerized applications to the cloud smoothly.



What Is Alibaba Cloud Service Mesh (ASM)?

This is the first article in the ASM Public Preview Series and gives an overview of Alibaba Cloud Service Mesh (ASM), its architecture, and its features.

How to Quickly Create an ASM Instance

This article describes how to deploy the Bookinfo example listed on the Istio community website to help beginners quickly learn about the concepts and capabilities of the service mesh technology.

Use EnvoyFilter to Add HTTP Request Headers in ASM

This article demonstrates how to use EnvoyFilter for adding HTTP request headers in Alibaba Cloud Service Mesh (ASM) to ensure application security.

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