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Connectivity and security for modern applications

Tanzu Service Mesh provides advanced, end-to-end connectivity, security, and insights for modern applications—across application end-users, microservices, APIs, and data—enabling compliance with Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and data protection and privacy regulations.

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Multi-cloud and multi-runtime connectivity for distributed applications

Choose any technology or cloud provider best suited for your applications to meet performance, reliability, and security objectives—while accelerating application modernization and multi-cloud initiatives.

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Zero Trust application security, with automated DevSecOps workflows

Protect the rapidly growing number of microservices, APIs, and data across your multi-cloud environment to ensure regulatory compliance, and Shift Left with application security policies and testing to increase velocity.

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Visibility and analytics across app end-users, microservices, APIs, and data

Measure what matters most to the business: the performance and security of your application communications. Get transaction-level insights across application end users, microservices, APIs, and data.

Why Tanzu Service Mesh?


Global Namespace: The Application Domain

Global Namespaces provide the virtual application domain that abstracts the application layer from the infrastructure layer, and provides strong isolation. By onboarding applications to a Global Namespace, developers, operations, and security gain consistent policy controls and operational visibility across single and multi-cloud environments. Applications benefit from the powerful capabilities of Global Namespaces—including microservice and API discovery; global identity and certificate management; advanced traffic routing, resiliency, and security policies; and deep visibility and analytics for all application-level communications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tanzu Service Mesh?

Tanzu Service Mesh (TSM) provides end-to-end connectivity, continuity, resiliency, security, compliance, and observability for modern applications running in single and multi-cloud environments.

What are the key capabilities of Tanzu Service Mesh?

Tanzu Service Mesh leads in service mesh innovation, providing visibility and policy controls across end-to-end communications from application end users to microservices / APIs and sensitive data (e.g., PII and PCI data)—enabling compliance with service level objectives (SLOs) and data protection and privacy regulations.

What are the key benefits of Tanzu Service Mesh?

  • Tanzu Service Mesh is multi-cluster, multi-data center, multi-cloud, and multi-workload ready—providing service mesh capabilities across Tanzu and 3rd party Kubernetes providers.
  • Tanzu Service Mesh provides security capabilities to applications including: service discovery and naming (DNS) across clusters, traffic routing, global identity and certificate management, security policies, SLO and resiliency policies, monitoring and observability, and audit history and continuous proof of compliance.
  • Tanzu Service Mesh provides centralized traffic management, resiliency, and security policies across different clouds, application platforms, and heterogeneous workloads (K8s, VMs, Serverless functions).
  • Tanzu Service Mesh offers complete observability and control for microservices, APIs, and the underlying K8s environment (clusters and nodes).

What can Tanzu Service Mesh do for enterprise applications?

Tanzu Service Mesh can run distributed apps across Kubernetes clusters on multiple clouds, achieve business continuity, shorten development cycles, and secure and segment end-to-end communications (N-S and E-W) and protect sensitive data for compliance.

What Tanzu products can Tanzu Service Mesh integrate with?

Tanzu Service Mesh can be used, for example, with Tanzu Mission Control, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Observability. Tanzu Service Mesh is also integrated with NSX Advanced Load Balancer (formerly Avi Networks), providing zero trust, secure multi-cloud connectivity based on service identities.

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