The success of our system depends on having a solid layer that can route around component failure, minimise latency, and give us insight into runtime behaviour. Linkerd provides all this and more!
As Kubernetes Infrastructure Lead at Planet, the support and openness of the Linkerd community has played a huge role in enabling its success as part of our production stack.
Linkerd has allowed us to decouple our application code from the underlying infrastructure platform, enabling us to rapidly iterate on both features and infrastructure without downtime
Linkerd has allowed our engineers to effortlessly scale their microservices without having to deal with complex proxy configurations or hardcoded endpoints.
The biggest problem Linkerd solved for us is service discovery. We can reliably use a tool that is actively being developed and undergoing major improvements every month.
Linkerd has given us granular visibility into the state of our services, secured the communication between them, and helped ensure end-to-end reliability by intelligently balancing load and handling partial failures.