2021-01-28 Announcing the Linkerd Steering Committee! Read more »

A different kind of service mesh

Ultra light, ultra simple, ultra powerful. Linkerd adds security, observability, and reliability to Kubernetes, without the complexity. CNCF-hosted and 100% open source.
Focus on simplicity

Focus on simplicity

Fast and efficient

Fast and efficient

Best-in-breed security

Best-in-breed security

Instant platform metrics

The only service mesh that’s simple—minimal config, no hidden magic, and plenty of diagnostics and debugging tools.

Simpler than any other service mesh

The only service mesh that’s simple—minimal config, no hidden magic, and plenty of diagnostics and debugging tools.

Zero-config mutual TLS

Transparently apply mutual TLS to all TCP communication on your cluster with no configuration.

Minimalist footprint, incremental rollout

A minimalist, self-contained control plane, and a data plane that can be applied incrementally to one service at a time

Ultralight and ultra-fast

Linkerd’s data plane proxies are incredibly small, blazing fast, and written in Rust for security and performance.

Drop-in reliability features

Instantly add latency-aware load balancing, request retries, timeouts, and blue-green deploys to keep your system resilient in the face of partial failures.
4+
Years in production
5,000+
Slack channel members
10,000+
GitHub stars
100+
Contributors

Linkerd is a CNCF member project

Linkerd is a CNCF member project

Have you adopted Linkerd? Let us know and we’ll send you some sweet swag!