What is Linkerd?
Linkerd is an open source network proxy designed to be deployed as a service mesh: a dedicated layer for managing, controlling, and monitoring service-to- service communication within an application.Read more »
What does Linkerd do?
Linkerd adds visibility, control, and reliability to your application with a wide array of powerful techniques: circuit-breaking, latency-aware load balancing, eventually consistent (“advisory”) service discovery, deadline propagation, and tracing and instrumentation.
Why is the service mesh necessary?
The way that services interact forms a critical part of an application’s runtime behavior. Without a consistent layer of control and visibility, runtime performance can be difficult to measure and diagnose, and partial failures can propagate to take down the entire application.
What does Linkerd give you?
Get Linkerd up and running in just a few minutes. This section addresses running Linkerd in common environments.
Select an environment to get started: