Industrial-strength operability for cloud-native applications

As part of the launch of DC/OS, the open source Mesos ecosystem from Mesosphere, Buoyant, and dozens of other companies, we’re happy to announce the launch of linkerd for DC/OS!

In this post, we describe how linkerd, our service mesh for cloud-native applications, can be used to transparently “wrap” HTTP and RPC calls in TLS, adding a layer of security to applications without requiring modification of application code.

This post was co-written with Ruben Oanta.

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