What Is Alibaba Cloud Service Mesh (ASM)?

Product Architecture


  • Consistent Management Mode: ASM uses a consistent mode to manage application services that run on ACK managed and dedicated Kubernetes clusters, serverless Kubernetes clusters, and access clusters in hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. This provides unified observability and throttling.
  • Centralized Traffic Management: ASM centrally manages traffic in a container or VM hybrid environment.
  • Managed Core Components of the Control Plane: Managed core components of the control plane helps to minimize users’ resource overhead and O&M costs.
  • Data Plane with Extendable Plug-in: Data plane capabilities, such as monitoring, tracing, and throttling, are integrated by using the Envoy plug-in. In addition, WebAssembly technology is used to facilitate data plane extension.

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