GigaOm placed VMware Tanzu Service Mesh (TSM) in the leader ring of its 2021 GigaOm Radar Report for Evaluating Service Mesh, cementing VMware’s status as the open-source choice for connecting and securing modern applications across single and multi-cloud environments.

As enterprises continue to split applications into microservices that can be spun up or down as needed, service meshes give DevOps the ability to seamlessly and simply orchestrate connectivity and security services across multi-cloud environments, automatically and at scale. This common abstraction layer for application services enables true app resiliency, observability, and security across single and multi-cloud environments — a critical superpower for organizations focused on delivering powerful and consistent experiences.

VMware continues to lead

Citing Tanzu Service Mesh’s open-source architecture, dominance in the enterprise market, innovative road map, and focus on improving security, the authors of the report feel that Tanzu Service Mesh gives enterprises the best chance of gaining that all-important visibility and control with modern applications.

The key to this, of course, is Tanzu Service Mesh’s ability to seamlessly abstract the application layer from the infrastructure layer through Global Namespace (GNS). By onboarding applications to a Global Namespace, developers, operations, and security gain consistent policy controls and operational visibility across single and multi-cloud environments. Applications benefit from the powerful capabilities of Global Namespaces, including microservice and API discovery; global identity and certificate management; advanced traffic routing, resiliency, and security policies; and deep visibility and analytics for all application-level communications.

The fact that GigaOm placed VMware so high in its report — and forecasts continued innovation and leadership over the next 12 to 18 months — is validation that the industry has bought into our open-source approach for connecting and securing modern applications.

Specifically, GigaOm gave Tanzu Service Mesh 11 Exceptional ratings in the report, including for:
• Platform
• Configurability
• Extensibility
• Resilience
• Features
• Management
• Support
• Roadmap and vision
• Service discovery
• Encryption
• Advanced routing

Download the report today and learn why GigaOm thinks VMware is in a great position to lead the drive to modernize today’s multi-cloud environments.