Microsoft software engineer Michelle noorali said that OSM enables users to manage, protect and observe service to service communication in a highly dynamic microservice environment. He also said that he hoped that the project would become a community led project with an open governance mechanism. The company plans to implement an open governance model and has submitted a proposal to donate the project to the cloud native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
We hope that OSM is a community led project that will facilitate collaboration on SMI's new and existing APIs. We want OSM to have an open governance mechanism, and we want to be in a place where we can easily work with the community, so we have submitted a proposal to start donating OSM toCloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF).
We want OSM to make it easy for kubernetes operators to install, maintain, and run. At the same time, we are determined to make OSM easy to understand and contribute to the community as a whole.
The project has a control plane compatible with service grid interface specification, Evoy for data plane and flexible design, so it can be used in simple or complex scenarios. In addition, OSM is designed to simplify tasks such as configuring traffic transfer, protecting communication between services, fine-grained access control policies, metrics for debugging and monitoring, integration with certificate management solutions, and built-in applications.
In fact, there are many other service grid technologies in the market today, including istio, Kuma and linkerd. Currently, linkerd is managed by CNCF; Kuma is also donated to CNCF as a sandbox project. As for istio, Google announced the establishment of a new open usage commons organization last month, and transferred istio's trademark ownership to the organization despite its commitment with CNCF.
As we all know, istio has complex deployment and management. The difference between OSM and istio is that it is easier to use than istio, in addition to donating it to CNCF. Gabe Monroy, product director of Microsoft azure application platform and member of CNCF board of directors, acceptedDuring the interviewIndicates that open service mesh is designed as a lightweight version of istio.
Moreover, Monroy commented on the high-profile disputes between Istio and CNCF,