MuleSoft has announced the release of Anypoint Service Mesh, an extension of the company’s Anypoint Platform that aims to simplify how companies discover, manage, and secure microservices. Additionally, Anypoint Service Mesh establishes a microservices marketplace that will allow customers to not only discover but also publish microservices.
This new solution hopes to reduce the amount of custom code required when building microservices-based applications, no matter the language or deployment model used. MuleSoft also hopes that this offering will increase both the reliability and security of microservices implementations. The company highlights that a lack of understanding around the dependencies between services can lead to unexpected consequences when making changes to one part of an application. By removing the need to manually manage these dependencies, Anypoint Service Mesh aims to eliminate much of the difficulty surrounding the security and management of microservices. The announcement of the release stated:
“Organizations can only realize the benefits of a microservices architecture by eliminating the overhead and complexity that comes from managing all of these disparate services. Developers also need to be able to find and reuse microservices created by other teams – breaking down these silos unlocks the true promise of speed, agility, and flexibility from microservices. ”
As the announcement highlights, another key component of Anypoint Service Mesh is the inclusion of a microservices marketplace (microservices are discoverable through Anypoint Exchange) that allows teams within an organization to easily reuse microservices created by one another. This marketplace could not only increase the pace of development but also aid in scalability. Additional updates to the Anypoint Platform can be found here.
Disclosure: MuleSoft is the parent company of ProgrammableWeb.