Aspen Service Mesh provides critical networking and visibility for service providers deploying a service-based architecture, and for enterprises moving from monolithic services to a microservices architecture
Our Istio-based service mesh has many uses, from service providers moving to a 5G standalone (SA) service-based architecture (SBA), to enterprises moving from monolithic services to a microservices architecture.
Deploy CNFs with security and visibility.
Preserve legacy and hybrid workloads.
Enable faster transition to 5G core.
Deploy workloads requiring high availability and disaster recovery.
Leverage microservices for SP back-office IT.
Deploy complex large-scale workloads.
Aspen Service Mesh is deployed by an enterprise as an Istio-based microservices service mesh platform, or by a service provider as a service-based architecture (SBA) service mesh building block for 5G SA deployments. It may also be deployed by a service provider in conjunction with F5 BIG-IP Next Service Proxy for Kubernetes (SPK) for legacy 4G or 5G non-standalone (NSA) deployments in transition to a standalone 5G deployment.
Provide service resilience, observability, traffic control, basic security, and policy enforcement
Configuration provides strict security capability out of the box
Supports native, end-to-end dual-stack networking across the service mesh
Enables service mesh traffic capture and visibility
State-of-the-art granular certificate management for service mesh and other products
Makes installations and upgrades easier
Enables FQDN as well as SPIFFE for trust establishment. Eases 4G VNF to 5G NSA CNF migration, and from 5G NSA to 5G SA CNF service transition