Istio Service Mesh Book Announcement

Burr Sutter (@burrsutter) and I (@christianposta) have finished writing a book called Introducing Istio Service Mesh for Microservices to help folks get up and running with service mesh!

Book Cover

Many many thanks to all of the reviewers who took the time to give feedback and to Red Hat for sponsoring my time—especially Burr Sutter and the talented folks at O’Reilly who helped coordinate the effort and make it come to fruition.

Download the Istio Service Mesh for Microservices e-book from O'Reilly

The book covers the following topics:

  • What is a service mesh?
  • Understanding Istio and the importance of its capabilities in a microservices architecture
  • How to do the following with Istio:
    • Resilience patterns
    • Routing patterns
    • Chaos testing
    • Security
    • Telemetry collection with tracing, metrics, and Grafana

This book should be a nice quick intro to Istio. Please take a look at for more information. The book is based on a hands-on workshop the wonderful Red Hat Developers team put together. Find the latest version of the workshop as well as the branch from the book.

Printed Books

We have printed books to give away at Red Hat Summit 2018 in San Francisco. The conference will be May 8th–10th at the Moscone Center. We’ll also be doing a handful of microservices events across North America, which should be another opportunity to get printed copies. Or, reach out to me (@christianposta) and we’ll find a way to ship you a printed copy.

What’s Next?

Follow along on my blog, the Red Hat Developers developer tutorials, the Istio service mesh topic page, and the website.


Last updated: November 6, 2018