Accelerate your mesh with eBPF

The service mesh technology represented by Istio is attracting more and more attention from enterprises. It uses sidecars and iptables to intercept traffic at the price of performance. Over the past two years, eBPF has become a trending technology, generating many projects based on eBPF.

eBPF’s sockops and redir capabilities allow more efficient processing of packets. Therefore, it is possible to accelerate the mesh with eBPF instead of iptables.

Merbridge is an eBPF-based open source project. It can help accelerate your meshes with eBPF by applying just one command in your Istio-managed cluster.