Standardizing Service Mesh Value Measurement

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Service Mesh Performance

The Service Mesh Working Group defines the Service Mesh Performance and is hosted within the CNCF SIG Network. Using SMP, MeshMark provides a universal performance index to gauge your mesh’s efficiency against deployments in other organizations’ environments.

Service Mesh Performance (SMP) is a vendor-neutral specification for capturing details of:

  • Environment and infrastructure details
  • Number and size of nodes, orchestrator
  • Service mesh and its configuration
  • Service / application details
  • Bundled with test results.

The canonical implementation of this specification is Meshery. The following snippet provides a further insight into the fact that the specification defines a common collection of statistical analysis to be calculated for every performance test:

            message PerformanceTestResult {
              message Latency {
                double min = 1;
                double average = 2;
                double p50 = 3;
                double p90 = 4;
                double p99 = 5;
                double max = 6;
              } ...

Snippet of the Service Mesh Performance describing how to capture statistical analysis.

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