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Nick is a software engineer at Tetrate, the enterprise service mesh company. He is a DevOps expert on Istio, public cloud architecture, and infrastructure automation.
You may have heard that DNS functionality was added in Istio 1.8, but you might not have thought about the impact it has. It solves some key issues that exist within Istio and allows you to expand your mesh architecture to include multiple clusters and virtual machines. An excellent explanation of the features can be found on the What’s new in Istio 1.8 (DNS Proxy).
Enabling Istio’s DNS Proxy
This feature is currently in Alpha but can be enabled in the IstioOperator config.
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