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@cgstevens I almost feel like the two are on slightly different layers... Akka.NET with clustering can act as sort of a service mesh, but it looks like Istio is a higher level of abstraction.
IMHO, from an architectural standpoint Istio looks like it does a lot.... possibly too much. That's an opinionated statement, but concepts like Authentication should be handled at the API Gateway level and not at a service mesh level.
(Broader opinionated statement) I'm always careful of libraries/frameworks that are backed by massive corps like Google/IBM (and even MS; see: EF). They have a lot of organizational/process strength to enforce rules that go with making large frameworks work well. Smaller shops, it's often a very difficult battle.
OTOH, This has been re-hammered into me because I'm on a team with only 4 devs in the entire company right now. ;_;
After my demo at work I was ask how Akka.Net comes to service mesh. The implementation to compare is Istio
Honestly, Akka.NET eliminates the need for a lot of infrastructure like Istio