Uber and Lyft Bring Open-Source Cloud Projects to CNCF
In the market for ride sharing services, Uber and Lyft are fierce competitors, the world of open-source however is another story. At the Open Source Summit here on Sept. 13, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that it had accepted two new projects, Envoy from Lyft and Jaeger from Uber.
Envoy is an edge and service proxy that aims to make the network transparent to applications. Jaeger in contrast is a distributed tracing system, that can be used to help find application performance bottlenecks.
"Lyft developed a fancy service mesh/reverse proxy to handle all their traffic to help scale micro-services within Lyft," Chris Aniszczyk, COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, told eWEEK in a video interview.
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