Citrix ADC xDS-adapter: A way to intgrate Citrix ADC with Istio Service Mesh
A service mesh is an infrastructure layer that handles communication between microservices and provides capabilities like service discovery, load balancing, security, and monitoring. Istio is an open source and platform-independent service mesh that connects, monitors, and secures microservices.
Citrix ADC has advanced traffic management capabilities for enhancing application performance and provides comprehensive security. Citrix ADC integrations with Istio allow you to secure and optimize traffic for applications in the service mesh using Citrix ADC features.
The Citrix ADC xDS-adapter is a container for integrating Citrix ADC with service mesh control plane implementations based on xDS APIs (Istio, Consul, and so on). It communicates with the service mesh control plane and listens for updates by acting as a gRPC client to the control plane API server. Based on the updates from the control plane, the Citrix ADC xDS-Adaptor generates the equivalent Citrix ADC configuration.