WebAssembly (abbreviated Wasm) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. Wasm is designed as a portable compilation target for programming languages, enabling deployment on the web for client and server applications. At Solo.io, we are very excited about Web Assembly as a way to extend our Envoy Proxy-based API Gateway (Gloo Edge) and the most popular Service Mesh (Istio). We recently made it very easy to use WebAssembly with Gloo Edge and Gloo Mesh.

This is the last blog post of a series about Gloo Edge scalability. In the first blog post, Envoy at Scale with Gloo Edge, we performed benchmarks to determine how Gloo Edge was able to scale in terms of Requests Per Second (RPS.) We also provided information about the throughput one can expect based on the number of CPUs allocated to the gateway-proxy (Envoy) pod.

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