The Performance and Scalability working group has a 4 pronged approach for Istio's performance characterization, tracking and improvements:

  • Code level micro-benchmarks

  • Synthetic end-to-end benchmarks across various scenarios

  • Realistic complex app end-to-end benchmarks across various settings

  • Automation to ensure performance doesn't regress

We also aim to provide guidance for sizing and configuration of Istio installation in production and how to ensure scalability.