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Layer5, the service mesh company, representing every service mesh

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About Layer5

Community First

The Layer5 community represents the largest collection of service mesh projects and their maintainers in the world.

Open Source First

We create and steward initiatives that press on the service mesh-centric envelope of Cloud Native. Our shared commitment to the open source spirit compels our community members to push Layer5 projects forward.



Meshery - Service Mesh Management Plane Meshery is a multi-service mesh management plane offering lifecycle management of more types of service meshes than any other tool available today. Meshery facilitates adopting, configuring, operating and managing performance of different service meshes and incorporates the collection and display of metrics from applications running on top of any service mesh.

Service Mesh Landscape

Service Mesh Landscape Ecosystem The Service Mesh Landscape is a comprehensive collection of prominent service mesh projects and offerings laid out in contrast to one another.

Service Mesh Performance

Service Mesh Performance Specification Index The Service Mesh Performance (SMP) is a vendor-neutral specification for capturing details of environment and infrastructure details, service mesh and its configuration, service / application details, and bundling of statistical analysis of results.

Image Hub

Image Hub Image Hub is a demo application which runs on Consul and facilitates exploring WebAssembly modules used as Envoy Filters.

Meshery Operator

Layer5 Service Mesh Community Meshery Operator is the multi-service mesh operator and implementation of MeshSync.

Learn Layer5

Layer5 Learn Layer5 is a sample application for learning how service meshes work which also provides SMI Conformance testing.

Service Mesh Interface Conformance

Layer5 SMI Conformance includes all service mesh projects participating in the Service Mesh Interface specification.
It is an easy-to-use, service mesh and SMI-specific tool to give service mesh projects and users a suite of repeatable conformance tests.


Layer5 Nighthawk is a Layer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS/HTTP2) performance characterization tool. Nighthawk is Envoy’s load generator and is written in C++.
Meshery integrates Nighthawk as one of (currently) three choices of load generator for characterizing and managing the performance
of service meshes and their workloads.

Community and Contributing

Please do! Contributions, updates, discrepancy reports and pull requests are welcome. This project is community-built and welcomes collaboration. Contributors are expected to adhere to the CNCF Code of Conduct.

Jump into our Slack! Our projects are community-built and welcome collaboration. 👍Be sure to see the Layer5 Community Welcome Guide for a tour of resources available to you.

Layer5 Service Mesh Community ✔️ Join any or all of the weekly meetings on the community calendar.
✔️ Watch community meeting recordings.
✔️ Access the community drive.

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