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Sidecar proxy aka Data proxy

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Sidecar proxy aka Data proxy

A software instance of a reverse proxy server that is dedicated to a specific service instance.

It communicates with other sidecar proxies, and is configured by a controller or orchestrator. The service instance uses the sidecar proxy to initiate lookup to discover and find other services it wants to communicate with, and can provide capabilities such as circuit breaking, authentication and authorization, and secure communications ie encryption and decryption.

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