Release Notes

This page contains release notes for features and updates to Traffic Director.

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January 21, 2021

Traffic Director support for xDS clients that connect and request configuration using the xDS x3 API is now in Preview.

January 05, 2021

Traffic Director now supports TCP-based services in Preview. This brings service discovery, global load balancing, failover and many other Traffic Director capabilities to your non-HTTP services. See the setup guide to get started and the target proxies documentation for helpful background information.

November 12, 2020

Traffic Director now supports multi-environment deployments. The hybrid connectivity network endpoint group (NEG) is in General Availability. The documentation includes an overview of the feature and a tutorial, Network edge services for multi-environment (on-premises, multi-cloud) deployments.

September 29, 2020

September 03, 2020

Traffic Director can now be set up for GKE Pods with automatic Envoy injection.

August 26, 2020

Traffic Director supports advanced traffic management features with proxyless gRPC applications in General Availability. This release includes path- and header-based routing, as well as weight-based traffic splitting.

July 21, 2020

Traffic Director supports proxyless gRPC applications in General Availability. In this deployment model, gRPC applications can participate in a service mesh without needing a sidecar proxy.

July 07, 2020

Traffic Director now provides the option of automated Envoy deployment.

Traffic Director now supports automated Envoy deployments for Google Compute Engine VMs in Beta.

May 06, 2020

A new document is added to Traffic Director: Ingress traffic for your mesh.

April 15, 2020

A new document, Traffic Director features, is published.

November 15, 2019

July 08, 2019

June 20, 2019

Traffic Director is available in GA.

March 15, 2019

Traffic Director is available in Beta.