Announcing Istio 1.18!

On behalf of the other Release Managers, I’m thrilled to announce the release of Istio 1.18!

Getting this release out the door wouldn’t have been possible with the efforts of so many in the community, but particular thanks to my co-release managers Kalya Subramanian and Xiaopeng Han, to Eric Van Norman, John Howard and David Hauck for all their work in getting the release ready and finally out the door. Thank you also to all the contributors without whom we’d not have anything to release. Join us in the #release-1_18 channel on Slack to discuss any issues that you find, or to keep up to date with planned maintenance releases for Istio 1.18.