Service mesh: What, why, and how?

Companies adopting microservices are recognizing the importance of the service mesh: a transparent layer that adds application-level resilience, observability, and security to your infrastructure. In this talk, we’ll talk about what a service mesh, why you might need it, and how it works. We’ll show a service mesh in action, using the open source Envoy, Istio, and Ambassador projects running on Kubernetes.





Flynn (@_flynn) is a Principal Software Engineer at His career in computing spans more than thirty years and runs the gamut from bringup on bare metal up through mobile applications, with a common thread of communications and security throughout. Recently he’s been working on tools to help developers take advantage of microservice patterns to be more effective.