Why Sidecars? Moving the Stack out of the Monolith

Containerization is not only a software delivery paradigm shift; it also represents an opportunity to add sophisticated systems technology to any stack via sidecars. Instead of building complex client libraries for every language your organization deploys, common sidecars can take care of authorization/authentication, service discovery, and monitoring.

In this talk, we’ll explore the patterns that have previously existed with practical examples of how they can be implemented in sidecars.



Greg Poirier


Greg Poirier is the VP of Engineering and a software engineer at Sensu, Inc. working on the next generation of its popular open source monitoring platform. After years as a systems administrator with no formal education, he sought and received a degree in computer science, and has since been working as a software and systems engineer at companies around the San Francisco Bay Area. When he’s not convincing people that containers are awesome, he spends his time in rehearsals with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Chorus.