The shift to microservices is a ticking timebomb of complexity. Decomposing a monolithic app into hundreds of microservices comes with a new set of challenges that become readily apparent when running in production. Enter a new category of tooling: the service mesh. There’s been a recent surge of interest in the so-called “service mesh”, but what is it? Why is this suddenly relevant now? Why would you even need one? If you’re considering running microservices in production, this talk is relevant to you.