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Istio – The extensible service mesh

Date: This event took place live on February 01 2018

Presented by: Lee Calcote

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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With microservices and containers becoming mainstream, container orchestrators provide much of what the cluster (nodes and containers) needs. With container orchestrators' core focus on scheduling, discovery, and health at an infrastructure level, microservices are left with unmet, service-level needs, such as:

  • Traffic management, routing, and resilient and secure communication between services
  • Policy enforcement, rate-limiting, circuit breaking
  • Visibility and monitoring with metrics, logs, and traces
  • Load balancing and rollout/canary deployment support

Service meshes provide for these needs. In this session, we will dive into Istio - its components, capabilities, and extensibility. Istio envelops and integrates with other open source projects to deliver a full-service mesh. We'll explore these integrations and Istio's extensibility in terms of choice of proxies and adapters, such as nginMesh.

About Lee Calcote, Sr. Director of Technology Strategy, SolarWinds

Lee Calcote is an innovative thought leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, infrastructure and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote's tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate, Cisco and Pelco. An organizer of technology meetups and conferences, a writer, author, speaker, he is active in the tech community.