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Introduction to (Micro)Service Meshes

Discover how to use the next "big thing" in microservice deployments

Date: This event took place live on July 27 2017

Presented by: Daniel Bryant

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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While service meshes may be the next "big thing" in microservices, the concept isn't new. Classical SOA attempted to implement similar technology for abstracting and managing all aspects of service-to-service communication, and this was often realized as the much-maligned Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Several years ago similar technology emerged from the microservice innovators, including Airbnb (SmartStack for service discovery), Netflix (Prana integration sidecars), and Twitter (Finagle for extensible RPC), and these technologies have now converged into the service meshes we are currently seeing being deployed.

In this webcast, Daniel Bryant shows you what service meshes are, why they're well-suited for microservice deployments, and how best to use a service mesh when you're deploying microservices. This webcast begins with a brief history of the development of service meshes. From there, you'll learn about some of the currently available implementations that are targeting microservice deployments, such as Istio (Envoy), Linkerd, NGINX Plus, and Traefik. Attendees will walk away with a high-level overview of the concept, tools for deciding when best to use a service mesh, and a getting started guide if they decide this technology is the right fit for their organization.

About Daniel Bryant, Independent Technical Consultant and CTO at SpectoLabs

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and is the CTO at SpectoLabs. He currently specializes in enabling continuous delivery within organizations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel's technical expertise focuses on 'DevOps' tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open-source projects, writes for InfoQ, O'Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon, and JavaOne.