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November 17, 2020
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Tuesday, November 17 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Service Mesh - The New Single Point of Failure - Mitch Connors, Google, Sabeen Syed, HashiCorp & Thomas Rampelberg, Buoyant

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Interested in knowing why your favorite service mesh was implemented that way? Architecture decisions have real user impact. When building a service mesh, it is possible to fall into a trap of choosing implementation that is easier to build but makes it difficult to operate in the real world. While service meshes enable new levels of resiliency for users’ applications, they suffer from a chicken and egg problem: How do you build a resilient and scalable service mesh without having a service mesh to rely on?
Maintainers of Istio, Linkerd2 and Consul will walk through tradeoffs the projects have made during implementation and the impact on users. Topics will include:
  • Why it is important to verify environments before installation.
  • How to build a service mesh which can be safely upgraded.
  • What regular security updates mean for upgrades.
  • How to give users the same stability for config changes as they require for code changes
  • What to do when the mesh breaks.
  • Why the division of responsibility is important.

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Sabeen Syed

Senior Engineering Manager, HashiCorp
Sabeen Syed is a Senior Engineering Manager at HashiCorp, working on the Consul Service Mesh and Consul API Tooling teams. She enjoys cultivating and nourishing teams to enable taking products and processes from ideas to execution. She has spoken at a number of conferences and meetups... Read More →
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Thomas Rampelberg

Software Engineer, Buoyant
Thomas Rampelberg is a Software Engineer at Buoyant Inc. He has made a career of building infrastructure software that allows developers and operators to focus on what is important to them. He is a contributor to Linkerd and has been maintaining Kubernetes applications at scale and... Read More →
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Mitch Connors

Software Engineer, Google
Mitch Connors is a Software Engineer at Google where he works as the User Experience Co-Lead for Istio. Over the past 15 years, Mitch has worked at F5 Networks, Amazon, an Industrial IoT startup, and State Farm Insurance, giving him a broad perspective on the needs of Enterprise Software... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EST