**NOTE**: This will be a hybrid event. You can attend it both in-person (see address in this event) and over Google Meet. Abdelfettah – our speaker – will be joining us remotely.
Service Mesh is becoming a key component in the Cloud Native world. It allows Dev and Ops teams to connect, secure, and observe applications without mixing business logic with infrastructure concerns. This way teams can focus on delivering value, letting the mesh do all the complex non-functional work like service discovery, load balancing, encryption, authentication, authorization, support for the circuit breaker pattern, and other capabilities. Istio is one of the major Open Source Service Mesh options available today.