Making microservices micro with Istio Service Mesh & Kubernetes

GDG Washington DC
Tue, Feb 27, 2018, 6:30 PM (EST)

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Date: 02/27/[masked]:30 PM
Location: Google Reston, 1875 Explorer St #1000, Reston, VA 20190

Microservices are here to stay. When applied properly, microservices techniques and culture ultimately help us continuously improve business at a faster pace than traditional architecture. However, microservices architecture itself can be complex to configure. All of a sudden, we are faced with the need for a service discovery server, how do we store service metadata, make decisions on whether to use client side load balancing or server side load balancing, deal with network resiliency, think how do we enforce service policies and audit, trace nested services calls…. The list goes on. In this talk, Ray will introduce Istio, an open source service mesh framework created by Google, IBM, and Lyft. We’ll see how the service mesh work, the technology behind it, and how it addresses aforementioned concerns.

Speaker: Ray Tsang, Developer Advocate, Google
Ray has extensive experience in hands-on and cross-industry enterprise systems integration, delivery and management. He specialized in middleware, Big Data, and PaaS products during his work at Red Hat, while contributing to open source projects, such as Infinispan. In Accenture, managed full-stack application development, DevOps, and ITOps. He created JDeferred, a promise framework for Java and Android developers. He works at Google as a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform.

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