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Tuesday, November 7 • 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Service Mesh Battle Scars: Technology, Timing, and Tradeoffs - Keith Mattix, Microsoft; John Howard, Google; Lin Sun, solo.io; Thomas Graf, Isovalent; Flynn, Buoyant

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It has been ~6 years since the first service meshes hit the market, and hundreds if not thousands of users are employing the technology in production today. As the space has matured and meshes are used at scale, many users are wondering about why certain constraints exist in their mesh of choice. Come hear maintainers of 3 CNCF service mesh projects discuss the very real tradeoffs they’re making everyday with topics ranging from eBPF, sidecarless, Rust proxies, multicluster, and user experience.

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Thomas Graf

CTO & Co-Founder, Isovalent
Thomas is the Co-Founder and CTO of Isovalent, long-time kernel and eBPF developer, and one of the creators of the Cilium project. Before working on Cilium, Thomas was a Linux kernel developer for 15+ years focusing on networking, security, and eBPF. When not working on open source... Read More →
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Lin Sun

Head of Open Source, solo.io
Lin is the Director of Open-Source at Solo.io. She has worked on Istio service mesh since 2017 and serves on the Istio Technical Oversight Committee. Previously, she served on the Istio Steering Committee for three years and was a Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor... Read More →
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John Howard

Staff Software Engineer, Google
John is a Software Engineer at Google working on Istio, and member of the Istio TOC and Steering committee.
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Keith Mattix

Senior Engineering Lead, Microsoft
Keith Mattix is an Engineering Lead at Microsoft focused on Istio, Gateway API, and other networking projects.
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Flynn -

Technical Evangelist, Buoyant
Flynn is a tech evangelist at Buoyant, spreading the good word about the Linkerd service mesh and educating developers about Linkerd, Kubernetes, and cloud-native development in general. He has spent 40 years in software engineering - from the kernel up through distributed applications... Read More →

Tuesday November 7, 2023 5:25pm - 6:00pm CST
W176 (Ground Level)
  Service Mesh