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Wednesday, December 6


Panel: Ask Me Anything: Microservices and Service Mesh [B] - Moderated by Jason McGee, IBM
Have you heard the buzz around microservices and containers lately? With containers becoming the new standard to building microservice based applications for production, users are leveraging the service mesh to solve common issues with routing, re-routing for graceful degradation as services fail, secure inter-service communication and rate limiting between services. Join us for a live interactive session where our panel of experts from IBM, Google, Envoy, Linkerd and RedHat will address your most challenging inquiries around microservice and service mesh!

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Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud’s platform services, including Kubernetes, Functions, Cloud Foundry, Kafka event streams, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Schematics, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and... Read More →

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Matt Klein

Creator, Envoy
Matt Klein is the creator of Envoy and a software engineer at Lyft. He has been working on operating systems, virtualization, distributed systems, networking and making systems easy to operate for nearly 20 years across a variety of companies. Some highlights include leading the development... Read More →
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Sven Mawson

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google
Sven is one of the founders of Istio, the open source Service Mesh, and he is a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google. He joined Google in 2006, and has spent the past 10+ years working on several generations of Google's API and Service Management platforms, beginning with the... Read More →
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William Morgan

CEO, Buoyant
William Morgan is the cofounder and CEO of Buoyant, creators of Linkerd. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices. He was a software engineer at Powerset, Microsoft, and Adap.tv, and a research scientist at MITRE... Read More →
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Christian Posta

Field CTO, Solo.io
Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Global Field CTO at Solo.io, former Chief Architect at Red Hat, and well known in the community for being an author (Istio in Action, Manning, Microservices for Java Developers, O'Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast... Read More →
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Lin Sun

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
Lin has been working on container and cloud-native since 2014 from Docker to Kubernetes to Service Mesh. She is currently an Istio maintainer, a member of the Istio steering committee and technical oversight committee. She is passionate about new technologies and loves to play with... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 11:10am - 11:45am
Meeting Room 9C, Level 3


Istio: Weaving the Service Mesh [I] - Shriram Rajagopalan, IBM & Louis Ryan, Google
With the rapid adoption of microservices new tools are needed to load-balance, route, secure and monitor the traffic that flows between them. Istio provides a common networking, security, policy and telemetry substrate for services that we call a ‘Service-Mesh’. Come learn how the service-mesh helps with the transition to microservices, to empower operations teams, to adopt security best-practices and much more. We’ll also cover the state of the project, where it’s headed and how you can get involved.

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Shriram Rajagopalan

Unprincipled Engineer, Tetrate
Shriram Rajagopalan is one of the founding engineers behind the Istio service mesh project, and an early contributor to Envoy. He currently maintains the networking subsystem within Istio. Prior to working on Istio/Envoy, he worked on the Xen hypervisor, the Linux kernel, network... Read More →
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Louis Ryan

Principal Engineer, Google
Louis Ryan is a Principal Engineer at Google working on APIs and microservices. Prior to working on Istio he co-authored the GRPC spec and ran the infrastructure that supports Googles consumer facing APIs.

Wednesday December 6, 2017 11:55am - 12:30pm
Ballroom A, Level 1


Ask Your Proxy, It Knows Everything - Blake Mizerany, Backplane
Proxies have long been layered into distributed systems but rarely do we lean on them to do more than route, and balance load. In this talk we will go over how to use proxies to replace Service Discovery, control Release Managment and Traffic Shaping, and streamline Employee on-boarding/off-boarding. You'll talk away never looking at your proxies/load-balancers the same.

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Blake Mizerany

Founder / CTO, Backplane
Sinatra, Heroku, Doozer, Etcd, Backplane

Wednesday December 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:35pm
Meeting Room 9C, Level 3


Microservices Patterns with NGINX Proxy in an Istio Services Mesh [I] - A.J. Hunyady, NGINX Inc
Building a cloud native application is only half the battle; running it reliably is the other half.

NGINX, the leading provider of ingress controller functionality in Kubernetes environments, has partnered with Istio to enhance Sidecar proxy capabilities in the Istio' Services Mesh architecture.

A service mesh is highly dependent on the strength of the proxy, and NGINX is the most powerful service proxy in the market. It offers a small footprint high performance engine with advance load balancing algorithms, caching, SSL termination, API gateway, extensibility through broad range of third-party modules, sciptability with Lau and nginScript and various security features with granular access control.

Microservices also require a Web Server to be deployed side-by-side with the service proxy. While optional, deploying NGINX as Web Server technology provides additional benefits in performance, manageability, security and the overall monitoring of the Application.

NGINX is already used by more than half of the top 100,000 websites and this talk will describe how NGINX in Istio environments is a natural extension of this technology.

Our demo will show a sample application running in a Kubernetes/Istio/NGINX environment and we will answer questions from the audience.


A.J. Hunyady

Product Managemenet, NGINX
A.J. Is a technology enthusiast and a Silicon Valley veteran. He founded Zokets where he developed software for managing containerized services in highly dynamic environments. A.J. is now at NGINX, where he leads innovations in new product development.

Wednesday December 6, 2017 2:45pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 9C, Level 3


Building an Edge Computing Platform for Network Services Using Cloud Native Technology [I] - Stephen Wong & Vikram Dham, Huawei Technologies, Inc.
Edge computing have become increasingly important due to the demands of latency sensitive applications and explosion of data from end user devices in cases such as Internet of Things (IoT). One common intelligent edge deployment is the buildout of mini data centers on network edge that are centrally managed and operated by the cloud. Unlike traditional data centers, these mini data centers are constrained by limited resources and minimal operational supervision, and as such they impose challenges on traditional data center infrastructure including network services, here defined as L3-7 network services such as packet gateway and application firewall. These services usually are implemented with the need for heavy manual configurations and complex provisioning, which are particularly ill-fitted to deploy at the edge.

In this session we will discuss how we built a new edge computing platform for network services that can achieve auto provisioning, dynamic service deployments and updates, and high resiliency. By running componentized network services in containers orchestrated by Kubernetes, and utilizing projects such as gRPC, linkerd, and fluentd, as well as making use of cloud native related projects including etcd and IOvisor, this platform essentially treats network services as cloud native applications, and thereby able to achieve the associated benefits. We will show a demo of the platform as part of the presentation.


Stephen Wong

Senior Architect, Huawei Technologies, Inc.
Stephen Wong has had 20 years of software development experience in the networking industry. Currently he is a software architect at FutureWei Technologies, the US Research Center of Huawei Technologies. His focus at FutureWei is to advance the field of Network Function Virtualization... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 3:40pm - 4:15pm
Meeting Room 9C, Level 3


The Service Mesh: Past, Present, and Future [B] - William Morgan, Buoyant
In this talk, we describe the service mesh, a runtime infrastructure layer that’s rapidly rising to prominence with the advent of open source projects like Istio, Envoy, and Linkerd. We trace the evolution of the service mesh model through three-tiered apps and “fat clients” to the modern, sidecar-based implementations, compare and contrast with ESBs and API gateways, and show that, as with most “new” technology, the ideas and principles behind the service mesh have been around for a long time.

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William Morgan

CEO, Buoyant
William Morgan is the cofounder and CEO of Buoyant, creators of Linkerd. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices. He was a software engineer at Powerset, Microsoft, and Adap.tv, and a research scientist at MITRE... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 9C, Level 3