Istio Service Mesh

As development moves toward cloud-native application development using containerized and distributed services, it has become essential for developers to understand how these services work together. One of the critical tools that help developers and organizations monitor, connect, and secure their microservices without requiring changes to application code is the open-source service mesh called Istio.

Istio is the most widely adopted service mesh in production because of its capabilities and is increasingly becoming a vital component of a company’s infrastructure.

This workshop will give you a fundamental understanding of Istio through a combination of presentations and hands-on labs.

Here are some of the topics we’ll cover in this workshop:

  • Overview of the Istio service mesh architecture
  • Connecting and managing traffic (splitting traffic, injecting failures, using resiliency features)
  • Security and basics of authentication and authorization in Istio (access control, identity, mTLS)
  • How Istio collects metrics and provides uniform service observability
  • Advanced Istio features such as multi-cluster deployments, VM workloads, and extending the mesh with WebAssembly (Wasm)

Speaker

Eitan Suez

Content Engineer @Tetrate

Eitan Suez is a content engineer and technical "explainer" at Tetrate, where he develops technical content and breaks down technical topics for audiences large and small.  At Tetrate, Eitan runs workshops, customer training, and a series of live broadcasts centered around Service Mesh called "Tetrate Tech Talks." Prior to Tetrate, Eitan was a technical instructor at VMware and at Pivotal, where he developed and taught courses on a variety of technical topics including the Spring framework, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.  Prior to doing technical education, Eitan held the role of Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, a company that helps enterprises with software projects and agile transformations.  Eitan has many years of experience as a software developer and spent four seasons as a speaker on the "No Fluff Just Stuff" conference tour.  Eitan's first open-source project dates back to 2002 when he developed a database-backed Java API documentation system, which achieved some measure of notoriety after being written up on java.sun.com and later adopted by dzone.com.

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Speaker

Peter Jausovec

Content Engineer @Tetrate

Peter Jausovec is a software and content engineer at Tetrate.io. He has more than a decade of experience in the field of software development and tech, in various roles such as QA (test), software engineering, and leading tech teams. He's been working in the cloud-native space for the past couple of years and delivering talks and workshops around the world. He authored and co-authored a couple of books, the latest being Cloud-Native: Using Containers, Functions, and Data to Build Next-Generation Applications.

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Date

Friday Oct 28 / 09:00AM PDT ( 7 hours)

Level

Level beginner

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Prerequisites

Participants are expected to:

  • Have experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Be comfortable with the Linux command line

Please bring your laptops.