On today’s Day Two Cloud we dive into Istio with an engineer who lives and breathes the Istio service mesh. A service mesh automates how microservices connect with each other. With a service mesh you can enable traffic flows, apply access policies, monitor communications, and more. Istio isn’t the only service mesh out there, but it’s a popular and open-source choice.
Our guest is Kevin Davin, a senior back end engineer as well as a Google Development Expert on Google Cloud and a GitLab Hero.
- How Kevin got into Kubernetes, microservices, and Istio
- The core promise of Istio
- Balancing the complexity of Istio with the capabilities it enables
- When, and when not, to implement Istio
- How Istio supports separation of duties and roles
- Pre-planning for an Istio deployment
- Monitoring and troubleshooting Istio itself
- The future of Istio
- Istio vs. eBPF
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@davinkevin – Kevin Davin on Twitter
What Is Istio? – Google Cloud