Solo.io Team to give Keynote and Present at Seven Sessions during ServiceMeshCon North America – Join us on October 12!

Erik Frieberg
| August 31, 2021

Join the Solo.io team at ServiceMeshCon North America 2021! ServiceMeshCon is co-located with KubeCon and is the largest, most influential event in the service mesh industry. This year’s hybrid event will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and virtually on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, during KubeCon + CouldNativeCon North America 2021. If you have not yet registered, you can register here.

Solo.io CEO, Idit Levine, to give keynote at ServiceMeshCon

As the Diamond Sponsor at ServiceMeshCon North America, we are thrilled to be presenting a keynote address to both the in-person and virtual audiences. During her session, CEO and Founder, Idit Levine, will explore how a mesh can be used to simplify complex data and information access to support a wide variety of clients with minimal code to unlock hidden insights of an organization. Session details are as follows:

Keynote: Super-Charge Your Mesh Services With Enhanced Data Access 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:10am (PDT)
Idit Levine, Founder and CEO

It is clear that service mesh is ‘crossing the chasm’ as more and more organizations not only deploy service mesh into production, but deploy it in large scale, mission critical environments. Development and operations teams value the common security model, fine grained traffic management and end-to-end observability provided by the mesh. Organizations are also realizing that the services and APIs that run within the mesh can expose valuable data and functionality, but application developers still need to write a lot of code to harness this information, limiting the adoption and ultimate benefit these services can provide.

Experts from Solo.io presenting at ServiceMeshCon

The Solo team is honored to be selected to present at seven sessions during ServiceMeshCon. Throughout the day, our team will cover a wide variety of topics, including workshops on getting started with and deploying Istio and sessions on service mesh metric merging, planning the zero-downtime lifecycle, and much more. Complete session details are listed below.

Get Started with Istio Service Mesh Workshop 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:30am (PDT)
Lin Sun, Director of Open Source

You will be given a quick fly-over of what challenges service mesh solves, service mesh architecture, and various service mesh projects in the ecosystem. Then we will dive into the Istio service mesh project including how it works and the best practice to adopt the Istio service mesh through hands-on labs.

We will cover the following topics in this workshop:

  • Install Istio 
  • Secure services with Istio Ingress Gateway 
  • Add services to the mesh 
  • Secure inter-service communication with Istio 
  • Control traffic

Super Charge Your Service Mesh with eBPF

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 9:300am (PDT)
Idit Levine, CEO & Founder / Alex Ly, Field Engineer

The Linux kernel is an ideal place to implement observation, networking, and security, and improvements in the eBPF space are making it more practical to leverage the Linux kernel for these use-cases. Given that both eBPF and service mesh essentially allows users to program policies to connect, secure, and observe; you may be wondering how service mesh and eBPF intersect? This talk will explore different approaches to supercharge your service mesh with eBPF to make service mesh more secure and efficient.

Deploy Istio for Production Workshop

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:10am (PDT)
Ramratan Vennam, Field Engineer

In this workshop, we dive into Istio foundations with a focus on rolling it out to your organization. Istio is powerful, but learning how to deploy it, configure it, debug it, and secure it has many challenges. Some of the topics that we will cover in this workshop include: 

  • Installing production-ready Istio
  • Establish security and configuration boundaries
  • Expanding the mesh to your organization
  • Connecting to observability systems
  • Debugging tools when things aren’t working as expected

Designing a Service Mesh for a Global Scale

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 1:35pm (PDT)
Fei Yao, Chief Architect, SAP (with Nick Nellis, Field Engineer, Solo.io)

SAP has embarked on a journey to design and implement multi-cluster “Service Mesh as a Service” for its BTP platform. They did not stop there though, they aim to connect these meshes together in a “mesh of meshes” architecture. Fei Yao, Chief Architect at SAP will talk about the challenges and design patterns (with help from Nick Nellis at Solo.io) that are helping enable SAP to connect and manage service meshes for 40,000 engineers and over 10,000 clusters.

Planning the Zero-Downtime Lifecycle of Your Service Mesh

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 3:25pm (PDT)
Christian Posta, Global Field CTO

A service mesh is a critical piece of application infrastructure that lives on the request path between your services. Once you get past the “hello world” for your particular mesh, you are left having to plan out your production deployment and more importantly, future upgrades. The architecture and patterns for deployment are as important (if not more?) as the specific mesh capabilities you choose. For example, patterns like separating ingress, running canaries, and focusing on limited configuration blast radius are foundational to enable zero-downtime upgrades of your mesh. In this talk, we discuss the vital patterns and practices cultivated working with mesh adopters around the world. The audience should come away with a core set of practices to enable successful lifecycle management of their service mesh

Multi-cluster Service Mesh Workshop

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 3:30pm (PDT)
Will McKinley, Field Engineer

This workshop is based on Istio and Gloo Mesh (https://github.com/solo-io/gloo-mesh). It’s a hands-on workshop where each participant has a dedicated VM. In the VM, you deploy 3 Kubernetes clusters using Kind. One cluster is a management plane where Gloo Mesh is deployed, while Istio is deployed in the 2 other clusters. Then, you federate the identity of the Istio clusters, configure cross cluster communications, failover, learn about Web Assembly, … And before each lab, we go through some slides. For example, before the identity federation, we explain what is SPIFFE, how it’s used in Istio, … The labs are publicly available: https://github.com/solo-io/workshops/tree/master/gloo-mesh

Understanding Service Mesh Metric Merging

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 4:35pm (PDT)
Lawrence Gadban, Field Engineer

A service mesh is a critical piece of application infrastructure that lives on the request path between your services. Once you get past the “hello world” for your particular mesh, you are left having to plan out your production deployment and more importantly, future upgrades. The architecture and patterns for deployment are as important (if not more?) as the specific mesh capabilities you choose. For example, patterns like separating ingress, running canaries, and focusing on limited configuration blast radius are foundational to enable zero-downtime upgrades of your mesh. In this talk, we discuss the vital patterns and practices cultivated working with mesh adopters around the world. The audience should come away with a core set of practices to enable successful lifecycle management of their service mesh

Access the complete schedule for ServiceMeshCon North America here

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Visit us at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon (Live and Virtual)

Solo.io is excited to be participating at KubeCon and whether you visit us in person (Oct. 13-15) or virtually (Oct 11-15), our team of experts will be offering product demos and will be able to address any technical questions that you may have. In addition, we will have an exciting line-up of live sessions for our virtual audience. We also encourage you to enter our raffle for some great swag! 

We look forward to seeing you at KubeCon and ServiceMeshCon in October!

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