Microservices are here to stay. When applied properly, microservices techniques and culture ultimately help us continuously improve business at a faster pace than traditional architecture. However, microservices architecture itself can be complex to configure. All of a sudden, we are faced with the need for a service discovery server, how do we store service metadata, make decisions on whether to use client side load balancing or server side load balancing, deal with network resiliency, think how do we enforce service policies and audit, trace nested services calls…. The list goes on.
Sure, it’s easy to have a single stack that makes everything work provided there are good microservices support – but what if you have a polyglot environment? How would you make sure all of the stack can address the same concerns in a consistent way? This is where a service mesh comes in.
In this talk, Ray will introduce Istio, an open source service mesh framework created by Google, IBM, and Lyft. We’ll see how the service mesh work, the technology behind it, and how it addresses aforementioned concerns.
Bio Ray: Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences since 2002. Ray has built mobile applications & micropayment systems as an independent contractor. During his time in Taiwan, Ray has built IT systems for Taiwanese government for a large scale search engine, electronic customs record management, and more. At Accenture, Ray was a team lead for a SOA deployment at a utilities company, building out common frameworks for messaging and service tracing. Moreover, Ray was an architect leading teams to implement online booking channels for a global hospitality company. During Ray’s time at Red Hat, he was specialized in Java middleware, and contributing to open source projects such as Infinispan.