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Monday, November 18 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Service Mesh in Kubernetes: It’s Not That Easy - Lita Cho & Tom Wanielista, Lyft

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As Lyft migrated its applications to Kubernetes, assumptions baked into the networking layer were tested. This talk will provide a deep dive of how Lyft used Envoy’s xDS protocol to design their own flexible service mesh and handle new challenges from a multi-cluster architecture such as:
- Routing across multiple Kubernetes clusters
- Handling Deployments
- Rapid scale-in and scale-out
- Service Discovery
- Active/Passive Health Checking
- Readiness in the service mesh

This talk will also go over changes that were made in the Envoy codebase to make this work.


Lita Cho

Senior Software Engineer, Lyft
Lita is a senior software engineer on the Networking team, building out the service mesh to handle both Kubernetes and legacy systems at Lyft. Before that, she worked on building out the API infrastructure using Protocol Buffers, creating systems that would generate code and bring... Read More →

Tom Wanielista

Software Engineer, Lyft
Tom is a software engineer at Lyft on the Deploys team, building out tools to safely deploy changes to production. Before Lyft, Tom was working on infrastructure at financial services startup Simple, where he built a secure, fully encrypted and authenticated service mesh on top of... Read More →

Monday November 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm PST
Pacific Ballroom 16/17/19
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