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Tuesday, September 11 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
PRO TALK: PANEL: What is a Service Mesh and Why Does it Matter?"

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  • What is your definition of a service mesh?
  • What problem does a service mesh solve? Why did the concept come about?
  • What would you say is the number one pain point a service mesh helps with?
  • What distinguishes the service mesh approach from other middleware mediators?
  • Specifically, what is the difference between a service mesh and an ESB?
  • Service mesh and an API Gateway/API Management?
  • For companies looking to move to a service mesh, what is the right transition path? How would it vary depending on what they’re using today?
  • Any situations where you wouldn’t recommend using a service mesh?
  • What is the hardest part about implementing a service mesh? What about maintaining it?

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Matt McLarty

VP, API Academy, CA Technologies
Matt works with organizations around the world, helping them to improve the speed and scale of their software delivery through the use of APIs and microservices. He leads the API Academy for CA Technologies, and is the co-author of the O'Reilly books Microservice Architecture and... Read More →

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Daniel Berg

Distinguished Engineer and IBM Kubernetes Service Architect, IBM
Daniel Berg is a distinguished engineer within the IBM Cloud unit at IBM, where he is responsible for the technical strategy and implementation of the containers and microservices platform available in IBM Cloud. Daniel has deep knowledge of container technologies such as Docker and... Read More →
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Idit Levine

Solo.io, Founder & CEO
Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of Solo.io, a company that develops tools to help enterprises adopt and extend innovative cloud technologies alongside modernizing their existing IT investments. The Solo.io portfolio of open source and commercial products includes Gloo (community... Read More →
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Christian Posta

Chief Architect cloud-native applications, Red Hat
Christian Posta (@christianposta) is a Chief Architect of cloud applications at Red Hat and well known in the community for being an author (Introducing Istio Service Mesh, O’Reilly 2018, Microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source... Read More →
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Louis Ryan

Principle Engineer, Google
Louis Ryan is a Principal Engineer at Google working on APIs and microservices. Prior to working on Istio he co-authored the GRPC spec and ran the infrastructure that supports Googles consumer facing APIs.

Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Workshop Room 2