Workshop: Service Mesh Kick-Starter with Istio and Linkerd2

Sala: Workshop 2

Horário: 9:00am - 6:05pm

Dia da semana: Segunda-feira

Nível: Intermediate

Workshop em Inglês

Pontos principais

  • Be comfortable choosing Istio by dispelling the magic and understanding how it works.
  • Gain confidence deploying and inspecting Istio.
  • Learn about, and practice using, the observability features of Istio.
  • Get hands-on experience using Istio to controlling microservice traffic using Istio's sophisticated Service Discovery and Routing capabilities.


  • This workshop is aimed at developers and DevOps engineers alike.
  • Participants should have a working knowledge of Kubernetes (as a user - no knowledge of deployment is needed)
  • Participants should bring their own laptop: Mac OS X or Linux strongly recommended - the tools don't work properly on Windows and I can't help you with it.
  • Participants should have access to a google cloud account with some credits. We'll only spend a few dollars throughout the day, so a new google account with the $300 free credits is fine. We will be creating and destroying resources, so use a shared company account at your own risk!

Service meshes are the latest innovation in cloud-native technology. They automatically and transparently provide observability, security, and resiliency between microservices.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll dive in and deploy Istio alongside some microservices. We’ll see a service mesh in action and learn how to use it with our own applications. I’ll explain the theory behind service meshes, giving you a solid theoretical understanding. We’ll then build on that with practical exercises that explore metrics and traces, configure retries and backoffs, deploy ACLs and rate-limits, and much more. 

We’ll cover the following topics, using both Istio and Linkerd2:

  • Service discovery and routing
  • Traffic management
  • Observability
  • Security

Speaker: Matt Turner

Head of Platform at Ziglu

Matt is Head of Platform at Ziglu, a UK-based FinTech startup building a revolutionary banking platform using cutting-edge cloud-native technology. Matt and his teams are responsible for the infrastructure and developer tooling underlying all of Ziglu’s services. Matt has been doing Dev, sometimes with added Ops, for over a decade. His idea of "full-stack" is Linux, Kubernetes, and now Istio too. He's given many talks and workshops on Kubernetes and Istio, including at all three KubeCon editions, and is co-organizer of the Istio London meetup. He tweets @mt165 and blogs at

Find Matt Turner at

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