Service Meshes: Istio, Linkerd - or No Mesh at All? • Hanna Prinz & Eberhard Wolff • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia Chicago 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Hanna Prinz - Co-Author of "Service Mesh" & Consultant at INNOQ
Eberhard Wolff - Co-Author of "Service Mesh" & Fellow at INNOQ

Service meshes like Istio and Linkerd 2 solve many problems of current microservice applications. They add observability, routing, resilience, and security features as a dedicated infrastructure layer. Communication between applications can be monitored, configured and secured without adding or changing application code.
Sounds too good to be true? Indeed, a service mesh does not come without a price: mental complexity, increased resource consumption, and latency being the main challenges. We will talk about meaningful use cases for service meshes, drawbacks, and differences between the various implementations [...]

00:00 Intro
01:25 What is a service mesh? What problems does it try to solve?
05:46 Service mesh implementations
10:42 Service mesh features
22:22 Service mesh challenges
26:05 Do You need a service mesh?
29:02 Conclusion
32:21 Outro

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