SREday 2023

14 - 15 Sep London, UK
Site Reliability Engineering Conference

Platform Engineering meets Service Mesh: an SRE love story

Alessandro Vozza

Learn why and how every SRE should know what service mesh and what can it do for them: control and management of application networking, automated zero trust security and near-perfect observability of cloud native applications

Platform Engineering is the new black and we posit that service mesh is the perfect complement and an indispensable sharp tool in every SRE’ tool belt. Albeit been around for a few years, service meshes are now blossoming into a de-facto standard for providing much needed features to cloud native platforms, such as zero trust security enforcement, observability, traffic shaping and control over the application networking layer(s). This demo-heavy presentation will walk you thru the rationale behind adopting a service mesh and what can it do in practice to alleviate the pain of running at-scale platforms to deliver cloud native self-service infrastructure to developers. We will focus on Istio (the most popular service mesh) but the learnings extends to any other service mesh implementation; we will provide a workshop-style repository to follow offline.

Community leader and CNCF ambassador, Alessandro has spent the last few years building cloud native infrastructures for Microsoft customers, animating the Dutch community, and training others to pass the CKx exams. He has passion for all things cloud native, he's been around open source for 25 years and recently moved to a new Developer Relations role at, where he's on a mission to install a service mesh in every Kubernetes cluster he gets his hands on.

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