Thanks to our open source contributors, Layer5 projects are well represented at KubeCon. Attend our talks to help you get started with managing your own service mesh!

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2020 is here and Layer5 is in the spotlight!

Service Mesh Specifications and Why They Matter in your Deployment

November 18, 2020

As the ubiquity of service meshes unfolds so does the need for vendor and technology-agnostic interfaces to interact with them. The following three open specifications solving the challenge of interoperability, workload and performance management between service meshes: Service Mesh Performance (SMP) and Service Mesh Interface (SMI), Multi-Vendor Service Mesh Interoperation (Hamlet). Attend to learn what makes each of these specifications unique and why they are very much needed.

CNCF SIG Network: Intro and Deep-Dive

November 20, 2020

It’s the network! is the cry of every system administrator, every developer. With the increased prevalence of microservice-based distributed systems, it’s true - networking as a discipline has never been more critical in the efficient operation of cloud native deployments. Networking primitives, including load balancing, observability, authentication, authorization, policy, rate limiting, QoS, mesh networks, legacy infrastructure bridging, and so on are now receiving substantial development and investment throughout the industry and are the subject of focus of the CNCF SIG Network.

See what the CNCF's Service Mesh Working Group has been up to. Join this talk for an intro to the SIG, its charter and a deeper discussion of current cloud native networking topics being advanced in this SIG. Current CNCF projects in-scope: Open Service Mesh, Kuma, Chaos Mesh, Ambassador, CNI, CoreDNS, Envoy, gRPC, Linkerd, NATS, Network Service Mesh.


Meet the Maintainers: Service Mesh Interface

November 17, 2020

Join the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) and Meshery maintainers for a Meet the Maintainers office hours. Learn all about Service Mesh Interface and how Meshery is the service mesh manager to determine the conformance of all service meshes in or out of compliance with the specification.


We hope to see you at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2020. Be sure to say hello in the Layer5 Community!

-- Lee Calcote

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