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Open Source Summit North America 2022

Open Source Summit North America 2022

Jun 24th, 2022

MeshMates: A New Way of Expanding Open Source Community Mentorship

A lot of young developers especially college students who want to contribute to open source projects feel intimidated by the lack of experience and the size of the code. For a beginner, open source projects codebase can be intimidating at first. Traditionally they may contact community members or mentors to help them understand but it is not always the most effective solution.

Therefore Layer5 ( a CNCF member company) introduced a program called Meshmates. MeshMates who are members part of the Layer5 community, provide one to one mentorship to new joiners in the community, from helping them identifying areas of projects to engage within, working groups to join, and in helping community members grow in their open source and cloud native knowledge.

What makes the MeshMate program really successful is the 1 to 1 personalized mentorship with the aim to make new joiners comfortable with opens source and mentoring them to get their first open source commit! Thus making MeshMate one of the most engaging and amazing community experience possible.

Composing Cloud Native Infrastructure with Docker Desktop and Meshery

Composing Cloud Native Infrastructure with Docker Desktop and Meshery

Jun 11th, 2022

Join Layer5 in-person at Docker Developer Community Meetup - Bengaluru as we share on the Meshery Docker Extension and how you can manage your cloud native applications using it.

Composing Cloud Native Infrastructure with Docker Desktop and Meshery

The Meshery Docker Extension’s ability to import Docker Compose apps, convert them to Kubernetes applications, and deploy them on any service mesh is a powerful enabler for microservices developers, who need to develop, test, and deploy their modern applications in the context of and compatibility with any service mesh. Along with this, the extension can help you to,

  • Get service mesh support for your Docker Compose apps: Import your Docker Compose apps. Configure and deploy them to Kubernetes and any service mesh.
  • Help you with single-click deployment of any service mesh: Supports 10 different service meshes to the fingertips of developers in connection with Docker Desktop’s ability to deliver Kubernetes locally.
  • Detection of Kubernetes environments: Scan your kubeconfigs and select your current Kubernetes environment. Switch from one environment to another.

This talk can help the attendees to improve upon their K8s or Docker deployments as well as help them in managing different service meshes simultaneously. I have a pretty basic knowledge of cloud native stuff having worked with Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, and using some of the service meshes, trying them out for different stuff or applications. I have been using Docker Desktop for the past year and a half. I’m also a maintainer of Meshery and have contributed to several other open source projects.

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ServiceMeshCon EU 2022

ServiceMeshCon EU 2022

May 17th, 2022

Join Layer5 at ServiceMeshCon Europe 2022. ServiceMeshCon is a vendor-neutral conference on service mesh technologies. Topics include getting started with and adopting a mesh, lessons learned from production deployments, and technical sessions from service mesh maintainers.

MeshMark: Service Mesh Value Measurement

Still trying to understand how to best gauge the performance of your cloud native infrastructure? Confused as to whether self-published, performance benchmarks are trustworthy or simply biased marketing in disguise? Measurement data may not provide a clear and simple picture of how well those applications are performing from a business point of view, a characteristic desired in metrics that are used as key performance indicators. Behold MeshMark: a performance index that provides you with the ability to weigh the value vs overhead of your cloud native environment. Convert performance measurements into insights about the value of individual, cloud native application networking functions. Join us as we distill a variety of microarchitecture performance signals and application key performance indicators into a simple scale. Explore the other side of the performance measurement coin: value measurement.

Participating Organizations

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Read the recap blog post and find out more about MeshMark.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2022

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2022

May 16th, 2022

Join Layer5 at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2022. Engage with us in our talks and booth!

CNCF Tag Network and Service mesh Working Group Deep Dive

With the increasing prevalence of microservice-based distributed systems, this is true: the network, as a discipline, has never been so critical in the efficient operation of cloud-native deployments. Network primitives including load balancing, observability, authentication, authorization, policies, rate limiting, QoS, mesh networks, traditional infrastructure bridging, and so on are now being developed and invested by the entire industry, and are the focus of the Service Mesh Working Group withing the CNCF TAG Network. Listen to our introduction and get an in-depth understanding of the service mesh projects being managed within the working group.

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk in a dedicated community room

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk in a dedicated community room

May 10th, 2022

With a goal to bring workload identity and attestation to all service meshes, HPE Security Engineering uses the Docker Desktop Extension for Meshery to deploy their service mesh of choice and test the performance of their SPIFFE and SPIRE-based identity solution.

The Meshery extension transforms Docker Desktop into powerful load generation utility, conveniently enables HPE engineers with the ability to deploy and configure any service mesh with a click of the button and invoke and control load-based performance tests from their desktop.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Docker Desktop for Meshery in the meantime? Sign up for our beta program to get early access!

Read the recap blog post and find out more about Docker Extension for Meshery.

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk on the main stage

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk on the main stage

May 10th, 2022

HashiCorp’s Consul service mesh offers unique functionality offered to its users. Using its visual designer, MeshMap, Meshery facilitates the developers full understanding of Consul’s differientiated capabilities, allowing developer’s to visually configure and deploy Consul-based deployments and their workloads.

The Meshery extension’s ability to import Docker Compose apps, convert them to Kubernetes applications, and deploy them on Consult service meshes is a powerful enabler for microservices developers, who need to dev, test, and deploy their modern applications in context of and compatibility with Consul service mesh.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Docker Desktop for Meshery in the meantime? Sign up for our beta program to get early access!

Read the recap blog post and find out more about Docker Extension for Meshery.

DEVCONF 2022

DEVCONF 2022

Jan 29th, 2022

Join Layer5 at DevConf.cz 2022 as we share on our CNCF projects Meshery and Service Mesh Performance. Bring your questions. We have answers. Engage with us in our talks!


Talk: Measuring Service Mesh Performance 101


Benchmarking a service mesh and your workload’s performance is no simple task. Questions arise like:

  • Which load generator should you use and what signals should you measure?
  • How long should I run a test?
  • How has the performance of service meshes evolved over time?
  • Should I run tests from outside or within my cluster?
  • How does the configuration of my service mesh affect performance?

This talk answers these questions by empowering attendees with at-hand tooling for continual evaluation of their service mesh environment and a reflection of how service mesh deployment models affect performance.

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Talk: Journey Into the World of Service Meshes and Meshery


Engineers adopting microservice architectures are quickly faced with distributed systems challenges and in need of implementing rate limiting, circuit breaking, timeouts, retries, and implementing metrics, logging and tracing into each service is no simple task. Enter the service mesh.

Let’s talk about:

What is a service mesh? Why do you need one? What types of service meshes are available? How do they contrast?

Learn how Meshery, a CNCF Project, multi-service mesh management plane implements the service mesh specifications, Service Mesh Performance (SMP) and Service Mesh Interface (SMI), to empower users to manage more than 10 service meshes simultaneously.

Understand how Meshery uses a catalog of Service Mesh Patterns to provide templates for best practice configurations and how you can design new patterns with the visual topology designer, MeshMap

Benefits to the ecosystem:

Attendees will be empowered with the ability to quickly deploy different service meshes in which they may learn how service meshes function and how each differs from the next, so that they may select the best-fit-for-purpose service mesh for their workloads and their environment. It will be very helpful for experienced service mesh operators seeking to learn best practices through service mesh design patterns.

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KubeCon China 2021

KubeCon China 2021

Dec 9th, 2021

ENGLISH

Solving the Service Mesh Adopter’s Dilemma

Which service mesh should I use and how do I get started? What are the different service meshes, and how do they contrast? Learn about the functionality of different service meshes and visually manipulate mesh configuration.

This talk introduces Meshery, an open source, multi-service mesh management plane that provisions (ten and counting) different service meshes, their sample applications and how it benchmarks the performance of service mesh deployments. Meshery facilitates benchmarking various configuration scenarios of any service mesh, comparison of performance of services (applications) on and off the mesh and across different meshes. It vets mesh and service configurations against deployment best practices. Some of the service mesh projects use Meshery as their performance benchmark tool for each release.

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CNCF TAG Network and Service Mesh Working Group

With the increasing prevalence of microservice-based distributed systems, this is true: the network, as a discipline, has never been so critical in the efficient operation of cloud-native deployments. Network primitives including load balancing, observability, authentication, authorization, policies, rate limiting, QoS, mesh networks, traditional infrastructure bridging, and so on are now being developed and invested by the entire industry, and are the focus of the Service Mesh Working Group withing the CNCF TAG Network.

Listen to our introduction and get an in-depth understanding of the service mesh projects being managed within the working group.

Meshery Project Office Hours

Join the Meshery Project Office Hours at KubeCon China 2021 to learn more about the CNCF's latest service mesh project and its maintainers.

Come and discover why Meshery is the easiest way to get started with 10+ service meshes!

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Service Mesh Performance Project Office Hours

Join the Service Mesh Performance Project Office Hours at KubeCon China 2021 and get introduced to the new standard of cloud native performance characterisation and to its open source maintainers.

Learn what Service Mesh Performance is and how Meshery's implementation uses it to measure the performance of any service mesh available.

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CHINESE

致力于解决服务网格使用中碰到的棘手问题

例如:我们应该如何选择并使用服务网格技术以及如何上手?目前存在哪些不同的服务网格产品,互相之间如何进行对比?了解不同的服务网格产品的功能并且可以直观地对服务网格进行配置。

本次演讲旨在介绍 Meshery, 一款开源的多服务网格管理平面,它提供了市面上(至少10个)不同的服务网格产品的生命周期管理,示例应用程序以及开箱即用的服务网格的性能基准测试功能。 Meshery有能力在各种不同的场景下对任意的服务网格进行性能基准测试的能力,比较不同应用程序在服务网格内外以及不同服务网格之间的性能。它可以根据服务网格的最佳实践来审查网络和服务配置。越来越多的服务网格项目使用Meshery作为每个版本的性能基准测试工具。

演讲者:

CNCF TAG Network and Service Mesh Working Group

随着基于微服务的分布式系统越来越流行,网络作为一门学科,在云原生的高效部署和运行中变得越来越重要已然成为了不可动摇的事实。包括负载均衡,可观察性,鉴权,授权,策略,限速,QoS,Mesh网络,传统基础设施桥接等,正在被整个行业大力发展和投资,这些也是CNCF TAG Network的Service Mesh Working Group的重点。

欢迎参加我们的介绍来深入的了解工作组内管理的服务网格项目。

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Meshery Project Office Hours

欢迎大家加入到KubeCon 2021 中国站 Meshery office hours,来了解CNCF服务网格项目的最新进展,以及与项目维护者进行在线互动。

快来了解为什么Meshery是开始使用10+个服务网格的最简单方法!

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Service Mesh Performance Project Office Hours

欢迎大家加入到KubeCon 2021 中国站 Service Mesh Performance Project Office Hours,来了解云原生性能表征的新标准的资讯,以及与项目维护者进行在线互动。

欢迎大家来了解什么是服务网格性能以及Meshery如何实现衡量任何可用服务网格的性能。

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Meet the Meshery Maintainers at KubeCon NA 2021

Meet the Meshery Maintainers at KubeCon NA 2021

Oct 13th, 2021

Join the Meshery project office hours at KubeCon North America 2021 and get introduced to the cloud native management plane and to its open source maintainers.

Come see why Meshery is one of the CNCF's hottest, new projects!

ServiceMeshCon NA 2021

ServiceMeshCon NA 2021

Oct 12th, 2021

Join Layer5 at ServiceMeshCon North America 2021. ServiceMeshCon is a vendor-neutral conference on service mesh technologies. Topics include getting started with and adopting a mesh, lessons learned from production deployments, and technical sessions from service mesh maintainers.

Service Mesh Patterns by the Book

Infrastructure diversity is a reality for many organizations. It’s predicted that by 2022, 90% of all apps will feature microservices architectures. A huge range of microservice patterns drives a world of multiple service meshes. As various service meshes have proliferated infrastructures, service mesh patterns and abstractions have emerged. We will break down 60 service mesh patterns into different categories of use, demonstrating and examining a select few using Meshery for deeper review of their problems they solve, discussing caveats, and highlighting anti-patterns.

The patterns discussed are being published in Service Mesh Patterns (O’Reilly) by Lee Calcote and Nic Jackson.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2021

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2021

May 4th, 2021

Join Layer5 at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2021. Engage with us in our talks and booth!

CNCF SIG Network Intro and Deep Dive

“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 Network SIG.

Service Mesh Interface Office Project Hours

Our Project Office Hours will be the Project Pavilion at 03:00pm (Central European Time) on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Project Office Hours is an opportunity for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon attendees to meet the maintainers of the projects, learn more about the project, ask questions, learn about new features and upcoming updates.

Are You Sure About Your Mesh Performance? Details matter!

Service Mesh performance characterization has been an elusive aspect of understanding the impact of mesh in production. While few studies have been published, mesh performance generally is highly influenced by runtime environment, hardware settings, test tool & methodology used to benchmark. Based on various tests performed on Envoy, this presentation aims to shed light on: -Performance characterization methodology of Envoy for deterministic throughput & latency -Gaps in benchmark tools - disconnect between L2 to L7 optimizations for load generation & features WIP to address these gaps, e.g. with Nighthawk.

- Common pitfalls in measurements - Usual culprits for lack of consistency in benchmarks - Impact of scaling Envoy on latency & hardware utilization - Share benchmark results & common bottlenecks using Envoy sandboxes - Customizing Envoy for telco grade performance with hardware offloads
Open Source Summit North America 2022

Open Source Summit North America 2022

Composing Cloud Native Infrastructure with Docker Desktop and Meshery

Composing Cloud Native Infrastructure with Docker Desktop and Meshery

ServiceMeshCon EU 2022

ServiceMeshCon EU 2022

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2022

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Virtual 2022

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk in a dedicated community room

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk in a dedicated community room

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk on the main stage

DockerCon 2022: Lighting Talk on the main stage

DEVCONF 2022

DEVCONF 2022

KubeCon China 2021

KubeCon China 2021

Project Office Hours: Service Mesh Performance at KubeCon NA 2021

Project Office Hours: Service Mesh Performance at KubeCon NA 2021

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of service mesh standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native management plane.