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About Layer5

About Us

We embrace developer-defined infrastructure. We empower developers to change how they write applications, support operators in rethinking how they run modern infrastructure, and enable product owners to regain full-control over their product portfolio.

Our cloud native application and infrastructure management software enables organizations to expect more from their infrastructure.

We are enablers.

At Layer5, we believe collaboration enables innovation, and infrastructure enables collaboration. We help organizations look at their infrastructure differently, asking it "what have you done for me lately?". Our suite of multi-mesh, multi-cloud infrastructure management products — all with open source projects at their core — underpin each of our offerings.

About Layer5 Projects

Open Source First

Our projects establish industry standards and enable developers, operators, and product owners with repeatable patterns and best practices for managing all aspects of distributed services.

We are principled.

We are proud of the inclusive and kind work environment we have built. We support each other as we work to solve important problems. We take our work seriously, and we do it with integrity and in alignment with our core principles.

About Layer5 Projects

We make cloud native manageable by

harnessing the unique position service meshes have in changing how developers write applications and how operators run modern infrastructure.

Layer5 is an empowerer of the developer, the operator, and the service owner

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Layer5 community members at Open Source Africa Community conference, March 2022.

Community First

Layer5 is powered by a growing community of collaborators representing industry leading, cloud native, open source software.

We are remote oriented.

Our remote working model has been in our DNA since our genesis in 2020, which allows us to maintain a flexible working environment and gives us access to a global pool of diverse talent.

Learn how Layer5 works

Who Are We?

Industry stewards

Recognized Cloud Native leaders. Service mesh authorities.

Cloud Native Leaders

Cloud Native Leaders


CNCF TOC Contributors

Docker Captain

Docker Captains


Cloud Native Ambassadors

Service Mesh Interface Maintainers

Service Mesh Interface Maintainers

Service Mesh Performance Maintainers

Service Mesh Performance Maintainers

Service Mesh Authors and Trainers

Service Mesh Authors

Meshery Creators

Meshery Creators

CNCF Service Mesh Working Group

CNCF Service Mesh Working Group Chairs

Service Mesh Authors and Trainers

Service Mesh Trainers

CNCF Special Interest Group Network Chair

CNCF Special Interest Group Network Chairs


Join the community and collaborate on our projects all around the world.

Layer5 Collaborators from around the globe


Creators of cloud native standards

Open source leaders

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.