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Istio, your K8S cluster best friend

by | Mar 7, 2022 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2022

Kevin Davin is a Google Developer Expert on Google Cloud & Kotlin, Gitlab Hero, Software Engineer @Gradle and above all passionate about tech, languages, infrastructure, and automation.

Kotlin, Java, TypeScript are his day-to-day languages. He deploys all of those on the Google Kubernetes Engine with the GitLab’s Continuous Integration ­čÜÇ.

Addict of agility and DevOps, some of his missions were to help teams to follow those philosophies.

From code quality analysis to unit or end-to-end tests setup all the way to continuous deployment and operation, he tries to follow a project from birth to production.

In a distributed world, we are facing new challenges. Circuit-breaking, retries, timeouts, blue-green deployments, A/B testing, pool-ejectionsÔÇŽ all of those replace our old monolith problem.

Istio is here to tackle those issues and can do even more!

In this talk, we will dive into the tooling provided by Istio. It can replace the Netflix stack and some dedicated frameworks in our micro-services environment. We will see new paradigms of development brought by Istio to deploy and operate applications with resiliency.

Then, we will go deeper into the architecture of Istio, its internal components and new features from the last release. We will see how to customize some underlying elements, like the Envoy Proxy and use it at scale, with containers and VMs !