What the hell is service mesh anyway!?

Day 5 /  / Track 3  /  EN / Introduction to technology

Over the past year, Service Mesh has emerged as a critical component of the cloud-native stack. It makes communication between service instances flexible, reliable, and fast, so developers can focus on adding business value and letting the mesh does all the complex non-functional work like service discovery, load balancing, encryption, authentication, authorization, support for the circuit breaker pattern, and other capabilities.

In this session we'll provide an introduction to service mesh, starting with somehow the philosophical questions: do we need a service mesh? what it can do and why people are interested in it? Going it really to make all our problems disappear? We'll also explore how it simplifies application design and also where it adds complexity. All with some demos that highlight how the new microservices architectures, as well as legacy monolith applications, could benefit from service mech!


Mohammed Aboullaite

Mohammed is a community catalyst, a true open-source believer and has contributed to various open source projects. He currently works at Xhub, a DevOps software company, as Head Of Engineering.

Invited Experts

Pasha Finkelstein

Despite his education in psychology, for 14 years Pasha managed to work in a lot of IT areas — system administration, development, management, data engineering, in general, touched almost everything that exists in IT. More than 10 years ago he started practicing DevOps and never focused on just one thing. Now Pasha works at JetBrains on Big Data Tools – tools to make data engineer's life easier. Very sociable, loves, and understands people and is always happy to answer any questions.

Gleb Smirnov
Gleb Smirnov

Gleb has seen some things.