The Life of a Packet Through Istio


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Istio is a service mesh for Kubernetes that offers advanced networking features. It provides intelligent routing, resiliency, and security features, so that service authors don’t have to keep reimplementing them. Istio is rapidly taking off and ther are great introductory talks everywhere. However in this session, we will dive deep to explore precisely how it does what it does, following one brave little packet in from the Internet and back out again. At each point we’ll see how to configure the features of that component to exploit Istio’s full potential. This will give a great insight into Istio’s full power, and its fascinating architecture.



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The best talk I attended all day. Dense information, which is great. Incredibly helpful hearing about the underlying architectural concepts of containers, K8s and Istio. I intend to watch a longer version of Matt's talk I found online.

Great content, wish it took three hours :). Awesome choice to bring Matt into picture.