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Workshop: Deploying and Observing Secure, and Highly Available Applications with a Service Mesh

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Day of week: Thursday

Level: Intermediate

Key Takeaways

  • What a service mesh is and how it addresses challenges of modern microservices and containerized deployments.

  • Lab: Implementing observability (metrics, logging, and tracing).

  • Lab: Implementing reliability patterns (load balancing, circuit breaking, service discovery, timeouts, backoffs, and retries).

  • Lab: Implementing secure service-to-service communication (service segmentation and transport level encryption).


Participants should have some experience deploying microservices and/or containerized applications. Experience with Kubernetes helpful but not required.

Modern application architectures are embracing public clouds, microservices, and container schedulers like Kubernetes and Nomad. These bring complex service-to-service communication patterns, increased scale, dynamic IP addresses, and ephemeral infrastructure. A service mesh is an infrastructure layer that provides observability, reliability, and security for these modern deployment architectures. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn how service meshes provide observability, reliability, and security. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to implement a service mesh in Kubernetes to deploy a reliable and highly available application.

Speaker: Nic Jackson

Developer Advocate @HashiCorp

Nic Jackson is a developer advocate at HashiCorp and the author of “Building Microservices in Go” a book which examines the best patterns and practices for building microservices with the Go programming language. Additionally, Nic is writing “Vault in Action” with his co-author Anubhav Mishra, a book which discusses operational and application security using the popular open source HashiCorp Vault, due to be published 2020.

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Speaker: Christie Koehler

Developer Advocate @HashiCorp

Christie is a Developer Advocate at HashiCorp where she uses her hybrid experience as an operator and a developer to create resources to help practitioners use HashiCorp's suite of open source cloud automation tools. She is a long-time open source contributor and an expert on open source culture and governance.

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Speaker: Erik Veld

Developer Advocate @HashiCorp

Erik has over 15 years experience working with cloud and infrastructure,  before joining HashiCorp he worked as a consultant at Xebia and also founded Instruqt,  a hands-on learning platform that uses real infrastructure to teach Cloud and DevOps tooling.

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