Idit Levine

Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of, a company that develops tools to help enterprises adopt and extend innovative cloud technologies alongside modernizing their existing IT investments. The portfolio of open source and commercial products includes Gloo (community and enterprise), a next generation API gateway, SuperGloo for service mesh orchestration, Squash for microservices debugging and Unik for unikernel orchestration. Prior to, she was the CTO of the EMC Cloud Management Division and a member of the global CTO office. She has spent her career building all areas of cloud infrastructure and open source software in both startup and large enterprise companies including Dynamic Ops, VMware, CloudSwitch and Verizon.

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Put your service mesh on autopilot

Service Mesh is a network abstraction that is making a lot of promises for microservices but that does not come without risk. In the new world, the service mesh alone bears the complexities of traffic routing, authentication, authorization, security, monitoring and tracing.

As the service mesh bears the full responsibility for routing all traffic within your cluster, an incorrect or outdated configuration can lead to severe degradation of the application performance, compromise its security and make it vulnerable to external attacks, or — in the worst case — even bring the entire network down. What if you could put your mesh on autopilot? Have it sense the changes within the environment and automatically adjust to them? In this demo filled talk we go beyond the sidecar to an adaptive mesh with Autopilot, an open source project to enable users and the ecosystem to build opinionated operators for service mesh.