Building the ISTIOD Service Mesh Microkernel
2020-03-29, 16:20–16:50, Room 1

Join this session to learn why the Istio community challenged itself by building a better service mesh architecture modeled after a microkernel architecture. The technical origin of Istio is described in-depth, including the many historical reasons for implementing different components as separate microservices. User feedback has led to an increasingly clear understanding within the community that a single control plane process was worth investigating.

From this session, you will learn how Istio: * Transitioned its services into a microkernel with minimal cost * Transparently migrated human operators into Istio’s new microkernel architecture * Solves many deficiencies in prior service mesh architectures

Iris and Steve, two Istio maintainers, will conclude with a demonstration of ISTIOD.


Learn why the Istio community challenged itself by building a better service mesh architecture modeled after a microkernel architecture and see it in action!