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OPEN TALK (API): Service Mesh Unwrapped: Learn How to Build the Future of Service Connectivity

- PDT
API World -- Main Stage
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Marco Palladino
Kong, CTO & Co-Founder

Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.


Service Mesh is the future of service connectivity. This new pattern focuses on building reliable, distributed, and decoupled applications, but the industry made it challenging to understand and deploy meshes in production. It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe everyone should be able to seamlessly deploy a mesh in minutes to easily manage any service on the network. We’re shifting the narrative around service mesh to be one of the first things you do in a microservices application, not the last.

In this talk, Marco dives into how service mesh can be easily used to solve common challenges in your application architecture from day one. He will cover:

- Service mesh explained: concepts, benefits and pitfalls.
- Adding security, reliability, and observability of service traffic with a mesh.
- Live demo of deploying a service mesh in production in minutes on both Kubernetes and VMs

These concepts will be demoed live using Kuma, an open-source control plane built on top of Envoy.