PRO TALK (MICROSERVICES): The Truth about Adopting a Service Mesh

Lin Sun, Director of Open-Source

Lin is the Director of Open-Source at She has worked on Istio service mesh since 2017 and serves on the Istio Technical Oversight Committee. Previously, she served on the Istio Steering Committee for three years and was a Senior Technical Staff Member and Master Inventor at IBM for 15+ years. She is the author of the book "Istio Explained" and has more than 200 patents to her name.

Interested in adopting a service mesh? This talk will quickly review the few service mesh projects and dive deep into the dominant service mesh and some adoption best practices and pitfalls to help you jumpstart your adoption of a service mesh. This talk is for users who are interested in getting started with service mesh but not sure where to start. This talk will teach users how to select a service mesh and how to get started with the service mesh, along with some challenges in adopting a service mesh and why service mesh may or may not not be right for you.