Service Mesh with William Morgan

Containers make it easier for engineers to deploy software. Orchestration systems like Kubernetes make it easier to manage and scale the different containers that contain services. The popular container infrastructure powered by Kubernetes is often called “cloud native.”

On Software Engineering Daily, we have been exploring cloud native software to get a complete picture of the problems in the space, and the projects that are being worked on as solutions.

One area of interest: how should services communicate with each other? What should be standardized? How can you make it easy to identify problems and avoid cascading failures? One solution is the service mesh, a tool that allows services to communicate with each other more safely and effectively.

William Morgan was an engineer who helped scale Twitter in the early days when the company was dealing with lots of outages. He was on the show previously to discuss scaling Twitter, and in today’s episode we go into the company that he is running, Buoyant, where he works on building a service mesh called Linkerd.

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Show Notes

Scaling Twitter

What’s a Service Mesh and Why Do I Need One?

Buoyant is hiring: email william@buoyant.io

Transcript

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