Christian Posta

Field CTO at


Deploying Service Mesh in Production
Thursday 18:15 - 19:00

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Deciding whether or not to use a service mesh and understanding the value/complexity tradeoff is step one when exploring service-mesh technology. Christian Posta has been helping organizations adopt this technology as a practitioner and architect for the last three (or more) years and shares practical guidance for how to adopt a service mesh for your organization including separating out control plane and data plane, plugging in with observability tools, leveraging gateways appropriately, rolling out mTLS safely, and overall preparing for troubleshooting and debugging. This talk will include a lot of live demos to illustrate the concepts.


Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Field CTO at and well known in the community for being an author (Istio in Action, Manning, Microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast and committer on various open-source projects including Istio and Kubernetes. Christian has spent time at web-scale companies and now helps companies create and deploy large-scale, resilient, distributed architectures - many of what we now call Serverless and Microservices. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, devops, and cloud-native application design.