Tips for Installing a Service Mesh: Start with the Pain

Episode 467 · June 10th, 2019 · 27 mins 57 secs

About this Episode

On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Zack Butcher, who has long been involved in and advocating for cloud engineering. He’s a founding engineer at Tetrate, and was an engineer on the Istio team at Google.

She caught up with Butcher at the recent Service Mesh Days, where he led a four-hour training on installing & using Envoy, Istio and service meshes.

The reason for choosing a service mesh is not connected to how many services you run, or how complicated your system is, Butcher said.  It’s: “I am having pain in a distributed system and I can’t really understand what’s going on.”