Matt Turner

Kubernetes/Istio solutions engineer at @JetStackHQ. Organiser of @istiolondon. His idea of “full-stack” is POSIX, Kubernetes, and now Istio.

Do you need a Service Mesh?

The network is back. But is it useful?

We’ll explore what a service mesh is and what they can do for your microservice web backends. Are the claims of observability, resiliency, and WAF features real? Are they useful during development, production, or both? Using pictures and demos, we’ll find out!

This session will also briefly cover how a service mesh works, giving us a mental model with which to explore and evaluate after the talk. Matt will show a simple installation and demo, giving us all the knowledge to go home and try for ourself.

About Matt

Matt is a Solution Engineer at Jetstack, a leading UK-based company helping enterprises on the path to cloud-native. He leads Jetstack’s Istio projects and spends a lot of time using Kubernetes as well. He was previously a Principal Engineer in the devops department at Skyscanner, a UK tech unicorn. He has spoken at several conferences and meetups on subjects from filesystem internals to Scrum, and is a co-organiser of the Istio London meetup.

Matt has been a software engineer for 10 years, following a degree in Computer Science. He started with embedded systems, moved to development tools, then orchestrated VMs for Cisco. Most recently at Skyscanner, he introduced Kubernetes and cloud-native practices. His idea of “full-stack” is POSIX, Kubernetes, and now Istio.

He uses the internet to tweet and blog.