18 April 2023
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Tuesday, April 18 • 12:05 - 12:10
⚡ Lightning Talk: Increasing Platform Reliability and Performance in One Week with a Service Mesh - Eli Goldberg, Salt Security

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Platform engineer Eli Goldberg will share how his team used Linkerd to load balance gRPC connections while realizing instant security, efficiency, and performance gains in just one week. When the company's customer base started to grow quickly, the platform needed to scale fast. That led to a few challenges, including backward compatibility issues. To address that, the team moved to gRPC, but load balancing of gRPC requests isn't supported by Kubernetes. After some research, they decided to adopt a service mesh and gave Linkerd a try. To their surprise, not only did it solve the load balancing issue, it also led to a host of other unexpected benefits. Eli will outline their journey, including lessons learned and the challenges ahead.

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Eli Goldberg

Director of Platform Engineering, Salt Security
Goldberg, Platform Engineering Lead at Salt Security, is an avid NodeJS, Go, and Scala user. Passionate about systems at scale and keeping up to date with the newest tech, Eli helps ensure Salt's Kubernetes-based platform is scalable, secure, and reliable. He spends a lot of his time... Read More →

Tuesday April 18, 2023 12:05 - 12:10 CEST
Hall 7, Room D | Ground Floor | Europe Complex
  Linkerd Day, Linkerd in Practice / End User Stories