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The Top-Five Challenges of Running a Service Mesh in an Enterprise

A service mesh is a critical piece of application infrastructure that helps connect and secure service-to-service communication. At, we've been working with a diverse set of customers adopting service mesh including the largest deployment in the world (by far!). In this talk, we'll take a look at some of the common challenges we see organizations face when adopting service mesh and how best to overcome them including things like which mesh to pick? and how to integrate VMs? how does a mesh fit with API Gateway? 


Christian Posta

Global Field CTO @soloio_inc

Christian Posta (@christianposta) is Global Field CTO at, former Chief Architect at Red Hat, and well known in the community for being an author (Istio in Action, Manning, Istio Service Mesh, O'Reilly 2018, Microservices for Java Developers, O’Reilly 2016), frequent blogger, speaker, open-source enthusiast and committer on various open-source projects including Istio, Kubernetes, and many others. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, devops, and cloud-native application design.

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