Meshery - The Multi-Mesh Manager | KUDO - Kubernetes Operators the Easy Way

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6:00pm: Socializing and Announcements
6:15pm: Talk: Meshery - the multi-service mesh management plane
7:00pm: Talk: KUDO - Kubernetes Operators the Easy Way
8:00pm: Conclude

Talk 1 Details: Meshery - the multi-service mesh management plane

Data plane, control plane, and a… management plane? What is a management plane and how is it different than a control plane?

Learn how Meshery (, an open source, multi-service mesh management plane is advancing service mesh abstraction specifications. See different service meshes in-action as Meshery provisions them, their sample applications, and analyzes and compares the performance of these deployments. Understand the caveats of onboarding your applications onto a service mesh as Meshery vets mesh and services configuration against deployment best practices.

Talk 1 Speaker:

Lee Calcote, Founder, Layer5,

Talk 2 Details: KUDO - Kubernetes Operators the Easy Way

Kubernetes Operators are the next phase of the journey towards automating complex applications in containers. The Kudo project introduces an easy way to build Kubernetes operators using declarative YAML.

Many Operators that exist today handle initial deployment, but they don’t provide automation for tasks like binary upgrades, configuration updates, and failure recovery. Implementing a production-grade controller for a complex workload typically requires thousands of lines of code and many months of development. As a result, the quality of operators that are available today varies.

The Kudo project provides a universal operator to enable automated creation of operators for Kubernetes, in most cases just using YAML. In this talk, I’ll introduce the Kudo project, and demo the creation of a Kubernetes operator using Kudo.

Talk 2 Speakers:

Michael Tanenbaum, Solutions Engineer, D2iQ

Michael is a Senior Solutions Engineer with D2iQ, as well as a newly-minted Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He likes helping folks do innovative stuff with distributed compute.

Gerred Dillon, D2iQ