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November 18–21, 2019
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Tuesday, November 19 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Porting Envoy to Windows; A Progress Report - Yechiel Kalmenson & William A. Rowe, Jr., Pivotal

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Envoy is a high-performance open source edge and service proxy that makes the network transparent to applications. As of now Envoy is only available on Linux, and that’s a big blocker for Windows teams who want to migrate their monolithic apps to more service-oriented architectures.

Last year a team at Pivotal started working with Microsoft on making Envoy on Windows a reality. This talk will give a progress report on the work being done:

* An overview of the history of the project. Starting with the work done by Microsoft, contributions to upstream so far, and what we have left.

* Some of the challenges the team faced and how they overcame them. For example, the workarounds we employed to get a working Windows environment for Envoy, and some of the performance issues which still need to be solved.

* What the team is currently working on and what the outlook for the future is like.


William A. Rowe, Jr.

Principal Software Engineer, Pivotal
William is a veteran of the Apache HTTP Server and APR projects, establishing Windows as a first class platform at these projects. He's applying this experience at Pivotal to help the Envoy Proxy project crew bring Envoy to native Windows OS.
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Yechiel Kalmenson

Software Engineer, Pivotal
Yechiel Kalmenson (aka Rabbi On Rails) was born and raised in Brooklyn. He got his rabbinical training in Israel and spent a few years teaching both children and adults. After a brief stint in Tech Support, he found his next calling and went on to study software development. He... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
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