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Tuesday, November 19 • 10:55am - 11:30am
Service Mesh: There and Back Again - Hema Lee & Cody Vandermyn, Nordstrom

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You might have heard about service mesh and its amazing benefits. Maybe you believe it’s the next big thing, but will it truly meet expectations? As any start to a relationship, things look fun and easy but once we talk performance at scale, compliance with internal security policies, and seamless onboarding, you might reconsider taking it home to meet your parents!

With a highly distributed system that includes services running on Kubernetes clusters along with VM and Serverless workloads, vanilla service mesh would not work for us. In this talk, Hema & Cody will cover how Nordstrom’s relationship with service mesh evolved, what initial results revealed, what surprised us, and the open source contributions and adaptations we made to get to production readiness. We will share lessons learned and hopefully help with your service mesh relationship.

Speakers
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Hema Lee

Senior Engineer, Nordstrom
Hema is a Senior Engineer at Nordstrom and a member of the Engineering Platform organization. Currently, she's deep in the world of securing service to service communications across all of Nordstrom's compute infrastructure. Previously, her work spanned developing components for distributed... Read More →
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Cody Vandermyn

Sr. Software Engineer II, Nordstrom
Cody Vandermyn works as a Senior Engineer at Nordstrom. He is an active contributor to open source including the Linkerd project. As an avid software geek, Cody enjoys building cloud native applications using new technology, ensuring they are easy to maintain and educating others... Read More →



Tuesday November 19, 2019 10:55am - 11:30am
Ballroom Sec 20CD - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level
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