Chris Aniszczyk at Tetrate's Service Mesh Day 2019: The CNCF Perspective

“Service mesh is going to go through this wonderful phase of growth,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). As companies adopt Kubernetes, break apart their monoliths and start to modernize, they begin to look for solutions to traffic management and they need to observe their systems at another level. That’s where service mesh comes in, and this is the kind of fundamental thing that CNCF wants to grow and support.

Chris Aniszczyk, CNCF

CNCF is not a kingmaker, but a neutral host, said Aniszczyk. Its main role is education and support. It offers certification exams and a free EdX course for Kubernetes and will offer certification exams on Envoy later this year.

Aniszczyk thinks service mesh is at a moment in its history when it’s about to take off. “In general,” he said, “we’re in a period of the industry that a lot of companies are basically revisiting their whole architecture.”

Chris Aniszczyk Interview at Service Mesh Day 2019

In an interview with Tetrate at Service Mesh Day 2019, Aniszczyk compared the feel and size of the event to the inaugural KubeCon in 2015. Some 10,000 people are expected at the next KubeCon North America, to be held in San Diego this November.

“It’s all about getting the right people in the room toward working for a common goal.”

CNCF’s hosted projects include Kubernetes, Envoy, Prometheus, and many other open source and cloud native technologies.

Tetrate will participate in KubeCon EU next week in Barcelona May 20-23, at KubeCon Shanghai June 24-26, and KubeCon San Diego Nov. 18-21, 2019.

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