This week on The InfoQ Podcast Wes Reisz talks with the CTO of Bouyant Oliver Gould. Bouyant is the maker the LinkerD Service Mesh and the recently released Conduit. In the podcast, Oliver defines a service mesh, clarifies the meaning of the data and control plane, discusses what a Service Mesh can offer a Microservice application owners, and, finally, discusses some of the considerations they took into account developing Conduit.
Why listen to this podcast:
- Service mesh is dedicated infrastructure that handles interservice communication.
- There are two components to a service mesh: the data plane handles communication and the control plane is about policy and config.
- LinkerD and Conduit are two open service meshes made by Bouyant. Conduit has a small memory footprint and provides a convention over configuration approach to service mesh deployment.
- Adopting Rust (language used for implementing the data plane in Conduit) requires thinking of memory differently, and the best way to adopt Rust is to read other people’s code.
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