Kubernetes Atlanta February 2024 Meetup


Feb 22, 11:30 PM – Feb 23, 1:30 AM

Hybrid event

About this event

This is a hybrid meetup. In person and virtual via Zoom Webinar

Zoom Webinar Link: Will be posted just before the meetup starts

7:00 - General announcements and news

7:15 - Cilium and Istio: better together with CAKE - Christian Posta, Global Field CTO @ Solo.io

Modern application architectures based on microservices, containers, and APIs need a modern approach to networking. Cilium and Istio both provide compelling solutions for different layers in the network but also have some overlap. At KubeCon NA 23 we introduced the concept of the “CAKES stack” -- a modern application networking stack based on best of breed components for networking: Cilium, Ambient mesh (Istio), Kubernetes, Envoy, and SPIFFE/SPIRE. In this talk, we understand how these technologies complement each other to solve challenges around zero trust, observability, traffic policy enforcement, API management and global failover.

Christian Posta (@christianposta) is VP, Global Field CTO at Solo.io. He is the author of "Istio in Action" as well as many other books on cloud-native architecture and is well known in the cloud-native community for being a speaker, blogger (https://blog.christianposta.com) and contributor to various open-source projects in the service mesh and cloud-native ecosystem (Istio, Kubernetes, et. al.). Christian has spent time at government, commercial enterprises as well as web-scale companies and now helps organizations create and deploy large-scale, cloud-native, resilient, distributed architectures. He enjoys mentoring, training and leading teams to be successful with distributed systems concepts, microservices, DevOps, and cloud-native application design.


If you are interested in speaking at a future event, please reach out to us by emailing k8satl@gmail.com

****Location Info/Parking****

The GA Tech ATDC is located within the Centergy building. Please park within the Centergy Parking Deck. This is likely paid parking, but we are working to see if we can get validation for the event.

The Meetup will be in the Hodges Room on the 3rd Floor

Sponsors: Calendly, GA Tech ATDC, Speedscale


  • Christian Posta


    Field CTO



February 22 – 23, 2024
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


Meet & Greet
General Announcements & News
Cilium and Istio: better together with CAKE


  • Alex Barnes

    Head of Cloud Infrastructure at Calendly

  • Joseph Searcy

    Staff Engineer at Intel


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