6:00pm: Socializing, Food and Drinks - First come, first serve!
6:30pm: Introduction to Network Service Mesh
**CNCF Swag and an O'Reilly book or two**
Presentation: Introduction to Network Service Mesh
Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a community-driven CNCF Sandbox project that is rapidly gaining momentum because of its ability to simplify connectivity between workloads, independent of where they are running. It extends an IP reachability domain to workloads running in multiple clusters, legacy environments, on-premises, or in a public cloud, communicating with the protocols they are currently using.
NSM does this at the granularity of individual workloads. Your workloads have connectivity to just the workloads they need – nothing more, nothing less. NSM brings the useful features of a Service Mesh from the lofty heights of HTTP all the way down to IP itself. Applications and Application Service Meshes, such as Istio, run unaltered on top, leaving the hybrid/multicloud IP connectivity to NSM.
Ed Warnicke, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems