Service Meshes, but at What Cost?

Capital Factory - 701 Brazos St Austin - View Map Cloud Native Austin
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event


6:00pm: Socializing, Food and Drinks
6:15pm: Announcements
6:30pm: Talk: Service Meshes, but at What Cost?
8:00pm: Conclude


As you learn of the architecture and value provided by service meshes, one of you’re intrigued and initially impressed. Upon reflection, you, like many others think:

“I see the value, but what overhead does being on the mesh incur?”

Complicating the answer is the fact that there are over 10 service meshes projects to choose from. We’ll take an in-depth look at the landscape of service meshes, characterize and contrast their functionality as well as their data plane and control plane architectures.

We will examine research results (from university collaboration) of performance testing through an open source service mesh benchmark tool and provide an apples-to-apples comparison of the performance of different service meshes, their control planes and data planes.


Lee Calcote, Founder, Layer5,

Thank you to our Sponsor Capital Factory:
How to find us: (venue courtesy of our sponsor):
Capital Factory, Austin City Limits Room, 16th floor


Thursday, Sep 17
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Capital Factory
701 Brazos St Austin