Fixing Microservice Architecture For Good / Service Mesh Benchmarking Framework

Cloud Native Berlin

Sep 29, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event


[18:00 - 18:50] Hanna Prinz, “Service Mesh - fixing Microservice Architecture for good”

[19:00 - 19:45] Thilo Fromm & Suraj Deshmukh, “Service Mesh Benchmarking Framework”

Both talks will be followed by 5 minute Q&A and a 5-minute break.



“Service Mesh - fixing Microservice Architecture for good”, Hanna Prinz

Abstract: Let’s be honest, sometimes we wish we could go back to the good old monolith. A single application that can be easily operated, secured, and monitored and that does not have to deal with all the challenges a network introduces. But instead, many companies have decided to go with Microservices, for many good reasons such as faster delivery and more independence for developer teams.

Yet, the cross-cutting concerns developers implement around the business logic seem to have gotten a bit out of hand. Think about monitoring, circuit breaking, canary releasing, TLS termination. This is exactly what a Service Mesh promises to change. It lifts monitoring, resilience, routing, and security into the infrastructure. Sounds too good to be true? Indeed, a Service Mesh does not come without a price: cognitive complexity, increased resource consumption, and latency.

We need to talk: about meaningful use cases for Service Meshes as well as the drawbacks and implementations such as Istio and Linkerd.

“Service Mesh Benchmarking Framework”, Thilo Fromm & Suraj Deshmukh

Abstract: This talk will show how we created a framework to benchmark service meshes, how to create large use and throw clusters, pipelining of metrics in persistent storage, how to choose the right metrics to get a holistic view of the performance of the mesh, (ab)use of the Grafana charts to get around the limitations of time series database, tweaks to the wrk2 tool to get the job done, etc.


  • Hanna Prinz

    Software Engineer & Consultant


  • Thilo Fromm


    Director of OS and Security

  • Suraj Deskmukh


    Software Engineer


  • Aleksandra Nadolski



  • Benazir Khan


    Event and Community Coordinator