CNCF End User Lounge: How Penn State scheduled 68k COVID tests with Linkerd

End User Community

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM UTC

Virtual event

About this event

In this live stream, Dom DePasquale shares how Linkerd enabled the software engineering team at Penn State to quickly troubleshoot performance issues when sending 68K COVID test invites to students, faculty, and staff earlier this year. The initial reason for adopting Linkerd was HIPAA-compliance and the service mesh's reputation for security and observability. But, as it turned out, for Dom, the #1 reason to adopt it is its troubleshooting capabilities. Join this conversation to hear from Dom what was so critical and how Linkerd helped them identify bottlenecks and bugs.


  • Dom DePasquale

    Penn State University

    DevOps Architect


  • Katie Gamanji


    Ecosystem Advocate