An Evening with Envoy

Saint Louis

Mar 14, 2019, 11:30 PM – Mar 15, 2019, 1:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Join us for an evening of two talks all about Envoy, a high-performance layer 7 network proxy and app service layer developed by Lyft --

Envoy recently graduated from the CNCF with its 1.9 release and is used by companies like Groupon, Stripe, F5, and Uber to enable hybrid cloud strategies, enhance security postures, and ease the transition to microservice architectures.

Food and swag sponsored by the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) --


6:30 - 7:00 - Networking
7:00 - 8:00 - Talks
8:00 - 8:30 - Q&A

Talk 1
Title: An Introduction to Envoy -- Sabree Blackmon, Docker


In this talk, we'll go over the high-level use case and architecture of Envoy. We'll cover:

- What is it used for and why is it so go at it?
- Advantages over NGINX or Apache
- How Envoy treats metrics and tracing as a first class concern
- How Envoy can create secure, mutual TLS bridges for legacy apps

Speaker: Sabree Blackmon

Sabree is a Security Engineer at Docker and a CNCF Ambassador. He is passionate about open source and helping engineers develop & deploy secure distributed systems and applications.

Talk 2
Title: Bridging the gap between on-prem and cloud: a story about Envoy + a hybrid boundary -- Tristan Blease, Groupon


Groupon operates regional data centers where our product and platform engineering teams deploy and manage over 600 microservices on-premise. Last year marked the start of our journey to migrate these microservices to the cloud where we expect them to run alongside our existing on-premise deployments.

Like many others on similar journeys, we have an important problem to solve: how do we enable traffic to cross our new hybrid boundaries?

From the previous usage, we know that Envoy can play a pivotal role in solving this problem, but what other components would be needed? How can we create a fully automated system that deeply integrates with our on-premise environments, which currently lack automation in key places? For this project to be successful, we have to answer these questions and more.

Learn how Groupon is answering these questions and to learn how we are rolling out a fully automated system of edge proxies leveraging Envoy and other technologies for traffic management.

Speaker: Tristan Blease

Tristan is a principal software engineer at Groupon. He focuses on leading teams that are building tooling and infrastructure to ensure the success of our cloud migration.



March 14 – 15, 2019
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


  • Paul Balogh

    Grafana Labs

    Organizer, CNCF Ambassador

  • Vinod Vydier


  • John Richards