How a Service Mesh Makes Your Platform Better for Developers - @ Container World

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Apr 18, 2019, 12:30 – 2:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hello Cloudies!

We're back with another awesome meetup! This time we're partnering up with the team from Container World to host the official Container World Meetup! Who hoo! (That means food and bev and facilities will be especially epic!) You don't have to be registered for Container World to attend this meetup, but if you DO want to register, use discount code: CNMEETUP50.


5:30 - 6:15 - Networking & Food/Bev (really GOOD meetup food/bev ;)
6:15 - 7:15 - presentation, then panel Q/A
7:15 - 7:30 - closing thoughts, networking


Microservices need communication that is secure, observable and resilient. In this talk, Andrew and Lee will talk about what a service mesh is, how an Istio service mesh works, and some advanced developer patterns it can unlock like canaries, progressive delivery, easy-button security and microservice refactoring.

Following this intro, we'll have a panel discussion with Lisa-Marie Namphy and Boris Renski where we will also talk about deploying to Kubernetes with Spinnaker and other important cutting edge technologies in our cloud native ecosystem.

Come learn both the "hows" and "whys" of service mesh, Istio, and Spinnaker! Bring your questions, and let's have some FUN!!!


Lee Calcote - Head of Technology, SolarWinds
Andrew Jenkins - CTO, Aspen Mesh
Boris Renski - Co-founder & CMO, Mirantis


Lee Calcote is the Head of Technology Strategy at SolarWinds, where he stewards strategy and innovation across the business. Previously, Lee led software-defined data center engineering at Seagate, up-leveling the systems portfolio by delivering new predictive analytics, telemetric and modern management capabilities. Lee also held various leadership positions at Cisco, where he created Cisco’s cloud management platforms and pioneered new, automated, remote management services. Lee also advises a handful of startups and serves as a member of various industry bodies, including Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the Distributed Management Task Foundation (DMTF) and Center for Internet Security (CIS). As a Docker Captain and Cloud Native Ambassador, Lee is an organizer of technology conferences, an analyst, author, speaker in the technology community. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cal State Fresno and retains a list of industry certifications.

Andrew co-founded Aspen Mesh because he observed containerized microservices making communication resiliency ever more important, but also more challenging to build and manage at scale. He has a background all over software and hardware for science and communication, and bits of his code still run somewhere out past Pluto. He loves the exhilaration of fixing the impossible bug.

Boris Renski co-founded Mirantis Inc. in 1993 and serves as its Chief Marketing Officer. Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace. During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems—an IT consulting company that was subsequently acquired in 2006—and a co-founder and angel investor at AGroup—now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. Boris holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He likes technical scuba diving, motorcycles, and RC helicopters.



Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:30 AM – 2:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer