What’s so good about Envoy with Casey Wylie

Cloud Native DC

Apr 7, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event

Why Envoy? During my presentation, I will go into detail about what makes the cloud native, high-performance edge, middle, and service proxy unique, and what makes it tick. As a long-time nginx user I was skeptical about all the hype around Envoy and was curious if Envoy was a replacement for nginx, turns out that it is not. After working in Envoy using Service Mesh for the past few years, and then, working in Envoy every day since joining Solo I have realized that envoy is its own special beast. We will answer the question of what is so good about Envoy and cover:

- Envoy Static/Dynamic Configuration

- Envoy Performance

- Go into a lot of detail around Envoy’s 3 types of threads and the role they play in Envoy’s performance.

- Envoy Thread Local Storage

- Envoy Architecture and explain the Envoy Objects (Listener, Filter Chains, Filter, Cluster, Endpoints)

- Do a demonstration using Envoy as a Front Proxy deployed locally in a virtual network using Docker Compose where we will look at how to:

- Use Envoy for Load Balancing

- Lookup Server Stats

- Lookup Server Info


  • Faheem Memon

    Freewheel / Comcast

    Principal Engineer

  • Matthew Cascio

    American Red Cross

    Governance & Strategy | CNCF Ambassador