Katherine Stanley is a Software Engineer in the IBM Java Cloud Native development team based in the UK. She works on the Java developer experience in the IBM Cloud and specializes in microservices architectures. She has co-authored an IBM Redbook on Java microservices and has created samples to demonstrate industry best practices. She also works on the open source microservice project Game On. Katherine has given workshops and presentations at various conferences, including JavaOne in San Francisco, DevoxxUK and OSCON in London and JFokus in Sweden.
Istio is an open platform which aims to provide a uniform way to connect, manage and secure microservices. However, these are capabilities that are already provided by a variety of programming frameworks, such as Netflix OSS and MicroProfile fault tolerance. Can a platform really know everything about an application, or does the application sometimes know better?
This session will start with an introduction to the Istio architecture, including the sidecar model and what it means to deploy your application in this way. We will cover the technologies that overlap with existing framework capabilities such as security and fault tolerance. The differences between the approaches will be highlighted, including when to use which and how you can make them work in harmony together.
Istio also provides capabilities that compliment existing microservice and cloud native architectures. We will cover some of these functions, such as smart routing to enable A/B testing and canary deployments, together with how to make use of them within this new platform.