Attending this event?
September 25-26, 2023
Learn More and Register to Attend

The Sched app allows you to build your schedule but is not a substitute for your event registration. You must be registered for IstioCon Virtual 2023 to participate in the sessions. If you have not registered but would like to join us, please go to the event registration page to purchase a registration.

Please note: This schedule is automatically displayed in EDT. To see the schedule in your preferred timezone, please select from the drop-down menu to the right, above “Filter by Date.”

Back To Schedule
Monday, September 25 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Untangling Your Istio Mesh with Feature Gates - Niranjan Shankar, Microsoft

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Log in to leave feedback.
Interested in getting started with Istio to manage microservices, but concerned about its complexity? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. While Istio’s expansive feature set and configurability make it adaptable to various cloud environments, they can also be overwhelming to operators primarily interested in the core use-cases of service mesh. Platform administrators may also want to restrict developers’ access to some Istio functionalities, fine-tuning options, and APIs - particularly experimental or alpha status ones - in production environments. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage tools and techniques like Kubernetes admission controllers, Istio feature flags, and GitOps solutions to feature-gate your Istio setup and narrow the configuration surface area. You’ll also walk away with some helpful criteria, such as feature status, ease-of-use, resource consumption, and risk-level, for determining which Istio capabilities to include in, or exclude from, your mesh environments.

avatar for Niranjan Shankar

Niranjan Shankar

Software Engineer, Microsoft
Niranjan Shankar is a software engineer on the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Traffic Team, where he is driving feature development and integration for the Istio-based service mesh add-on for AKS, and also contributes to the Istio open-source project. He was formerly a member of the... Read More →

Monday September 25, 2023 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
  Istio Recipes