Cheryl Hung

Cloud Native London September 2022: Kong, Lightstep, and Harness

We had three great speakers from Kong, Lightstep, and Harness joining us at our September Cloud Native London meetup at esynergy. We also had virtual attendees joining us via the YouTube/Twitch livestreams.

We are immensely grateful to Palo Alto Networks, CircleCI, Sysdig, Lightstep, and Okteto for your generous support and sponsorship.


Kicking off our evening was Viktor Gamov from Kong with a great discussion on how to Supercharge your Kubernetes Ingress (starting at 24:25). He talked about:

  • The purpose and limitation of Kubernetes Ingress
  • How Kong custom open source resources allow you to expose gRPC, TCP and UPD services
  • How a new Gateway API will address Ingress limitations

Next up we had Dimitris Finas from Lightstep who described New observability with OpenTelemetry & Distributed Traces (starting at 1:01:01). His takeaways mentioned how:

  • You should look at OpenTelemetry to collect all your traces, metrics and logs in vendor agnostic way
  • Distributed traces is the best way to do root cause analysis (RCA) for micro-services
  • In DevOps world, the best observability solution should be intuitive to be used by anyone

Check out his slides

Finally we had Jaap Brasser from Harness wrapping up our evening with a talk on Chaos Engineering Implementations Demystified (starting at 1:48:07). His takeaways discussed:

  • What is Chaos Engineering
  • Testing your code in production
  • Best practices of Chaos Engineering

And of course, our usual group photo!

Cloud Native London October

Our next meetup will be on Wednesday 5th October, when we’ll be in person and joined by speakers from A.P. Moller - Maersk, MATRIXX Software, and Tecknuovo. RSVP and save the date now!.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll see you next month!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)