Cheryl Hung

Cloud Native London March 2023: Styra,, and JFrog

Two fantastic speakers from Styra and joined us at our February Cloud Native London meetup at the Just Eat Takeaway offices, plus virtual attendees via the YouTube/Twitch livestreams.

We are immensely grateful to Sysdig and Styra for your generous support and sponsorship.


Kicking off our evening was Charlie Egan from Styra with a talk about Using SPIFFE and OPA to Authenticate and Authorize Workloads (starting at 11:59). His takeaways mentioned:

  • What makes a good workload identity
  • SPIFFE is a promising standard to consolidate platform workload identities
  • When you have a standard identity, shared policies controls is easier

Next up we had Ben Hagan from with a discussion on The Complexities of Database Caching at the Edge (starting at 47:37). He talked about how:

  • Caching gets complicated very quickly, with even small projects being time consuming and error prone, requiring complex testing and observability.
  • Caching across multiple regions can quickly lead to consistency issues and different traffic patterns require different cache configurations.
  • offers a possible solution, using automation to actively manage and configure the cache in real-time.

Unfortunately we had a technical issue with our third speaker’s talk, so apologies to anyone who joined us to hear from Kale Oum Nivrathi from JFrog, but he’ll be joining us at a future event.

And of course, our usual group photo!

Cloud Native London April

Our next meetup will be on Wednesday 5th April, when we’ll be joined by speakers from Mia-Platform, PaaSta, and Vodafone. RSVP and save the date now!.

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

Cheryl (@oicheryl)