Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK

Developing resilient microservices with Kubernetes and Envoy

Rafael Schloming (Datawire), Phil Lombardi (Datawire)
13:3017:00 Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Microservices, pros and cons
Location: Windsor Suite Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
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Prerequisite Knowledge

  • Programming experience and familiarity with the command line
  • A basic understanding of development workflow concepts (source control, continuous integration, etc.) and modern database-backed web applications (useful but not required)

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • Install the latest version of Docker on your laptop
  • Create a free account on — we’ll use this to upload containers
  • Download the following images locally: docker pull datawire/shopbox, docker pull datawire/ambassador-envoy, docker pull prom/prometheus, docker pull python:3-alpine

What you'll learn

  • Understand a development workflow for microservices on Kubernetes
  • Learn why resilience and monitoring are important for microservices and how to implement them


Microservices are an increasingly popular approach to building cloud-native applications, and dozens of new technologies that streamline microservices development, such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Envoy, have been released over the past few years. Phil Lombardi and Rafael Schloming walk you through actually using these technologies to develop, deploy, and run microservices. Along the way, they discuss the evolution of the microservices stack, key things to keep in mind when adopting microservices, and how to tune and evolve your microservices architecture.


Essentials: Development and deployment

  • How to get a microservice running in your Kubernetes cluster quickly
  • How to set up a development environment for your microservice, including testing and fast iteration cycles

Resilience and monitoring

  • Advanced deployment: Blue-green canary deployments in Kubernetes
  • How to deploy Lyft Envoy with your service to add observability and resilience

Adapting these techniques to your organization

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Rafael Schloming


Rafael Schloming is the CTO of Datawire. Rafael is a coauthor of the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) specification and the primary architect of the open source Apache Qpid Proton project. Previously, he was a principal software engineer at Red Hat, where he worked on messaging technologies.

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Phil Lombardi


Phil Lombardi is a senior platform engineer at Datawire, where he is building the cloud services for’s resilient microservices framework. Phil has extensive experience building and operating distributed systems and continuous delivery pipelines in both the internet of things and web services spaces.

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