CNCF Webinar Series – Network Service Mesh – An Introduction
Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a community-driven CNCF Sandbox project that is rapidly gaining momentum because of its ability to simplify connectivity between workloads, independent of where they are running. It extends an IP reachability domain to workloads running in multiple clusters, legacy environments, on-premises, or in a public cloud, communicating with the protocols they are currently using.

NSM does this at the granularity of individual workloads. Your workloads have connectivity to just the workloads they need – nothing more, nothing less. NSM brings the useful features of a Service Mesh from the lofty heights of HTTP all the way down to IP itself. Applications and Application Service Meshes, such as Istio, run unaltered on top, leaving the hybrid/multicloud IP connectivity to NSM.

Join our webinar to get an introduction to what NSM is all about, how it works, and see a demo of NSM in action!

Oct 2, 2019 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Ed Warnicke
Co-founder and Committer @Network Service Mesh project at CNCF
Ed Warnicke is a co-founder and committer on the Network Service Mesh project at CNCF. He has extensive experience over long periods of time with Open Source Networking including being the longest serving founding TSC member at OpenDaylight TSC, founding TSC member at ONAP, current TSC Chair, and CNCF board alternate. Ed has a master’s degree in Physics (String Theory) from Rutgers University.
Nikolay Nikolaev
Open Source Networking Team Lead @VMware
Nikolay Nikolaev is an Open Source Networking Team Lead in the Open Source Technology Center at VMware. For the last 15 years, he has been implementing networking software ranging from hardware boxes to powerful server applications and virtualized data planes. He spent some time in the virtualization world using and contributing to projects like KVM, DPDK, and OpenStack. Nikolay is currently working in the cloud-native open source domain, with a strong emphasis on networking and is a core maintainer in Network Service Mesh project.
Frederick Kautz
Head of Edge Infrastructure and Federated Learning
Frederick Kautz is currently the Head of Edge Infrastructure and Federated Learning at and a NSM co-creator and committer. He is also the author and organizer of X-Factor CNF Methodology and a founding member of ODL CoE. Previously, he was a Senior Principal Software Engineer in the CTO Office at Red Hat where he focused on improving container networking. His past experiences also include building big data pipelines, complex continuous integration systems, scale-out storage, and early contributions to Docker.