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S3E16: Greg Thomas - Secure Service Mesh & Cloud-native Networking

S3E16: Greg Thomas - Secure Service Mesh & Cloud-native Networking

Nikki - In one of your recent posts you speak about how more organizations are looking to leverage service mesh in their own environments. Can you talk a little bit about why a team may be interested in moving to a more service mesh architecture? 

Nikki: What do you think may impede or stop an organization from adopting updated networking practices and technologies, like service mesh, and how can they get started adopting it?

Chris: What role do you think Service Mesh plays in the push for Zero Trust and maturing security in cloud-native environments?

Chris: I've heard you use the team Secure Service Networking, what exactly is this, and is it different than Service Mesh? We know there are the four pillars of Service Networking: Service Discovery, Secure Network, Automate Network, Access Service. What are these exactly? 

Chris: In the context of micro-services and Kubernetes, how does networking change? 

Nikki: The field of engineering is growing more and more, we have Infrastructure Engineers, Application Engineers, versus the traditional job roles of Systems or Software Engineers. Do you see an industry trend moving to expanding the engineering field into different disciplines, like Platform Engineers? Or do you think some of these roles are similar but are getting updated titles?

Chris: HashiCorp has some excellent offerings such as Terraform, Vault, Consul and so on. What resources can folks use to upskill in these technologies?

Nikki: I saw you recently did a talk on securing service level networking for the DoD - do you feel like a lot of those principles apply outside of the DOD or federal space? Or do you see the private sector using more of these technologies?