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Thursday, May 23 • 11:05 - 11:40
Deep Dive: Envoy - Lizan Zhou, Tetrate

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Envoy is a high-performance proxy in the cloud-native landscape designed to be extensible at its core. There are several possible “extension points” in Envoy as outlined in https://github.com/envoyproxy/envoy/tree/master/source/extensions. However, the currently available approaches to extend it is rather limited. Since Envoy is written in C++, the primary way to introduce new extended functionality in Envoy is by writing an extension (e.g. filters, either network or HTTP filter, as one of the most relevant use-cases in Envoy), in C++. It is possible to write an extension for Envoy using Lua (https://www.envoyproxy.io/docs/envoy/latest/configuration/http_filters/lua_filter.html), but the current scope of this extension is only for HTTP traffic.

Speakers
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Lizan Zhou

Software Engineer, Tetrate
Lizan Zhou is a Founding Engineer at Tetrate leading traffic management. He is a senior maintainer of Envoy and one of core contributors of Istio. Previously he was working at Google Cloud, during his time at Google he worked on security and networking on Istio and Cloud Endpoints... Read More →



Thursday May 23, 2019 11:05 - 11:40
Hall 8.1 G2