Istio

Public workshop June 28th - 30th

Our next Istio Workshop is scheduled for June 28th - sign up now!

Kubernetes has transformed how we run workloads in the cloud, but it doesn't give us much control over the network. Service meshes provide that layer for us. By owning all connections that pass through your system, they can transparently apply routing rules, security policies, and reliability, while increasing observability.

But they are extremely complex and incur a significant operational burden.

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Past Graduate

Our Istio Workshop will distill the concepts, cut through the complication, and help you know when and how to apply Istio to your workloads.

This is where our workshops excel.

We've delivered this workshop dozens of times. We've crafted, distilled, honed, buffed and lovingly caressed the content and format to maximize your happiness and to give you precisely the knowledge you need to manage production-grade applications in Kubernetes.

"Great presenters, really good at answering questions and presenting the material in an understandable way!"


Another happy student!

Outline

K8s Networking Review

  • Review the core Kubernetes networking concepts
  • Pod networking, Services, Ingress.

Foundations

  • What is a service mesh
  • Istio Architecture
  • Getting Started

Installation

  • Installation Methods
  • Customizing Installation

Ingress & TLS

  • CertManager + Istio == ❤️
  • Terminating TLS with Istio
  • What Ingress can’t do

Traffic Management

  • Load Balancing
  • Weighted Routing
  • Path-based routing
  • Header-based routing
  • Source-label-based routing

Reliability

  • Timeouts
  • Retries
  • Circuit Breaker
  • Fault Injection
  • Controlling via Client Headers
  • Application best practices

Security

  • Authn & Authz
  • PeerAuthentication
  • RequestAuthentication
  • AuthorizationPolicy
  • mTLS & JWT

Observability

  • Grafana
  • Kiali
  • Jaeger

Linkerd

  • Compare Linkerd to Istio
  • Explore observability and security
  • Configure retries & timeouts

The 411

Price: $1,100 per seat ( $700 for early bird tickets)

Dates: June 28th - 30th, Tuesday through Thursday

Times: 9am to 2pm PST (with a noon - 1pm lunch break)

Format: 3hrs of lecture/labs and 1hr of open Q&A daily.

Delivery: Entirely virtual and live

Class Size: Maximum of 28 students.

Instructors

Rob Salmond
Engineer & Lead Trainer
Serving an extended sentence in the YAML mines. Claims innocence.

James McShane
Engineer
Teaching my kids Kubernetes with Phippy and Zee

Lexi Lambert
Operations
So amazing, she has her own Slack emoji.

Intended Audience

This course covers advanced Kubernetes concepts. We recommend this course for your application delivery and platform operations teams.

To get the most out of this subject, students should come prepared with a deep understanding of Kubernetes, A good place to start is our Core Kubernetes and Programming K8s courses.

"You guys lived up to your 'best training class ever' advertisements!"


I have... Questions?

Why only three hours of training per day?

We believe that sitting in an eight hour lecture is simply mind-numbing. Three hours of intense lecture and hands-on-labs is the perfect amount of time to ingest the information, and gives your brain the downtime it needs to absorb it.

Plus, it gives us time to provide Q&A sessions!

Yeah, so what's with the Q&A sessions? Are they any good?

Some of our past students think the Q&A sessions were the best part of the workshop. They give you a chance to ask more detailed questions and dig into how Kubernetes works (or doesn't) in your unique situation.

How much does it cost?

If you sign up in time for early bird pricing, only $700 per seat!

Where is the course being held?

In your living room! We're passionately 100% remote, and so is our training. Humans learn better when we're comfortable, and when we haven't had to sit in a grueling 45 minute commute.

What happens if I hate the course?

We truly believe our workshops are the best money can buy. If you disagree, we'll happily refund the full ticket cost.

I'm still so full of questions!

Not a problem at all! Just shoot us an email!

I'm sold! How do I sign up?

Fantastic! We love your enthusiasm! Just follow this link!

Seats are limited, sign up now!

The SuperOrbital Difference

We're infrastructure experts with a reputation for delivering great work. Here’s how we're different:

Battle Hardened

We bring real experience.

We don't just teach: we do. We've wrestled with Kubernetes, Terraform, Istio, Docker and all of the others in real production situations. We've used them in anger. We know where the tools fall down and what the documentation hides.

Unbiased

We give the best advice for your situation.

We believe in cloud native solutions, but we aren't beholden to any vendor. Every situation is unique, and every tool has flaws. We help you understand how the technologies work together to solve your problems. We guide you away from the tools that are hype, and toward those that have proven their worth.

Intensely Hands-On

More than 50% of the time spent in labs.

That's not a typo. We don’t believe in static, podium-based training with some boring instructor talking at you.

Instead, SuperOrbital courses immerse you in an active learning environment where you can internalize the lessons through collaboration and hands-on workshops. The end result is knowledge that sticks, and a foundation for true expertise.

Thorough

You can't understand the big picture without the details.

We dig deep into a topic, when creating our content. We tease apart every aspect, breaking it down into it's atomic parts. Then we rearrange them into an order our students can easily digest and remember. Our content goes deep, giving you a foundational understanding of how things work under the hood.

Remote first

We're passionately remote-first, and our training shows it.

The days of hours wasted commuting to work are coming to an end, and good riddance. SuperOrbital has always been a passionately remote-first company, and we bring that to our training.

Why travel out of town to sit in a hot, crowded, uncomfortable room for days at a time? Our workshops are taken from the comfort of your own home, and at a schedule that encourages deep learning.

Each of our workshop days consists of three hours of training and a one-hour Q&A session. This helps keep the training active and inspiring, and gives plenty of time for the knowledge to gel.

Start your journey toward Kubernetes mastery!

It's cliché to say it, but we truly believe our workshops are the best money can buy.

If you disagree, we'll happily refund the full ticket cost. No shit.