Service Mesh at Scale: How Xbox Cloud Gaming Secures 22k Pods with Linkerd

In his KubeCon EU talk, Chris Voss discusses how Microsoft’s Xbox team deployed Linkerd to apply mTLS, observability, and reliability to 22K meshed pods across 26 clusters. The Xbox Cloud Gaming app is massive: 300+ games in 26 countries, 26 clusters across 18 regions, each with over 50 microservices and 700 to 1,000 pods — all meshed with Linkerd.