April 2019 Linkerd Community Meeting Recap

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Linkerd Community Meeting Recap

In case you missed today’s third Linkerd online community meeting, we recorded it!

In this live Q&A discussion, Linkerd maintainers William Morgan, Oliver Gould, and Thomas Rampelberg share their most favorite Linkerd 2.3 release features, what excites them most about Linkerd 2.4, 2.5, and beyond, how to get involved in the Linkerd community, and answers to tons of community questions!

Some of the topics we covered include:

  • Are there plans to support also envoy? (answer at 13:13)
  • A recent Shopify blog post outlined a massive performance delta between Linkerd and Istio. Why is Linkerd so much faster? (answer at 24:37)
  • Are there plans for external auth? a-la deny lists on Istio? (answer at 28:14)
  • What are the future plans around Tracing and Linkerd? (answer at 30:19)


Oliver Gould is the creator of Linkerd and Co-founder of Buoyant. Prior to Buoyant, he was a staff infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he was the technical lead of Observability, Traffic, and Configuration & Coordination teams.

Thomas Rampelberg is a maintainer of Linkerd at Buoyant. He has made a career of building infrastructure software that allows developers and operators to focus on what is important to them.

William Morgan is a maintainer of Linkerd and co-founder of Buoyant. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices.


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Linkerd is a community project and is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. If you have feature requests, questions, or comments, we’d love to have you join our rapidly-growing community! Linkerd is hosted on GitHub, and we have a thriving community on Slack, Twitter, and the mailing lists. Come and join the fun!