Service Mesh Academy

Linkerd and ingress controllers: Bringing the outside world in

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Jan 19, 2023

The first problem that any cloud-native application has to solve is how to communicate with the world outside the cluster. This is “the ingress problem”, and while Linkerd doesn’t have to solve it directly, it is absolutely a major part of successfully getting your application working with Linkerd! Join us for a whirlwind tour of how Linkerd interacts with ingress controllers, including guidance on best practices and on pitfalls to avoid, with hands-on demonstrations of Linkerd with Emissary-ingress, NGINX, and Envoy Gateway.

What you'll get out of this:

  • A solid understanding of the ingress problem and why it’s such a major factor in the cloud-native world
  • Knowledge of how Linkerd handles integration of ingress controllers with the service mesh
  • Hands-on practical information about using common ingress controllers with Linkerd

The first problem that any cloud-native application has to solve is how to communicate with the world outside the cluster. This is “the ingress problem”, and while Linkerd doesn’t have to solve it directly, it is absolutely a major part of successfully getting your application working with Linkerd! Join us for a whirlwind tour of how Linkerd interacts with ingress controllers, including guidance on best practices and on pitfalls to avoid, with hands-on demonstrations of Linkerd with Emissary-ingress, NGINX, and Envoy Gateway.

What you'll get out of this:

  • A solid understanding of the ingress problem and why it’s such a major factor in the cloud-native world
  • Knowledge of how Linkerd handles integration of ingress controllers with the service mesh
  • Hands-on practical information about using common ingress controllers with Linkerd