Witness the journey from inception to adoption of the fast-rising and industry changing edge and service proxy, Envoy.
Our story begins after Matt Klein leaves Twitter in search of a new career challenge. As the industry is exploding, the transition from monolith to microservices is a technical nightmare that plagues the silicon valley of 2015. Developing a proxy for the growing new ride sharing competitor, Lyft, will become Matt’s career defining innovation.
This dynamic documentary film takes viewers into the origins and meteoric rise of Envoy and its path to becoming a game-changing technology celebrated by hundreds of thousands of developers and companies across the globe.
Envoy: The Journey
When Matt Klein joined Lyft in 2015, they were struggling with the migration from a monolithic to microservices architecture – as many companies in growth periods do. After experiencing all the typical microservice migration problems, Matt proposed a solution: to build a new application networking system.
Laying the Groundwork
Envoy was first rolled out at Lyft as an edge proxy, but by the end of 2015 was serving 100% of Lyft traffic. Over time, as Envoy incrementally proved its value, it expanded beyond an observability focus and by mid-2016, Envoy was used for all network communication at Lyft.
The Proxy of the Future
When the team decided to open source Envoy it gained traction quickly and was eventually adopted by Google, Pinterest, Apple, Square, Slack, VMware, Salesforce, Tetrate, Alibaba, and Apache Foundation. In 2017, it joined the CNCF.
From the ground up
Creator of Envoy
Engineering Fellow at Google
An End to Stagnation
Co-founder & CPO at Ambassador Labs
A proxy for the cloud
Chief Technology Officer at CNCF
Google and Open Source
Co-founder & CEO at Tetrate
Observability and Security
Founder & CEO at solo.io
Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google
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