21 May, 2019

API Management in Service Mesh Using Istio and WSO2 API Manager

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On-Demand Webinar

API Management in Service Mesh Using Istio and WSO2 API Manager

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Webinar Slides

In a world of disaggregated API-based architectures, developers are increasingly adopting microservices — and Service Mesh is being used to control many service-to-service communications. But securely communicating and governing between such services is becoming a key challenge. To make matters more complicated, multiple implementations of service meshes exist today, and none of them address the concern of how the exploding number of APIs can be exposed in a controlled and secure manner to their API consumers.

In this webinar, we will discuss how to augment service mesh functionality with API management capabilities, so you can create an end-to-end solution for your entire business functionality — from microservices, to APIs, to end-user applications.

We will explore:

  • Basic service mesh approaches
  • How service meshes and API management need to co-exist
  • An example of WSO2 API Manager’s out-of-the-box integration with Istio service mesh
  • How WSO2 API Manager can be used to securely expose APIs from the Istio
  • A live example demo


Lakmal Warusawithana Senior Director - Cloud Architecture, WSO2
Lakmal Warusawithana

Lakmal Warusawithana is the Senior Director - Cloud Architecture of WSO2. Lakmal has a long history of working in open source, cloud, and DevOps technologies and has been Vice President of Apache Stratos PaaS Project. Lakmal is an architect for containerization and deployment orchestration of Ballerina, a cloud-native open source programming language. He also a key member of the Ballerina evangelism team. Lakmal has also presented at numerous events, including ApacheCon, CloudOpen, QCon, JaxLondon, Cloud Expo, Cloudstack Collaboration Conference, WSO2Con, KubeCon, ContainerCamp, DeveloperWeek, API Summit, and many tech meetups.

Pubudu Gunatilaka Associate Technical Lead, WSO2
Pubudu Gunatilaka

Pubudu Gunatilaka is an Associate Technical Lead and a key member of the API Manager team specialized in cloud technologies. Pubudu has experience with working in cloud technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, etc and he is a committer and a PMC member in Apache Stratos PaaS project. He has engaged with customer engagements to provide technical and architectural consultancy in building their API Management solutions.


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