▲ 6 ▼ Envoy - an overview
Envoy had been launched a few weeks (maybe months? I don’t recall) prior to the talk and there’d been quite a bit of excitement in certain operations and systems engineering Slack groups I’m a part of about how Envoy could potentially replace things like nginx, HAProxy and OpenResty. I’d briefly skimmed through the Envoy docs a couple of days before the talk and I was pretty familiar with the most of the functionality (routing, rate-limiting, health-checking, load balancing, service discovery etc.) that Envoy provided but not the specific implementation or design decisions.