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Daniel Bryant

Daniel Bryant

Ambassador Labs

Session Name: The Past, Present, and Future of Cloud Native API Gateways

An API gateway is at the core of how APIs are managed, secured, and presented within any web-based system. Although the technology has been in use for many years, it has not always kept pace with recent developments within the cloud native space, and many engineers are confused about how a cloud native API gateway relates to Kubernetes Ingress or a Service load balancer.

Join this session to learn about:

  • The evolution of API gateways over the past ten years, and how the original problems they were solving have shifted in relation to cloud native technologies and workflow
  • Current challenges of using an API gateway within Kubernetes: scaling the developer workflow; and supporting multiple architecture styles and protocols
  • Strategies for exposing Kubernetes services and APIs at the edge of your system
  • A brief guide to the (potential) future of cloud native API gateways

Speaker Bio:

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and Product Architect at Datawire. He currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel’s technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He is also a Java Champion, contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.