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From YouTube: gRPC Proxyless Service Mesh by Gijs Molenaar


As one of the first streaming companies, Spotify has always been at the pioneering frontier of inventing and adopting new technology. But in a changing world and growing as a company, the requirements of our stack require constant improvement and rethinking. In 2022 Spotify started migrating to a gRPC Proxyless Service Mesh architecture, which we reverted due to 'issues'. Currently, we are in the process of rebooting this effort. This talk will be about why the original in-house developed protocol named Hermes and service discovery technology called Nameless are not suitable for our current scale anymore and what we are working on to replace them. I will also address the benefits and risks of migration at such a scale.