CT-SPIN #115: Service Discovery: What’s Out There and What Works

Wine Sponsor

Polymorph Systems

About the talk

You’ve decomposed a monolithic application into a set of microservices.  Great, but now these services need to find each other and figure out whether or not they can take requests.  Fortunately there’s been great growth in tools for service discovery.  This talk will take a tour of some of the most popular choices for service discovery – including Zookeeper, etcd, Eureka and Consul – and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

About the speaker

Hans Hesse has taken a winding path from coding through cassava processing, irrigation systems, helicopter rotors, and back into the world of technology. While living in Zambia he joined Zoona and oversaw the growth of Zoona’s money transfer service before moving to Cape Town to lead the engineering department.


Bandwidth Barn,
3rd Floor,
Block B,
Woodstock Exchange,
66-68 Albert Road,

Enter  from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue. Dial 300 on the intercom if the door isn’t open.


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP via Meetup.


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction – Chris Oloff
18:25 Service Discovery: What’s Out There and What Works – Hans Hesse
19:25 Closing and Thanks – Chris Oloff
19:30 Networking & Discussion