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Thursday, November 19 • 5:40pm - 6:15pm
Beyond the Buzzword: BPF’s Unexpected Role in Kubernetes - Andrew Randall & Alban Crequy, Kinvolk

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Increasingly, cloud native tools are leveraging the Linux kernel’s Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) capabilities for a range of applications, such as networking, security, observability, and troubleshooting. In recent Linux kernel releases, BPF has been significantly enhanced, resulting in this proliferation of BPF-powered cloud native projects. In this talk, we will go beyond the BPF buzzword, review the latest relevant developments in the Linux kernel and the rich ecosystem of cloud native tooling built on it. With live demos we will show how easy it is to deploy these BPF-based tools into your Kubernetes cluster, gaining greater visibility and control at the pod level of granularity.

Speakers
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Alban Crequy

Co-founder and Director of Kinvolk Labs, Kinvolk
Alban is Co-founder of Kinvolk and director of engineering for Kinvolk Labs. He has a particular interest in integrating BPF into Kubernetes. He’s a maintainer of the gobpf library and has worked on software in the cloud space using BPF with Golang: Weave Scope, Traceleft, Project... Read More →
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Andrew Randall

VP Business Development, Kinvolk
Andy is responsible for business development, marketing and customer success at Kinvolk. He was previously co-founder at Tigera and Project Calico, the leading container networking and security solution for Kubernetes. He initially incubated Calico as a project at Metaswitch where... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 5:40pm - 6:15pm EST
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