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How Cilium uses BPF to Supercharge Kubernetes Networking & Security


Kubernetes has ushered in an era of complex and often large-scale microservices applications running as containers that are updated frequently via CI/CD, yet still leverage underlying network technologies like iptables built for an era of simple and static applications. Cilium (Github), an open source CNI plugin for Kubernetes, leverages a powerful new Linux kernel technology called BPF to provide a modern solution to Kubernetes networking and security, resulting in dramatically better performance and scalability, more fine-grained security, easier troubleshooting and more.

If you’ve been participating in our beta program, it will come as no surprise to you that SUSE will be integrating Cilium in our upcoming release of SUSE CaaS Platform 4. That said, we want to take the opportunity to talk about the technology along with our decision to integrate it into our offering. To do this, we will be presenting a joint webinar with Isovalent, the startup focused on building BPF and Cilium and their open source communities, on August 29th at 9:00AM PT. The webinar will be hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and will focus on a technical introduction to Cilium, including use cases for the technology and key benefits, along with why SUSE chose to incorporate Cilium in SUSE CaaS Platform 4.

We’re incredibly excited and proud to have an opportunity to share this amazing new technology with you, and to talk about how SUSE CaaS Platform 4 is continuing to deliver rapid innovation in an enterprise-ready platform. We hope you are excited as we are, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Check out the CNCF registration page here to learn more and register.




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