Cilium - container networking based on BPF and XDP

eBPF and XDP are kernel technologies which aim for network performance and can be considered as kind of a response for DPDK. Network story in Kubernetes and container world is still fresh, but Cilium and BPF try to make a really good start of it.

Cilium is on open source project which provides networking, security and load balancing for containers by using eBPF and XDP technologies in the Linux kernel. It provides eBPF and XDP features to CRI-O, Docker and Kubernetes. This talk will present an overview on Cilium, explain the concepts behind it and then provide the project update, as it reached the 1.0 milestone last year.



Michal Rostecki



Software Engineer at SUSE, working on Cilium project and Kubernetes networking.