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Thursday, October 14 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Cloud Native Superpowers with eBPF - Liz Rice, Isovalent

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Netflix’s Brendan Gregg coined the term “Superpowers for Linux” to describe eBPF back in 2016. Today there are a whole crop of eBPF-based tools for cloud native observability, networking and security, such as Falco, Pixie and Cilium. What makes eBPF such a powerful platform for building this new generation of tools? This talk uses live-coding & demos from across the cloud native ecosystem to illustrate how eBPF programs can - Collect performance & behavioral insights from across an entire system - Relate observed data to Kubernetes objects - Reliably instrument workloads without making any changes to apps or configurations But eBPF isn't a magic wand. We’ll look at its limitations and potential misconceptions that are emerging from the use of this powerful new technology. Even if you’re not a Linux kernel aficionado you’ll leave this talk with an understanding of how eBPF enables high-performance tools that help you manage, debug and secure applications in the cloud.

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Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer, Isovalent
Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, originators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project. Until recently she was Chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee, and she was Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon... Read More →



Thursday October 14, 2021 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Room 403 AB + Online