I know what you’re going to say when I reveal that this week’s guest is going to talk about Vector Packet Processing (VPP):

“Why do we—the Cloud Unfiltered audience—care about VPP?! I mean, it’s a networking technology, right? And this is a cloud show. We’re here to talk cloud technology and share cloud strategies…not muck around in the network. Ick.”

Fair enough. I get it.

But here’s the thing: Fast network = fast cloud. That’s the truth. And to quote Ed, VPP “is faster than hell and it scales unbelievably.” What’s more, the latest iteration of VPP is integrated with Kubernetes, which is arguably the architecture mechanism for cloud native applications. Plus, Ed is one of the smartest people you will ever meet, and he’s deeply involved in a number of open source communities that are relevant to the cloud, like Kubernetes and FD.io. So he’s got a lot of knowledge to drop on those of you that are interested in those things. Specifically, during this episode, Ed does in fact talk about what’s new with VPP, and he also touches on:

  • What the Kubernetes community is doing that’s allowing it to function so well
  • Why Istio is “every bit as cool as everyone is saying”
  • How Istio and Envoy work together
  • Whether or not serverless computing is on its way to becoming the new hotness
  • The upcoming FD.io mini-summit at KubeCon

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Ali Amagasu

Marketing Communications Manager