September 28-30, 2020
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Monday, September 28 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Multi-Cluster Federation: Should Networking Impact The Solution? - Anil Kumar Vishnoi & Thomas D. Nadeau, Red Hat

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Federation in software is a broad and complex problem. Kubernetes is facing this as it’s next challenge which is specifically to provide a solution to the federation of multiple clusters at a high scale and level of networking performance. We have found that this is easier said than done as this space has a wide range of variation including size, data, networking, deployment logistics, etc.

We outline this problem statement from a networking perspective. We do this first and foremost because we have found that how networking is implemented in a k8s cluster to be a critical aspect of any large scale deployment. Furthermore, we will discuss some available solutions in federation (e.g Istio, KubeFed), and explore how the design of these solutions is impacted by various network connectivity models, and the design patterns emerging out of these solutions catering to various networking requirements. Finally, we touch on performance impacts.

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Anil Vishnoi

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Anil has been doing research, design and development of software networking products for more than 15 years at RedHat and his prior employers. Most of his career he has been working in Software Defined Networks, Data Center Networking, Network Virtualization and Cloud Networking domain... Read More →
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Thomas D. Nadeau

Technical Director, NFV, Red Hat
Tom is Technical Director for NFV at Red Hat where he leads a team of engineers focusing on the many areas of Open Source Networking including SDN, NFV, data plane acceleration, and container networking efforts. In addition, Tom leads the NFV Partner Engineering team which is focused... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Cloud Networking & Edge Theater
  Cloud Networking & Edge
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