Using Calico CNI for Managed Kubernetes Services

Wed, Feb 22, 12:00 PM (CST)

About this event

Today, half of the organizations running containers use Kubernetes, whether in self-managed clusters, or through cloud providers services such as Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) according to Datadog. 

Based on our experiences working on many cloud native implementations at enterprise companies, we've come to the realization that some of the CNI plugins of managed Kubernetes services today might not be ideal for the following reasons: 

βˆ™ Performance

βˆ™ Scalability

βˆ™ Security 

In this talk, you will learn why some of the cloud providers' native CNI plugins might not be a good fit and what to do about it. We will dive deep into project Calico  - an open source CNI plugin that is fast, scalable, and extensible - install it on an EKS cluster replacing the native VPC CNI, and then configure it for a particular use case. 


If you are interested in learning more about CNIs or Managed Kubernetes Services, cloud native networking, and security, this session is for you.

🎁 🎁 Two raffle prizes will be given away during the event by our sponsors Tigera  & CloudRoads.

πŸŽ“ What you will learn


What is Container Network Interface (CNI) Plugin?

Why cloud providers' native CNI might not be a good fit? 

How to choose a more suitable CNI for your use case?

How to install and use the Calico CNI for an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes (EKS) cluster?

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Who Should Attend


Platform  teams

DevOps teams

IT leaders eager to learn more about cloud native networking and security