Container Networking, NFVi, and the Kubernetes Ecosystem & GKE Differentiation

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Mar 21, 2018, 12:00 – 3:30 AM

In-person event

About this event

Sorry for the late notice, but I wanted to let you know what our friends from the OOTB-Networking Meetup ( are doing tonight. Stop by the Intel campus for some great talks on Container Networking from Google, Red Hat, and Intel.

For more information, Register here. ( (This gets you into the raffle to win a Google Home Mini.)

The evening event will be held in the SC9 Auditorium.


5:00pm - DINNER in SC9 Auditorium Lobby
6:00pm - Welcome
6:10pm - Container Networking - the Extraordinary Aspects (Red Hat)
6:55pm - Get Your NFV Platform to Measure Up with NFVi Kit (Intel)
7:45pm - Kubernetes Ecosystem and GKE Differentiation (Google)
8:20pm - Raffle Prizes


Containerized Networking ( - This talk from Rajat Chopra of Red Hat will discuss container networking, its requirements and its special needs. What are the common pitfalls while networking for large scale container orchestration systems like Kubernetes? And what new methods and technologies are on the horizon that will decorate such container-based computing clusters.

Get your NFV Platform to Measure Up with NFVi Kit ( - This talk from M Jay of Intel will focus on the Intel® Select Fast Track Kit for NFVI which enables Intel Network Builders to accelerate the development of NFV solutions by leveraging the capabilities of these new processors. The Intel Network Builders ecosystem is made up of network functions virtualization (NFV) solution providers focused on helping communications service providers (CommSPs) in the network transformation journey.

Kubernetes Ecosystem and GKE Differentiation - by Lakshmi Sharma of Google Cloud (
(Abstract written in invisible ink! ;)


Rajat Chopra works on the Kubernetes project with a focus on, and plenty of experience behind Networking and Ingress. He has a vision to achieve before his son grows up - an ipv6-only world where compute tasks are launched, not machines with operating systems and processes. The son is five year old right now.

Muthurajan (M Jay) Jayakumar is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Intel. M Jay joined intel in 1991 and has worked with the DPDK team since 2009. Prior to DPDK he was in various divisions with Intel including 64 bit CPU front side bus architect, and 64 bit HAL developer. M Jay holds 21 US Patents, all issued while working at Intel. M Jay was awarded the Intel Achievement Award in 2016, Intel's highest honor based on innovation and results. Before joining Intel, M Jay architected CPU node boards for 1000 node machine design in India. M Jay won a Gold medal for graduating with university first rank in 1984 ECE batch, from TCE, Madurai.

Lakshmi Sharma is the head of Product Management for Networking and Google Cloud. Throughout her career Lakshmi has been a product and engineering leader with experience in delivering complex high technology products in small, medium and large organizations. Lakshmi specializes in converting an idea from strategy through execution to a product that gets to end users. Lakshmi has a degree from MIT's Sloan School of Management and an MBA from the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

This is part of an all afternoon-evening event. You can see the entire schedule on the Eventbrite site, and don't forget to register to win the Google Home Mini! Registser here:



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 AM – 3:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer