Calico Networking for Kubernetes and More

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Bret is joined by Project Calico's Tomas Hruby from Tigera to dig into Calico CNI features for Kubernetes and beyond.

Calico can be used in a lot of places, including Linux, Windows, containers, bare metal, eBPF or iptables. Many of us learned about it as a CNI option for Kubernetes network and networking policy.

Streamed live on YouTube on February 9, 2023.

Unedited live recording of this show on YouTube (Ep. #202). Includes demos.


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  • (00:00) - Intro
  • (00:52) - About this episode
  • (01:31) - Main show
  • (01:36) - In today's episode
  • (03:00) - How did Tomas get started with Calico?
  • (03:28) - Projects are typically open source and SaaS
  • (04:07) - Project Calico elevator pitch
  • (05:26) - What can Calico do?
  • (06:33) - The origins of Calico
  • (07:13) - Docker got Kubernetes started
  • (08:25) - Project Calico on Github
  • (08:50) - Open source version is command-line driven
  • (09:04) - Calico and the company behind it
  • (09:28) - What makes Calico unique?
  • (10:54) - EBPF
  • (12:28) - EBPF and Calico
  • (14:28) - Question
  • (18:02) - Demo intro
  • (18:33) - Question
  • (19:18) - Question
  • (20:25) - Question
  • (21:15) - Vulnerabilities and threats
  • (23:28) - Question
  • (27:05) - Calico as service mesh
  • (30:33) - What is Tomas excited about?
  • (31:53) - EBPF real-time tooling

Creators and Guests

Bret Fisher
Bret Fisher
Cloud native DevOps Dude. Course creator, YouTuber, Podcaster. Docker Captain and CNCF Ambassador. People person who spends too much time in front of a computer.
Beth Fisher
Beth Fisher
Producer of DevOps and Docker Talk podcast since 2019. Assistant producer on Bret Fisher Live show on YouTube. Business and proposal writer by trade.
Cristi Cotovan
Cristi Cotovan
Video editor and educational content producer. Descript and Camtasia coach.
Tomas Hruby
Tomas Hruby
Senior software engineer at Tigera
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