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Day Two Cloud 154: Can eBPF Replace Sidecar Proxies?

Episode 154

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Today’s Day Two Cloud turns the nerd knob to eleven as we delve into kernels, eBPF, sidecar proxies, and more. If you’re an old-school engineer used to working with load balancers and proxies, this show looks at new ways to do application delivery. Our guest is William Morgan, CEO at Buoyant and a creator of the Linkerd service mesh. This episode was spurred by a blog post William wrote.

We discuss:

  • Use cases for service meshes in Kubernetes
  • What eBPF is and how it works
  • Why you might want to use eBPF instead of a sidecar proxy
  • eBPF attack surface and guardrails
  • Practical use cases
  • More

Show Links:

eBPF, sidecars, and the future of the service mesh – Bouyant blog

@wm  – William Morgan on Twitter

William Morgan on LinkedIn

Heavy Networking 614: eBPF, Cloud-Native Networking, And Other Modern Networking Trends – Packet Pushers

Full Stack Journey 061: Linux Networking And Observability With eBPF And Cilium – Packet Pushers

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