In a momentous announcement, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) unveils the CNCF Cilium Graduation, signifying a pivotal phase in the evolution of cloud native networking. Cilium, with its eBPF-powered technology, has become a cornerstone for enhancing, securing, and observing network connectivity among diverse workloads.
Evolution of Cilium:
Thomas Graf, Cilium co-founder and CTO of Isovalent, expressed, “Cilium’s graduation highlights its evolution from a simple CNI to a complete networking, observability, and security solution that prepares platforms and organizations for the next steps on their cloud native journey.”
Cilium began as an eBPF-based Container Networking Interface, providing Layer 3-4 connectivity. Its expansion encompasses network policy, Kubernetes cluster meshing, and network encryption, with Hubble enhancing network observability.
Contributions and Community Engagement:
Cilium has been enriched by over 800 contributors, embodying community spirit and innovation.
“eBPF has grown into a powerful technology for extending the Linux kernel to meet a variety of use cases,” – Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of CNCF.
This statement underscores the project’s contribution to cloud native networking and observability.
The CNCF Cilium Graduation heralds a new chapter. André Martins, a Cilium maintainer, affirmed:
“This graduation isn’t the end; rather, it serves as a validation of the breakthroughs Cilium will pioneer in the years to come.”
Cilium’s embrace of external workloads and integrations like Prometheus and Grafana signals its diverse applicability and user-centric approach.
The unveiling of CNCF Cilium Graduation by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation marks a celebratory juncture in the chronicles of cloud native technology. Each stride, each innovation, and each collaborative endeavor amplifies the ecosystem’s vibrancy and potential.
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