Ed has worked in the software industry for 20 years, most recently as an “evangelist” for Project Calico. He can often be found at container meetups in London and beyond, and often presents on the subject of scalable, secure networks. Once upon a time, the University of St. Andrews awarded him a degree in Computer Science (although that feels like a lifetime ago, now). He lives in North London with a wife, two daughters and two cats (neither of which are Calico).
Container networking – how hard can it be, right? Seeing as we’ve already built “the Internet”, you’ve got to think that getting packets from A to B is a solved problem. But, now that I think about it, some of those folks at A look a bit dodgy – do I really want all of their packets to get to B? And what about those scary folks at C – I’d much rather not have anything to do with them at all.
This talk will show how, in the brave new cloud-native world, decomposing applications into smaller, easily understood micro-services actually makes it possible for developers to define exactly how these services should be allowed to communicate. This then gives us an opportunity to revolutionize security by rendering this developer intent directly into the network fabric, to create networks which are more secure and more dynamic than ever before.