Networking is an inherent component to any distributed application and one of the most complicated and expansive technologies at the heart of microservices. With application developers busily adopting container technologies, the time has come for network engineers and operators to prepare for the unique challenges brought on by cloud-native applications.
Lee Calcote walks you through the different types of container connectivity options available, exploring their specific function (when they should be used) and comparing their performance characteristics. Along the way, Lee explores the two container networking specifications—the Container Network Interface (CNI) and the Container Network Model (CNM)—and explains how they’ve shaped different types of container connectivity.
Lee Calcote is the Head of Technology Strategy at Solarwinds, where he stewards strategy and innovation across the business. Previously, Calcote led software-defined data center engineering at Seagate, up-leveling the systems portfolio by delivering new predictive analytics, telemetric and modern management capabilities. Prior to Seagate, Calcote held various leadership positions at Cisco, where he created Cisco’s cloud management platforms and pioneered new, automated, remote management services.
In addition to his role at Solarwinds, Calcote advises a handful of startups and serves as a member of various industry bodies, including Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the Distributed Management Task Foundation (DMTF) and Center for Internet Security (CIS). As a Docker Captain and Cloud Native Ambassador, Calcote is an organizer of technology conferences, an analyst, author, speaker in the technology community. Calcote holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a master’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno and retains a list of industry certifications.
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