Cilium Technical Deep Dive: Under the Hood

A webinar series in 3 parts, Exploring Cilium: The Evolution, Technical Deep Dive, and Real-world Use Cases

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Cilium Technical Deep Dive: Under the Hood

Technical deep dive into Cilium:

Cilium is the default CNI – and more. But how does it work, exactly? What components are part of it, and what does the architecture look like? How are packets inspected, modified, and routed?

Join Duffie Cooley, Field CTO at Isovalent, and dive deep into the technical bits and pieces of Cilium. Follow a packet on its journey through a cluster and learn about what makes Cilium tick in the process.

You will learn: 

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Cilium, including its architecture and components.
  • Learn how packets are inspected, modified, and routed in Cilium.
  • Follow a packet on its journey through a cluster to gain insight into how Cilium works.


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