eBPF-based networking and load balancing
Cloud native Networking
High Performance Networking (CNI)
Enabling network operators to abstract and manage the cloud native network, including on-prem integration with BGP and overlay networking compatible with Cloud SDNs.
Scalable Load Balancing and Ingress
Cilium brings a kube-proxy replacement for enhanced traffic management, enabling maglev-supported load balancing on L3/L4 for N/S traffic, but also E/W, including DSR and transparent k8s ingress controllers.
Multi-cluster Service Discovery
Seamlessly connect your kubernetes clusters together with Cluster Mesh while enabling cross-cluster service discovery.
Integrate external workloads with your data center and connect cloud native with legacy environments while supporting BGP.
Bandwidth and Latency Optimization
Optimize your bandwidth and latency with rate limiting and fair queuing. Rely on our TCP congestion control algorithm automization.
Multi cloud and Hybrid cloud
Cilium is designed to enable portability across multi-cloud and hybrid clouds and provide developers with observability and security.
Network Tap and Mirroring
Cilium allows network operators to mirror packets and collect PCAPs in a distributed environment, simplifying the integration with an existing IDS.
Transparent DNS Injection
Providing multi-cluster aware service discovery by transparently injecting DNS for filtering, authorizing, and adding caching services.
Advanced Network Analytics
Enabling a global view from workloads to the clusters running underneath them via real-time and advanced network analytics. Support troubleshooting with key metrics up to the protocol and error code level.