Wednesday, May 22 • 15:55 - 16:30
Co-Evolution of Kubernetes and GCP Networking - Purvi Desai & Tim Hockin, Google

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This talk will explore the trials and tribulations behind the evolution of GCP Networking for Kubernetes and evolution of Kubernetes to meet provider requirements.

Our key guiding principle is to provide managed solution while maintaining portability and consistency. Question of consistency with OSS vs provider’s solution is not just on providers’ minds but also on our users’ minds as they decide whether to use OSS or managed offering. We have gone through the journey from supporting subset of features to making Kubernetes a first-class platform for networking. But there are still open questions. With ecosystem extending to hybrid, multi-cluster and service mesh, these questions become even more relevant.

Talk will cover learnings on how we see GCP networking evolving in offering Kubernetes solution and in evolving Kubernetes to provide better extensibility for providers.


Purvi Desai

Senior Software Engineering Manager, Google
Purvi Desai heads engineering teams for GKE Networking, OSS Kubernetes Networking and Load balancer at Google. Prior to Google, Purvi was an early employee of Zscaler, where she conceptualized and led Zscaler’s software defined perimeter product - Private Access, Mobile security... Read More →
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Tim Hockin

Software Engineer, Google
Tim is a Principal Software Engineer at Google, where he works on the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). He is a co-founder of the project, and he is responsible for topics like networking, storage, node, federation, resource isolation, and cluster sharing. Before Kubernetes... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 15:55 - 16:30
Hall 8.0 C2