October 24, 2022 | Detroit, Michigan
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Monday, October 24

7:30am EDT

Badge Pick-Up + Vaccine or Negative COVID-19 Test Verification
There are two locations at Huntington Place where you can go through Health + Safety to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test and pick up your badge:
  • Corner entrance on the cityside @ the corner of W Congress St. and Washington Blvd.
  • Riverside entrance @ Atwater St. (along the Riverwalk)

Monday October 24, 2022 7:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Huntington Place Detroit

7:30am EDT

7:30am EDT

7:30am EDT

On-site COVID-19 Test Kit Pick-Up
CNCF will provide free eMed testing kits on-site from Sunday, October 23 – Friday, October 28 for those that need to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the event. There will not be space to take the test where you pick it up, so please plan to test in an alternate location (i.e, your hotel room) with reliable internet. You must test within 1-day of picking up your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America name badge. 

In addition, antigen COVID-19 tests will be available for any attendee that would like to test throughout the week.

eMed Test Kit Pickup Location
  • Fort Pontchartrain Wyndham Hotel | Lobby Level, Pontchartrain Room, located directly across the street from Huntington Place.
  • Tests will not be available at Huntington Place Convention Center
eMed Test Kit 
  • The eMed test kit includes (1) BinaxNow COVID-19 antigen test 
  • The test is administered by a virtual proctor via the eMed app

Prepare for Your Test in Advance
1. Create an eMed Account or Use an Existing eMed Account https://core.emed.com/procedure/begin?client_id=dsA1oAynCVLjz7o2S239g&scope=emed-binaxnow
*Save time on-site and complete this step ahead of time.
2. Give yourself plenty of time to pick up and take the test. From start to finish, the testing process takes 20-30 minutes.
3. A step by step process to take the virtually proctored eMed test will be provided when you pick up your test on-site. 
4. Once you’ve taken the test you will receive digital results (shared via email and in the eMed app) to share upon entry to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America. 
5. The following data will be shared with the Linux Foundation: date of birth, name, email address, testing result. Your information will be kept confidential. If you do not want to share this data with the Linux Foundation, please unselect this box in the eMed app.

Monday October 24, 2022 7:30am - 6:00pm EDT
Fort Pontchartrain Hotel | Lobby Level, Pontchertrain Room

1:00pm EDT

Welcome + Opening Remarks - Jeff Saelens, Enterprise Architect, Dell Technologies

Jeff Saelens

CNF WG Co-Chair, Dell Technologies

Monday October 24, 2022 1:00pm - 1:05pm EDT
Room 331 ABC
  Opening/Closing Remarks

1:10pm EDT

Making Kubernetes Networking Ready for Service Providers - Philip Klatte, F5, Inc
Service Providers are largely using Kubernetes for their 5G packet cores to deliver the capacity and performance for cutting-edge enterprise and consumer applications and services. But because Kubernetes was not designed for telco protocols or workloads there are networking challenges that must be solved. This talk will describe some of the unique requirements that telco workloads bring to Kubernetes and examine different solutions to address Kubernetes ingress/egress networking and security challenges. Phil will share lessons learned and explore how the different solutions align to Kubernetes design patterns. A similar version of this presentation was given at MPLS SD & AI Net World Congress 2022. The version for Cloud-Native Telco Day North America will be more technical and target people focused on Kubernetes networking architecture and deployment.

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Philip Klatte

Principal Product Manager, F5, Inc.
Philip Klatte is a product manager at F5, focusing on cloud-native solutions for Service Providers, particularly around launching 5G. Phil has experience with mobile technology transitions (2G->3G->4G->5G), as well as virtualizing and containerizing network functions.

Monday October 24, 2022 1:10pm - 1:40pm EDT
Room 331 ABC

1:45pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Moving Towards Environmentally Sustainable Operations with Cloud Native Tools - Moderated by Niki Manoledaki, Weaveworks; Chris Lavery, Weaveworks; Marlow Weston, Intel; William Caban, Red Hat
Power consumption is a large percentage of telco operation costs. We are taking steps to use fewer resources for the same or more compute potential. This benefits both local communities and the telcos paying for these resources, as well as achieving goals around carbon credits, net zero, and other organizational targets or climate-related regulations. We represent a broad range of technologists with expertise in CNF, 5G, Edge, mobile networks, and HPC. We regularly spend time reflecting on the community-driven collective efforts, bringing in new technologies and objectives, including energy-aware workload orchestration, power per watt optimization, energy-aware automation, and GitOps. This panel discusses approaches to identify tactical actions for resource efficiency and what tooling is currently in place to reduce resource consumption. We identify gaps to improve both the tooling for measurement and the ways to manage the resources.

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Niki Manoledaki

Software Engineer, Weaveworks
Niki Manoledaki is a Software Engineer and advocate for cloud-native environmental sustainability, including carbon, energy, and cost optimisations. She builds open-source cloud-native tools at Weaveworks with a focus on GitOps. She is an active contributor to the CNCF Environmental... Read More →

Marlow Weston

Cloud Software Architect, Intel
Marlow is a Cloud Software Architect working on resource management for Kubernetes at Intel. Marlow has expertise in resource management, the AI/ML Kubernetes cloud compute ecosystem, embedded systems, high performance compute system tools, kernel drivers, tracing libraries, and security... Read More →
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William Caban

Global Telco Chief Architect, Red Hat
William Caban is a Chief Architect in the Red Hat Global Telco team with over 20 years of experience architecting Telco solutions. He works with Telco and Media organizations at the forefront of digital disruption, architecting solutions that transform markets while enabling business... Read More →

Chris Lavery

Customer Reliability Engineer, Weaveworks
Chris Lavery is a Customer Reliability Engineer at Weaveworks (currently on secondment to Deutsche Telekom) where he champions continuous improvement through SRE and GitOps practises in collaboration with Flux and Weave GitOps users. Chris has experience around high performance computing... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2022 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room 331 ABC

2:35pm EDT

CNF Certification Intro and Deep Dive - Lucina Stricko & Akash Manohar, Vulk Coop
Launched at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program provides a third party validation that telco workloads can demonstrate cloud native best practices. This lightning talk will give an overview of the CNF Certification process, key features, technologies used, and what's next for the program.

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Akash Manohar

Senior Engineer, Vulk Coop
Akash is a co-maintainer of the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program (https://www.cncf.io/certification/cnf/) and the CNF Test Suite (https://github.com/cncf/cnf-testsuite). He is a Software Engineer with experience working with early and growth-stage startup... Read More →
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Lucina Stricko

Sr. Product Owner, Vulk Coop
Lucina Stricko is a co-owner at Vulk Co-operative (vulk.coop), maintainer of the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program (https://www.cncf.io/certification/cnf/) and the CNF Test Suite (https://github.com/cncf/cnf-testsuite), and contributor to the CNF Working Group. Lucina uses her Product Owner skills and empathy to combine features, priorities, and project plans to best serve the end user. When Lucina’s not creating GitHub issues, prioritizing backlogs or planning new features, she enjoys practicing... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2022 2:35pm - 3:05pm EDT
Room 331 ABC

3:05pm EDT

☕ Coffee Break + Networking
Monday October 24, 2022 3:05pm - 3:25pm EDT
3rd Floor Foyer

3:25pm EDT

⚡ Lightning Talk: What Are MicroVMs? And Why Should I Care? - Richard Case, SUSE
Have you heard the word “microVMs” and wondered what they are? Or perhaps it's a new term to you? The word itself implies that they are tiny virtual machines but is this true, and what really is microVM technology? MicroVM technology is used by AWS as a core building block for some of its services. So, it's got to be pretty good, right? Are there reasons, as a Service Provider or software vendor, that I should be considering this technology? Can you take advantage of NIC/Hardware acceleration? In this session, you’ll be taken on a tour of what microVMs are, their use cases and some current microVM open-source implementations. You’ll hopefully come away understanding what microVMs are and why they might be useful to you.

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Richard Case

Principal Engineer, SUSE
Richard Case is a Principal Engineer @SUSE where he works on building Kubernetes products and open source. He's currently one of the maintainers of the AWS, GCP, Microvm & RKE2 Cluster API providers.

Monday October 24, 2022 3:25pm - 3:35pm EDT
Room 331 ABC

3:40pm EDT

Automated Policy-Based Service Assurance in Cloud-Native Environments - Sandeep Sharma, Aarna Networks & Sundar Nadathur, Intel
Application orchestration across multiple Kubernetes clusters is becoming increasingly important, but policy-based service assurance and closed loop automation for applications continues to be a gap in the industry. We have developed an open-source solution to address this gap, using OPA, the popular policy engine, with EMCO, the multi-cluster orchestrator from Linux Foundation. Users can specify an action (and the corresponding actor) that should be taken on the application if certain conditions are met during the lifecycle of the application. The action could be re-configuration of application, scale out/in, migration to another cluster, etc. So, when deploying an application, the user can define declarative intents in EMCO that specify the OPA policy for that application, metrics to collect, the action to take on triggers, and the actor for that action. EMCO automates the policy configuration, metrics collection and policy enforcement. In this talk, you will learn about EMCO, OPA and how they come together for policy-based service assurance.


Sandeep Sharma

Software Engineer, Aarna Networks
Sandeep Sharma is a Software Engineer at Aarna Networks where is responsible for developing and launching products and services for edge enterprise and 5G application orchestration and use cases. Aarna is an open source company and Sandeep participates in the communities for EMCO... Read More →

Sundar Nadathur

Software Architect, Intel
Sundar has more than 20 years of experience in the industry spanning networking, virtualization, cloud/edge and accelerator offload technologies. At Intel, he co-architected the OPAE software stack for FPGAs. He was elected twice as Project Technical Lead of Project Cyborg, which... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2022 3:40pm - 4:10pm EDT
Room 331 ABC

4:15pm EDT

Integrating Cloud Native Data Plane (CNDP) with OMEC BESS-UPF - Manoj Gopalakrishnan & Elza Mathew, Intel
Cloud Native Data Plane (CNDP) is a set of user space libraries for accelerating packet processing for cloud applications. It aims to provide better performance over standard network socket interface. It uses an I/O layer primarily built on top of AF_XDP; an address family optimized for high performance packet processing. The Open Mobile Evolved Core's (OMEC) UPF project implements a 4G/5G User Plane Function that follows the 3GPP Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) architecture. This UPF is actively used as part of the Aether platform in conjunction with the SD-Core mobile core control plane. This talk presents the integration of CNDP with OMEC BESS-UPF, which is a software-based data path built on top of the Berkeley Extensible Software Switch (BESS) framework. The traffic flow through the UPF pipeline in a docker environment, the Kubernetes integration with AF_XDP plugins for Kubernetes and the Aether-in-a-box deployment will be covered. In addition, we describe platform technologies for GTP-U packet traffic steering and how this works along with XDP (eXpress Data Path) offload feature in NIC to redirect GTP-U packets directly to user space via AF-XDP.


Manoj Gopalakrishnan

Software Architect, Intel
Manoj is a software architect in Data plane networking team in Network and Edge group in Intel. He is currently working on building and optimizing cloud native services using network data plane technologies. He has over 20 years industry experience in multiple technology domains spanning... Read More →

Elza Mathew

Software Engineer, Intel
Elza is a software engineer at Intel working at the intersection of cloud native technologies and packet processing software libraries. Previously, Elza has also worked on ethernet networking driver software design and development for various OSes.

Monday October 24, 2022 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Room 331 ABC

4:50pm EDT

Closing Remarks - Lucina Stricko, Vulk Coop
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Lucina Stricko

Sr. Product Owner, Vulk Coop
Lucina Stricko is a co-owner at Vulk Co-operative (vulk.coop), maintainer of the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program (https://www.cncf.io/certification/cnf/) and the CNF Test Suite (https://github.com/cncf/cnf-testsuite), and contributor to the CNF Working Group. Lucina uses her Product Owner skills and empathy to combine features, priorities, and project plans to best serve the end user. When Lucina’s not creating GitHub issues, prioritizing backlogs or planning new features, she enjoys practicing... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2022 4:50pm - 5:00pm EDT
Room 331 ABC
  Opening/Closing Remarks

5:00pm EDT

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