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Friday, November 13 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Securely Connecting Financial Workloads in Kubernetes: Three Real-world Examples - Neela Jacques & Dan Wendlandt, Isovalent

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"We've chosen Kubernetes as our platform of choice for the next 10+ years" said the lead architect at one of the world's largest investment banks. "But we can't migrate our most critical apps onto it right now." We hear this from almost every major financial services company, from banks to insurance companies. Kubernetes is the future, but the limitations of the simple default networking in Kubernetes results in critical gaps to securely and reliably running high-performance financial applications on this new cloud native infrastructure . We will discuss these challenges in the context of three real-world user stories - from a large US bank, a major US insurance company, and a European payment processing platform. We will explore how each company leveraged a new open source Linux networking & security project called Cilium to provide secure, high-performance, and reliable connectivity to financial services applications running on Kubernetes clusters that spanned multiple geographies, all while giving their security teams the isolation and auditability required to meet strict financial compliance requirements.

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Dan Wendlandt

Cofounder & CEO, Isovalent
Dan has been a leader in open source networking and security since helping start the Open vSwitch (OVS) project while at Nicira. OVS became the most popular software-defined networking platform for Linux and as part of that work Dan created and acted at the project technical lead... Read More →
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Neela Jacques

VP, Isovalent
As Executive Director of the pioneering OpenDaylight open source project, Neela had a front row seat to two major industry challenges. 1. The need to bring greater intelligence, flexibility and simplicity to our network infrastructures - to bring an antiquated networking model into... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 1:15pm - 1:45pm EST
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