What Role will eBPF Play in the Service Mesh?

August 23, 2022

eBPF is a powerful and flexible technology that has been around for over 30 years, but it’s now gaining popularity within the cloud native computing ecosystem. It can solve many problems for the service mesh and enhance it. With its increasing popularity, some have even started asking whether eBPF could replace the service mesh entirely. In this TFiR Let’s Talk episode, William Morgan, Buoyant CEO and creator of Linkerd, and host Swapnil discuss eBPF in the context of cloud native computing and Kubernetes networking, the pros and cons of eBPF, compare it to the sidecars model, and contrasting them from operational and security perspectives.