Giles Heron is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems, and is based in London. His current focus is on high-performance container-networking solutions. Before joining Cisco Giles was Principal Network Architect at BT, and was responsible for the end-to-end architecture of BT's 21st Century Network.
Giles has over 25 years' experience in the networking arena, having started as a software engineer coding X.25, SNA and IP protocol stacks, and then having made the transition into network architecture. Giles is the co-inventor of the MPLS pseudowire technology, and served as co-chair of the IETF L2VPN Working Group.
Moving the CNI to User Space
In this presentation we will explain why and how container networking is moving from the kernel into user space through projects such as the Contiv-VPP CNI plug-in (which leverages the Linux Foundation's fd.io project).