Kubernetes and CNI: What’s Next — Making It Easier to Write Networking Plugins


Linux containers have changed the way we think about application architecture and the speed at which we can deliver on business requirements. They provide consistency and portability across environments and allow developers to focus on application innovation rather than underlying execution details. One container by itself, however, is just a useful way to package an application; many containers, working together and running at scale, can transform an enterprise. That’s where Kubernetes comes in, providing the capabilities to deploy and orchestrate Linux containers at the volume needed to drive real business results and power innovation.

While containers provide the application packaging and Kubernetes delivers the ability weave large, complex applications from simpler containerized components, these two technologies by themselves lack a common way to communicate outside of their specific stack. But there is an answer to this challenge: the Container Networking Interface (CNI),…

Read more at The New Stack