DOP 178: Kubernetes Observability Using EBPF

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Show Notes

#178: Observability has been around since the dawn of computing. Around 1992, BPF was introduced. It gave us the ability to do network packet filtering. Around 22 years later in 2014, eBPF was included in Linux kernel 3.18, building on top of what was available with BPF. Now in 2022, eBPF is helping to supercharge Kubernetes observability.

In this episode, we speak with Shahar Azulay, CEO and Co-Founder of groundcover, about how eBPF is changing how we monitor our Kubernetes clusters in five minutes or less.


Shahar Azulay

Shahar Azulay

Shahar Azulay, CEO of groundcover is a serial R&D leader. Shahar brings experience in the world of cybersecurity and machine learning having worked as a leader in companies such as Apple, DayTwo, and Cymotive Technologies. Shahar spent many years in the Cyber division at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and holds three degrees in Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology as well as Tel Aviv University. Shahar strives to use technological learnings from this rich background and bring it to today’s cloud native battlefield in the sharpest, most innovative form to make the world of dev a better place.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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