Today we talk about cloud ☁️ as we have on stage Federico Paolinelli from Red Hat to talk us about MetalLB.

MetalLB is a load balancer for Kubernetes instances deployed on bare metal. If you like me are curious to learn what this means, what is Kubernetes, why do you need a load balancer and why would you deploy on bare metal… don’t miss this episode!

Federico will walk us through this project, explaining how he became a maintainer of a Cloud Native Computing Foundation project, what are its use cases and its challenges.

Enjoy the show 👨‍🍳

Show Notes

  • 00.00 Intro
  • 00.45 Episode Start
  • 01.19 Federico’s Introduction
  • 07.30 What is MetalLB?
  • 08.07 What is Kubernetes?
  • 10.23 What is a Load Balancer?
  • 12.16 Running Kubernetes on bare metal
  • 15.16 Load Balancing Internals
  • 20.07 Unexpected use cases
  • 22.02 What’s the history of MetalLB?
  • 24.23 The RedHat model
  • 26.19 CI and Testing
  • 28.45 Go vs Rust?
  • 33.37 What does it mean to join the CNCF?
  • 37.12 How is this project funded?
  • 39.42 The future of MetalLB
  • 40.55 Further reading
  • 42.45 Where people can find you online?


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