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Viktor Gamov: Gateway to the Future: A Brief History of Kubernetes Ingress

Viktor Gamov is a Principal Developer Advocate at Kong, a cloud API connectivity company. Viktor has comprehensive expertise in building distributed systems and cloud-native architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping architects and developers design and develop low latency, scalable, and highly available systems. He is a Java Champion and professional conference speaker on distributed systems, streaming data, JVM, and DevOps topics. He’s regular on events including JavaOne, Devoxx, SpringOne, QCon, and others. Furthermore, he co-authored books O’Reilly’s «Enterprise Web Development» and Manning’s «Apache Kafka® in Action». He blogs at and co-hosts KongCast Follow Viktor on Twitter, where he posts there about gym life, food, open-source, and Kong and Cloud.


Gateway to the Future: A Brief History of Kubernetes Ingress.

Join Viktor Gamov, a Principal Developer Advocate with Kong, as he navigates the evolution of Kubernetes Ingress. Starting with the basics, he'll explain how Ingress is pivotal in managing external access to services within a Kubernetes cluster through HTTP and HTTPS routes.

He'll also address its limitations - the challenge of managing multiple Ingress resources, inconsistencies across different controllers, and inherent limitations in handling non-L7 protocols like TCP and UDP.

The talk then shifts gear toward the future - the Gateway API. This next evolution of Kubernetes networking expands beyond HTTP/HTTPS, promising improved traffic routing and the capability to handle diverse protocols, thus addressing Ingress's limitations.

He'll explain how the Gateway API introduces resources like GatewayClass and Gateway to provide a flexible, structured way of defining traffic routing paths, simplifying traffic management in complex environments.

Adding to the mix, Viktor will hint at how the Kong Gateway and Ingress Controller can leverage the Gateway API to extend their capabilities, offering a robust and more flexible networking experience.

Whether you're a Kubernetes beginner or a seasoned pro, this talk promises a wealth of insights. Join us to explore Kubernetes Ingress and step into its promising future with the Gateway API.


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