Cisco at KubeCon

North America 2018

December 11 - 13 — Seattle

Booth #D4

Build Together: Kubernetes for Your Multicloud World

December 11-13, 2018
Seattle, WA
Washington State Convention Center

Automate, simplify, and accelerate your business with Cisco open source solutions.

KubeCon 2018 was a great success! Over 2,000 attendees engaged with us on-site to learn how our comprehensive Cisco multicloud solutions can help them modernize their business applications for customer-centered experiences.


Visit our featured demo topics and speaking sessions held at KubeCon below to learn more, or connect with an expert team member.

Cisco on theCUBE

Learn how to navigate multicloud solutions straight from our Cisco experts. Refer to these video replays recorded live on theCUBE at KubeCon 2018.

Cisco Multicloud Solutions 

Get the scoop on CCP
Containers are arguably one of the most powerful technologies to emerge over the past few years, changing the way we develop, deploy, and manage applications – but this change is not without its share of tedious challenges. That’s where Cisco Container Platform comes in.
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With Cisco CloudCenter you can automate multicloud workload deployment, enforce multicloud governance, and optimize cloud service consumption to reduce risk and cloud costs. Learn more about how you can leverage CloudCenter to transform the way you do business.
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Meet with Cisco

Several Cisco executives and subject matter experts will be at KubeCon, and you have the opportunity to speak with them one-on-one about your business needs.


Send a message to if you are interested in meeting with Cisco at KubeCon 2018. Please indicate your subject area of interest in the email.
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Deep dive into Cisco solutions

Visit Cisco in booth #D4 and hear directly from our technical experts as they give live talks about topics including our new Hybrid Cloud Solution for Kubernetes on AWS, AppDynamics, the Network Service Mesh, Stealthwatch Cloud, and more.

DevNet Community
Learn how to get connected with Cisco technology experts, access online trainings, and take advantage of collaboration opportunities. 
Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud
Cisco Stealthwatch offers industry-leading, near real-time, cloud-based contextual threat detection and security monitoring for cloud, container, and on-premises networks – delivered in a single consolidated SOC view.
Cisco CloudCenter

Get the multicloud advantage. Use Cisco CloudCenter to more securely deploy and manage applications in multiple data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments.


AppDynamics offers application intelligence software that enables enterprises to monitor, analyze, and optimize complex environments at scale.

Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS

Deploy, connect, secure, and monitor your Kubernetes-based applications across on-premises and the AWS cloud.

Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud

Get the best of both cloud worlds. Extend on-premises environments to Google Cloud with networking, security, management, data center, open-source and API software and tools - all in one solution.


Tuesday, December 11

Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Tuesday, December 11

Time: 3:40pm - 4:15pm

Where: Skagit 2 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a novel approach solving L2/L3 network use cases in Kubernetes that are tricky to address with the existing Kubernetes Network Model. Inspired by Istio, Network Service Mesh maps the concept of a service mesh to L2/L3 payloads. Network Service Mesh enables a variety of types of Use Cases such as:

- Connecting Pods to VPN Gateways

- Non-Kubernetes virtual bridge domains  

- The right physical NIC or SR-IOV VF for their needs

- Multiple-interfaces

- Cloud-native NFV use cases


Network Service Mesh controls the L2/L3 data planes to deliver these types of use cases. Network Service Mesh enables users to express the context of their network needs in a Cloud Native manner, rather than manually stringing together disjoint interfaces, IPAM, and subnets. Finally, we discuss how audience members can get involved and help drive the direction and development of NSM.

Time: 4:30pm - 5:05pm

Where: Ballroom 6C


This presentation will demonstrate how to deploy one or more containerized, multi-node Kubernetes clusters on a single host. Each cluster runs in its own container, providing an easy, reliable, and repeatable method for spinning up one or more clusters on a host, and cleaning up when done. All dependencies are included in the container image, so all you need is Docker and a sense of adventure to spin up virtual clusters.

This methodology is based on the Kubeadm DinD Cluster (K-D-C) project, and spins up each K-D-C cluster in a Docker-in-Docker-in-Docker (DinDinD) configuration.


This presentation will demonstrate:

- Deployment of a multi-node cluster in a container
- Support for IPv6 clusters
- Multi-cluster Istio application on a single host

Time: 4:30pm - 5:05pm

Where: 611-614


What happens when your application outgrows a single cluster? How do you scale from one cluster to dozens without sacrificing high availability or performance? How do you structure your application to actually take advantage of multi-cluster environments?

In this session, you'll learn about multi-cluster topologies: different options for structuring your application architecture to naturally benefit from multiple Kubernetes environments. 

Whether you're building a new application from scratch or scaling up an existing deployment, this session will equip you with best practices, rules of thumb, and the right mental model for successfully using Multi-Cluster Kubernetes.

Time: 6:00pm

Where: Hall 4EF

Cisco Speaker: Lew Tucker, VP/CTO Cloud Computing, Cisco


Still running in a single cloud? We didn’t think so. On-prem. Public. Hybrid. It’s rapidly becoming a multicloud world, and open source technologies are at the forefront of this transformation. We’ll look at how simplifying container orchestration with Kubernetes and streamlining communication between microservices with Istio are accelerating development processes and forging entirely new levels of business agility.

Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Tuesday, December 11

Wednesday, December 12

Time: 1:45pm - 2:20pm

Where: 611-614


Kubernetes support for IPv6-only clusters was added as an alpha feature in Kubernetes 1.9. Clusters can now be run in either IPv4-only or IPv6-only modes. However, there are some scenarios that require access to legacy IPv4-only (or IPv6-only) clients or services either internal or external to the cluster. The lack of dual-stack support is an impediment to adoption and deployment of IPv6 in Kubernetes.

This presentation will provide an overview of the proposed Kubernetes Dual Stack feature. This will include a discussion of:

- API changes
- Addressing model
- CNI network plugin requirements
- Dual-stack external access
- Dual-stack ingress
- Load balancer operation
- Dual-stack CI
- Limitations / Restrictions

Thursday, December 13

Tuesday, December 11

Wednesday, December 12

Thursday, December 13

Time: 10:50am - 11:25am

Where: Skagit 2 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


In this talk, you will learn about some of the Advanced Network Application Design Patterns that Network Service Mesh enables. Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a novel approach solving complicated L2/L3 use cases in Kubernetes that are tricky to address with the existing Kubernetes Network Model. Inspired by Istio, Network Service Mesh maps the concept of a service mesh to L2/L3 payloads. The NSM architecture can be naturally extended to allow interaction of the NSM with the physical network enabling cloud providers to offer value-add services like: Connecting a customers Pod(s) to a network egress specific to that customer Introspecting the Network Service Mesh control messaging to adapt the physical network to serve customer needs better. Allowing customers to request specific physical network services. The NSM community has developed several design patterns for solving problems in K8s that may be of utility to others working in other problem domains in K8s. This talk discusses those design patterns and their benefits.

Sunday, October 14

Monday, October 15

Tuesday, October 16


Dane Leblanc

Technical Leader, Cisco

Paul Michali

Technical Leader, Cisco

Rob Pothier

Technical Leader, Cisco

Lew Tucker, Cisco’s Cloud Computing VP/CTO delivered a keynote on navigating a multicloud world at KubeCon’s opening day session. Learn more here:


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