Calico/VPP : Unlocking performance & innovation for large scale Kubernetes clusters
Calico/VPP data plane renderer was introduced as Tech Preview in Calico 3.19 for Kubernetes. It leverages the FD.io/VPP userspace data plane which brings great benefits in terms of performance and flexibility for large-scale Kubernetes clusters. Thanks to its fast IPSec & Wireguard implementation, it makes it possible to provide intra-cluster full mesh crypto without compromising performance. Beyond performance, it implements differentiated features like MagLev based load balancing with DSR for k8s services making it a good choice for large-scale applications having strong high availability requirements. This is the first release but moving forward, it will provide support for superfast packet-oriented virtual interfaces as well TCP/UDP/Quic stack to applications having extreme networking performance.