This year’s biggest KubeCon Event is being held in Detroit, Michigan.

Here are a few announcements today during the keynote session and by the CloudNative Team.


Priyanka Sharma, Executive Director at Cloud Native Computing Foundation, announced CONTRIBFEST.  Happening right now at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, ContribFest comprises of a series of sessions where you can work, contribute and hack on projects that interests you.

Support for Loading Cross-Architecture Images

The latest release of Kubernetes allows you to load cross architecture images when using kind load docker-image or kind load image-archive, and now instructs containerd to import all architectures. This means that if you have a multi-arch docker run enables such as Docker Desktop, you can still load and run pods and images.

Azure CNI Powered by Cilium

Azure CNI powered by Cilium is now live and available of Azure CNI powered by Cilium. This new dataplane came out of a collaboration of Microsoft and Isovalent and combines Cilium with the existing control plane of Azure CNI to bring a high-performance eBPF-based dataplane with extensive security and observability capabilities to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Public Preview of Virtual Pod Autoscaler (VPA)

VPA on AKS is based on the Open-Source Virtual Pod Autoscaler which frees users from the necessity of setting up-to-date resource limits and requests for the container in their pods. When configured, it will set the requests automatically based on usage and thus allow proper scheduling onto nodes so that appropriate resource amount is available for each pod.

Support for Kata Containers on AKS for Pod Sandboxing

The support for Kata containers paves the way for users now to achieve higher security for resources and applications workloads especially when they share a single AKS cluster and stronger workload isolation.

Join us at Kubecon

Will you be attending Kubecon? We’d love to meet you too! Reach out to our Founder & CEO Kyle Campbell (@kc_dot_io)

Happy Building!!