The last couple of months have been tremendously exciting for everyone working on Cilium and BPF. We have witnessed a fast growing community of Cilium users as well as the rapid increase of BPF usage and development with companies such as Google joining the existing already strong BPF community of engineers from Facebook, Netflix, Red Hat and many more. Possibly the strongest signal on the success of BPF has been the decisions of the Linux kernel community to replace the in-kernel implementation of iptables with BPF.
All of this has allowed us to advance BPF quickly and mature the Cilium project very effectively. Our warmest shoutouts go to everyone who has joined us on this incredible journey since we initially announced Cilium at DockerCon 2017. Your support in the form of contributing code, providing feedback and spreading the word has been incredible.