November 12th (Tuesday) \ Morning Keynote \ Main stage
This year, HAProxy reached a significant milestone: the release of a new, major version, 2.0! Many changes have been stirring up the realm of high availability, including the rise of containerized and cloud-native applications, Kubernetes, and heightened awareness about security threats. The community has worked hard to add features that enhance HAProxy for even more use cases. Willy Tarreau, HAProxy community leader, and Daniel Corbett, Director of Product at HAProxy Technologies, will update attendees about recent product changes and show recognition to major contributors. They will describe what’s coming up on the product roadmap and give an overview of exciting additions to the HAProxy suite including the HAProxy Data Plane API and the HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller.
Willy released the first version of HAProxy in 2001, welcomed the first contribution in 2004 and became a Linux kernel maintainer in 2006. His focus has always been on the lower layers where efficiency can still be improved after everything was squeezed at visible layers, and on reliability, probably because he hates revisiting complex code. By better layering an already robust and efficient core, he aims at making the project more accessible to new contributors interested in having fun doing great things without dealing with the apparent complexity of a full-featured load balancer.
Daniel is the Director of Product at HAProxy Technologies. Daniel has a background in high traffic hosting environments in both a senior devops position as well as fulfilling the role of a senior security analyst.