News announced via LFN governing board member Koby Atival during ONE Summit keynoteFully open-sourced L3AF enables Kernel Function as a Service by providing complete lifecycle management of eBPF networking application programsThe project brings a strong existing ecosystem with support from Microsoft Wipro Tech Mahindra and more.

SAN FRANCISCO October 11 2021 LF Networking LFN which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open source networking projects today announced that Walmart has moved its L3AF project to the Linux Foundation. L3AF provides complete life-cycle management of eBPF networking application programs with the help of an advanced control plane offering a cloud and vendor-agnostic platform for launching and managing eBPF programs.

Koby Avital executive vice president Walmart Global Tech announced the news during his keynote address title as part of Open Networking and Edge ONE Summit Kubernetes on Edge Day this morning.

Im excited to open source L3AF a platform that has allowed us to operate various security and network functions in this omni environment said Koby Avital Executive Vice President Walmart Global Tech. With L3AF life cycle management weve been able to tap into the power of eBPF while accelerating and streamlining its usage. This has allowed us to replace third party and Cloud provider-specific solutions with a common platform thats not only much easier to manage but also more cost effective. By sharing this capability with the community we hope to help accelerate the development of solutions for managing an omni environment for other enterprises or service providers and bring about standards and practices that benefit everyone.

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