Calico monthly roundup: October 2023

Welcome to the Calico monthly roundup: October edition! From open source news to live events, we have exciting updates to share—let’s get into it!


Join us at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023

We’re gearing up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2023 in Chicago. Join us at booth #G13 for exciting Kubernetes security updates and pick up some cool new Calico swag!

See what we’ve got planned.

Customer case study: eHealth

Calico provides visibility and zero-trust security controls for eHealth on Amazon EKS. Read our new case study to find out how.

Read case study.


Evaluating container firewalls for Kubernetes network security

Learn why a traditional firewall architecture doesn’t work for modern cloud-native applications and results in a huge resource drain in a production environment.

Read blog post

The State of Calico Open Source: Usage & Adoption Report 2023

Get insights into Calico’s adoption across container and Kubernetes environments, in terms of platforms, data planes, and policies.

Read the report.

Open source news

  • Read stories of Calico Open Source in action from our Calico Big Cats
  • Share your Calico Open Source journey and win a $25.00 gift card – Your journey with Calico Open Source matters to us! Share your experience and insight on how you solve problems and build your network security using Calico. Book a meeting to tell us about your journey. As a thank you, we’ll send you a $25.00 gift card!
  • Calico Live – Join the Calico community every Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET for a live discussion about learning how to leverage Calico and Kubernetes for networking and security. We will explore Kubernetes security and policy design, network flow logs and more. Join us live on LinkedIn or YouTube.
  • Watch our CNCF presentation – Learn how to simplify building Kubernetes cluster-mesh with Calico Open Source. Watch here.


  • Community meeting – Shape the future of Project Calico by attending the next monthly Project Calico community meeting on November 8th at 9:00 am PT. This event is online and brings you all the updates we are working on to help you with your cloud-native journey. Join the Zoom meeting.
  • Join Calico Big Cats, Calico’s ambassador program, if you are interested in being a part of our community events and helping us grow the Calico community. Find out more.
  • If you would like to contribute to the Calico Open Source community beyond GitHub, schedule a conversation to discuss event opportunities.
  • Connect with us online:

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Recent releases

In the news

Check out recent Tigera-related coverage.

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Learning resources


Hands-on experience at your pace. Use our self-paced tutorials to learn how to address common security and observability challenges for containers and Kubernetes.

See available tutorials here.

Help Center

Our Help Center is an important technical resource for users and customers of Calico Cloud and Calico Enterprise. The Help Center contains technical articles to help you install, configure and manage your Calico solution. Access the Help Center here.

O’Reilly eBook

Kubernetes security and observability: A holistic approach to securing containers and cloud-native applications – Learn why you need a holistic security and observability strategy for containers and cloud-native applications, and new cloud-native approaches for establishing security and observability for applications running on Kubernetes.

Get your free copy here


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White papers

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  • Certified Calico Operator: Azure Expert – Gain experience using the Calico–Azure integration through hands-on labs. By the end of this course, you will know more about Azure cloud, as well as managed, self-managed, and hybrid cluster deployment using Calico in Azure.
  • Certified Calico Operator: Level 1 – Understand how Kubernetes networking works, how to configure and manage a Calico network, and how to secure your cluster following today’s best practices.
  • Certified Calico Operator: AWS Expert – Understand several options for deploying Kubernetes in AWS, examine how the default AWS networking works, learn how to configure and manage Calico in AWS, and how to secure your AWS Kubernetes cluster.
  • Certified Calico Operator: eBPF course – By the end of this course, you’ll be able to run and modify simple eBPF programs, understand the deployment options and methods available with Calico’s eBPF data plane, and confidently deploy eBPF across multiple environment types.

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That’s a wrap!

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