Guest post by Bill Mulligan

Cilium has seen massive growth in both contribution and adoption in 2022. The 2022 Cilium Annual Report seeks to capture some of the Cilium project’s contributor and end user community growth and activities.

This report documents both quantitative measures of community health (project milestones and snapshot) as well as qualitative measures of the community as reported by community leaders, end users, and contributors to the project. It covers a wide range of topics, including contributor growth, release highlights, results from the Cilium User Survey, where Cilium is in production, community quotes and engagement, events from the year, and where the project is heading in 2023.

The highlight of the report is how it showcases that end users across diverse industries like finance, retail, software, and telecommunications are all realizing the benefits of Cilium and eBPF and have shown that it is production ready at scale. 2022 was the year when Cilium became the standard CNI and kicked off the ecosystem of projects and integrations around Cilium.

Once you have read the 2022 Cilium Annual Report, there are many ways to get involved. The best way to start is to check out the Cilium project on GitHub. There, you can find information about the project, as well as ways to get involved, such as reporting bugs, suggesting new features, or contributing code. Additionally, the Cilium community is active on Slack and Twitter. If you want to just follow along for now, be sure to sign up for the newsletter. If you have any questions or comments, please please reach out to