Sustaining and Integrating Open Source Technologies

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation builds sustainable ecosystems and fosters
a community around a constellation of high-quality projects that orchestrate
containers as part of a microservices architecture.

CNCF serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy, fostering collaboration
between the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors.

What is CNCF?

CNCF is an open source software foundation dedicated to making cloud native computing universal and sustainable. Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. Cloud native technologies enable software developers to build great products faster.


News and Customer Testimonials

The New Stack: "How PingCAP’s TikV Is Set to Process Transactions from China’s 800 Million Internet Shoppers"

It wasn’t that long ago when Kevin Xu, general manager of global strategy and operations at PingCAP, remembers walking into what he described as a “dark and dingy” basement at an internet...

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Packt: "'Don’t break your users and create a community culture', says Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019"

At the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019, Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux and Git was in a conversation with Dirk...

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The New Stack: "NATS 2.0: Like Containers for Messaging"

At the core of a microservices software architecture lies the ability for each containerized workload to communicate with one another in a secure and dynamic fashion. Cloud native messaging system...

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News and Community Testimonials

Reflections on the Fifth Anniversary of Kubernetes

Five years ago, Kubernetes was released into the world. Like all newborns, it was small, limited in functionality, and had only a few people involved in its creation. Unlike most newborns, it also involved a great deal of code written in Bash.

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TOC Approves CNCF SIGs and Creates Security and Storage SIGs

Earlier this year, the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to create CNCF Special Interest Groups (SIGs). CNCF SIGs are currently being bootstrapped in various focus areas and primarily led by recognized experts and supported by contributors.

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019 - Barcelona Recap Video
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Barcelona 2019 recap video. The conference features presentations from developers and end users of Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy and all of the other CNCF-hosted projects.
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CNCF has over 400 members including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. The shifts in cloud computing, applications, and data have changed the technology and business conversation from just “How are you reducing my costs?” to also “How are you accelerating my business?” Join your industry peers in helping build and shape the cloud native ecosystem, its use cases and applications.

“Having certifications and foundation membership helps our customers know that we have passed many filters established by a rock-solid community of cloud native companies, developers, and enthusiasts. That helps our business. And as an open source consumer, we have a responsibility to support CNCF. “ 

Mark Brandon, CEO and Co-Founder of Qbox.

The success of CNCF is due to the contributions and support of our developer community and member companies. Learn how your organization can help sustain our projects.

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End User Community

CNCF’s End User Community is growing and made up of 90+ top companies and startups that are committed to accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies and improving the deployment experience. Jeff Brewer of Intuit is the End User representative to the Technical Oversight Committee.

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Events and Webinars

Upcoming Events


Open Source Summit Japan

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:00 pm

Location: Tokyo Conference Center Ariake 1 Chome-9-36 Konan, Minato
Tokyo , 108-0075 Japan

Upcoming Webinars


CNCF Webinar Series – What's New in Kubernetes 1.15

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm

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Training & Certification

Adopting new technology can be challenging, especially when it’s hard to find qualified people. The CNCF offers training and certification for key CNCF technologies like Kubernetes to ensure that organizations can train their own employees or hire from a strong body of experienced talent.

We offer a free Kubernetes Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) through our partnership with edX, and self-paced and instructor-led Kubernetes training. We also offer the official Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification to ensure a high level of expertise in the ecosystem.

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019 Community

Don’t miss your chance to engage with the growing community at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China, being held June 24-26, 2019 in Shanghai or at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, being held November 18-21, 2019 in San Diego!

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 Highlights

“CNCF events are without exception the smoothest (from the attendee side), highest value, and most welcoming I have attended in over thirty years of doing this.” - Roger Klorese, SUSE

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