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Building Sustainable Ecosystems for Cloud Native Software

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure. CNCF brings together the world’s top developers, end users, and vendors and runs the largest open source developer conferences. CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.

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CNCF serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing open source projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy.

Community Spotlight

We’re highlighting the best of the cloud native open source community to give thanks as well as to inspire and motivate.
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Community Leader

Liz Rice,
from contributor to KubeCon +
CloudNativeCon co-chair to TOC chair

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Ariel Jatib,
from organizing meetups to moderating webinars

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The project just graduated within CNCF.

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What is CNCF?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation builds sustainable ecosystems and fosters communities to support the growth and health of cloud native open source software.


News and Customer Testimonials

ContainerJournal: "CNCF Graduates Harbor Container Registry"

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today that the open source Harbor container registry has officially graduated, joining other projects such as Kubernetes and Prometheus monitoring software.  READ MORE

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The New Stack: "Kubernetes Authentication ‘Solved’: SPIFFE/SPIRE Move to CNCF Incubation"

It’s been just over two years now since the SPIFFE (Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone) and SPIRE (the SPIFFE Runtime Environment) projects joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and now the projects have moved on from the...

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DevClass: "CNCF plants SPIFFE and SPIRE into its incubator, looks to grow secure cloud projects"

Linux Foundation subsidiary Cloud Native Computing Foundation has promoted security projects SPIFFE and SPIRE into its incubator, where they join the likes of container runtime cri-o, registry Harbor, Argo, the Open Policy...

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The CNCF collaborates with more than 550 members, including all of the world’s largest cloud computing and software companies, as well as over 200 innovative startups. Join your peers in helping build and shape the cloud native ecosystem.

“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.

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End User Community

CNCF’s End User Community includes over 140 top companies and startups that depend on cloud native technologies and are committed to collaborative infrastructure development. The End User Community is an active participant in key technology decisions by CNCF-hosted projects. Jeff Brewer of Intuit and Katie Gamanji of American Express are the End User representatives to the Technical Oversight Committee.

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019 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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