Welcome to CNCF

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.

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

In Memoriam: Dan Kohn

November 20, 1972 – November 1, 2020
Former Executive Director of CNCF

Contribute in Memory of Dan

Build and shape the cloud native ecosystem

Become a CNCF member

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.

Upcoming events

October 12-15, 2021
Los Angeles, United States
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“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

Latest announcements

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Receives Renewed $3 Million Cloud Credit Grant from Google Cloud
December 17, 2020
Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces etcd Graduation
November 24, 2020
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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces 2020 Community Awards Winners
November 20, 2020

Latest blog posts

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Q3-Q4 LFX (previously CommunityBridge) Program: 14 CNCF Interns Graduate!
January 22, 2021
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How to connect microservices: Part 1 Types of communication
January 22, 2021
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Thread-Per-Core Buffer Management for a modern Kafka-API storage system
January 21, 2021

Latest Tweets

https://t.co/jeAs3Yb3tO – It’s here! Huge shoutout to @Itsuugo @theamwat for stepping up as our new OWNERS / maintainers 🎉

I’m also excited about the brand new rewritten contributor guide, and the ability to run in Google Cloud Shell for a free toy cluster anywhere 😁

🎉 Linkerd 2.9.2-edge-21.1.3 has been released!

👉 Improved proxy diagnostics and recovery when proxy is temporarily unable to route requests
👉 Updated ‘viz’ and ‘multicluster’ CLI sub-commands for consistency
👉 Added JSON log output for control plane


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Join the CNCF 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.

Dave Zolotusky of Spotify and Alena Prokharchyk of Apple are the End User representatives to the Technical Oversight Committee.

End User case studies

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