Cloud Native Computing Foundation Continues Efforts to Drive Cloud Native Adoption with Application-Focused New Members

By March 7, 2017Announcement

Foundation to exhibit during anticipated Google Cloud Next event

 SAN FRANCISCO – Google Cloud Next – March 7, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Bitnami and Kinvolk have joined the Foundation as Silver Members to encourage dynamically scalable cloud native application development for the benefit of both enterprise and end-user customers. In addition, Box has joined as an end user supporter. The CNCF Google Cloud Next booth, staffed with the Foundation team and member company technologists, will be located Moscone Center West Booth D1.

Join CNCF and the #SFK8s Meetup for a panel on Cloud Native Computing at Google Launchpad (301 Howard, San Francisco) on March 9 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Speakers will plan to discuss Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd and Prometheus during a Q&A with leaders from each project. Please RSVP here.

These new members – which have each implemented or contributed to one of today’s most innovative cloud native applications – solidify the growing prominence of the cloud native ecosystem and its impact on modern enterprise infrastructures.

“Today’s cloud native technologies empower developers to create resilient and dynamically scalable applications like never before,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to be working with Bitnami, Box and Kinvolk to improve developer engagement with our growing list of technology projects.”

The companies join CNCF’s member network of more than 70 cloud native stewards, many of whom will attend CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe in Berlin on March 29-30.

About the newest silver members:

Bitnami is a leading provider of ready-to-run server applications and automation for the software supply chain. With over one million deployments each month, Bitnami-packaged open source applications for the cloud provide a consistent, secure and up-to-date optimized experience – for both developers and end users – on any platform.

“Building upon our investments in the cloud native and open container space – including contributions to Kubernetes-related projects such as Helm and Monocular and creating development environment containers for the Eclipse Che project – Bitnami is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Skippbox,” said Erica Bescia, COO of Bitnami. “Bitnami’s mission to simplify the deployment of cloud- and container-optimized applications makes CNCF membership a perfect fit for us.”

 Kinvolk is a Berlin-based development company focused on building, and building upon, the open-source software projects making up the foundation of modern Linux systems. Kinvolk works with clients to build some of the most challenging and cutting-edge cloud infrastructure projects in the industry. If a project is pushing the boundaries of what Linux can do, that’s when Kinvolk can help most.

“The shift to cloud native and microservice-based applications has been a driver of innovation for projects at the core of modern Linux systems, where Kinvolk focuses its efforts,” said Chris Kühl, CEO and co-founder of Kinvolk. “We’ve used our expertise in user-space and systemd to help build rkt, the container runtime from CoreOS, and our knowledge of Linux internals and ebpf to gather system metrics more efficiently and reliably in Weave Scope, the monitoring and visualization tool from Weaveworks. At Kinvolk, we look forward to continuing to help build innovative Linux technologies that cloud native computing is driving.”

About the newest end user supporters:

Box is a leader in cloud content management. The company enables businesses to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box today powers more than 71,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G and The GAP.

“As an early adopter of Kubernetes, we’re happy to share our expertise and learnings with both the CNCF TOC and end users going into production,” said Sam Ghods, co-founder of Box. “Box is using Kubernetes with great results and we are exploring other cloud native technologies to empower developers to run their infrastructure in the cloud and balance request traffic in real-time across applications.”

As an end user supporter, Box has joined other end user companies like Goldman Sachs, eBay, Capital One, Ticketmaster, AT&T and NCSOFT on the End User Technical Advisory Board (TAB). For additional information on end user memberships, end user supporters and the End User TAB, please visit: www.cncf.io/about/end-user-community.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing and gRPC; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.