Leading Chinese fintech company increases commitment to cloud native technology
Shanghai, China – June 24, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Ant Financial has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.
Founded in 2014, Ant Financial, together with its partners, now serves over one billion users worldwide through its dedication to using technology to provide inclusive financial services. In joining as a Gold Member, the company will boost CNCF’s roster of Chinese companies that are eager to foster the adoption of cloud native technology and innovation, along with Ant Financial’s related company Alibaba, which is also a CNCF member.
“Ant Financial is a good example of the surge of interest in and adoption around cloud native technologies that we’ve seen in China, with its commitment to running Kubernetes at massive scale, creating financial solutions that are used by millions across Asia,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have the company join CNCF, bringing its open source expertise to our global cloud native community.”
Ant Financial is committed to contributing and opening its technology to financial institutions and partners across the globe, especially for use in cloud native architectures with technologies like Kubernetes, service mesh, serverless, containers and more.
Ant Financial has contributed to CNCF projects, including Kubernetes, and has organized several meetups in China that cover Kubernetes, cloud native, and service mesh. The company has also contributed to Kubernetes-based projects, like KubeFlow, and developed and open sourced several of its own projects including Scalable Open Financial Architecture (SOFA) and SOFAMesh, and Node Operators for Kubernetes.
“Last year, open source celebrated its 20th anniversary. For its next ten years, the newest and most crucial application of open source may lie in transforming financial services technologies to make them more accessible to people around the world,” said Hu Xi, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Ant Financial. “We at Ant Financial, and our open source SOFAStack, are excited to be a part of this shared technology ecosystem and we hope it will bring more equal opportunities to organizations around the world.”
Ant Financial is joining other CNCF members this week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China in Shanghai, where experts from Ant Financial and their colleagues from Alibaba, Baidu, eBay, Google, JD.com, Microsoft and many more are presenting on today’s most pressing cloud native topics.
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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 cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.
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蚂蚁金服成立于 2014 年，致力于利用技术提供普惠金融服务，目前与其全球合作伙伴共同为超过 10 亿用户提供服务。通过成为 CNCF 金牌会员，蚂蚁金服将加入 CNCF 中国会员公司大家庭，与相关公司阿里巴巴等其他 CNCF 会员共同推进云原生技术和创新成果在中国的采用。
云原生计算基金会执行董事 Dan Kohn 表示：“蚂蚁金服是云原生技术在中国越发受关注和日益普及的一个很好例证，公司借助大规模 Kubernetes来打造亚洲数百万人在使用的金融解决方案。我们很高兴这家公司能够加入 CNCF 并将其开源专业知识带到我们的全球云原生社区。”
蚂蚁金服副首席技术官胡喜表示：“去年，开源庆祝诞生 20 周年。未来十年，最前沿和最关键的开源应用或将革新金融服务技术，以方便世界各地的人们使用。蚂蚁金服很高兴能够带着我们的开源 SOFAStack 加入这个共享技术生态系统，我们希望它能够为全球组织带来更多平等的机会。”
本周，蚂蚁金服将与其他 CNCF 会员相聚中国上海 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon +开源峰会，届时蚂蚁金服专家以及来自阿里巴巴、百度、eBay、Google、京东，Microsoft 等公司的同行将就当今最紧迫的云原生话题发表演讲。
云原生计算使用开源软件堆栈将应用部署为微服务，将每个部分打包到各自的容器中，并动态编排这些容器以优化资源利用率。云原生计算基金会 (CNCF) 托管着云原生软件堆栈的关键组件，包括 Kubernetes 和 Prometheus。CNCF 提供了一个中立的合作平台，汇聚了业内顶尖开发人员、最终用户和厂商，包括全球最大的公有云和企业软件公司以及数十家创新型初创公司。CNCF 隶属于非营利性组织 Linux Foundation。如欲了解更多有关 CNCF 的信息，请访问 www.cncf.io。
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