HarmonyCloud, QAware, Solinea, SUSE and TenxCloud Align with Foundation to Further Cloud Native Ecosystem During Sold Out CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe

BERLIN – CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe – March 29, 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 Hangzhou HarmonyCloud Technology LTD, QAware, Solinea, SUSE and TenxCloud have joined the Foundation as its newest members. These new members will join the 1,500 cloud native developers, users and experts in Berlin for CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe.

Based in U.S, China and Europe, the new members represent fast-growing regions for cloud native activity and are committed to investing in, contributing to and sponsoring the development of applications based on microservices, containerization and dynamic orchestration.

“The cloud native movement is increasingly spreading to all parts of the world, which is on display this week at our flagship event in Berlin,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re excited to welcome new members from Europe and Asia and showcase some of the most prolific cloud native developers and users in the world at CloudNativeCon/KubeCon. As we gain more international members, CNCF is able to have a broader, deeper impact on the future of the cloud native ecosystem.”

About the newest gold member:

SUSE, headquartered in Germany, is a pioneer in open source software working to facilitate applications and developers as it provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. Twenty-five years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help SUSE’s customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. SUSE provides customers a holistic approach to orchestration and management by providing Kubernetes-as-a-Service capabilities in SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7, a Kubernetes-integrated container OS delivered with SUSE Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) Platform, and the convergence of CaaS and PaaS with the soon-to-be-released SUSE solution based on Cloud Foundry with Kubernetes as a key component.

“Modern business is moving to the software-defined data center to optimize mission-critical availability and quickly deliver new services,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE. “SUSE solutions enable innovative open source technologies that are hardened for software-defined infrastructure-based enterprise operations, backed by outstanding support. This move toward software-defined infrastructure includes a growing emphasis on container and cloud technologies, and CNCF has become the natural home for many of the leading open source projects that will enable the software-defined data center of the future. This the ideal time for SUSE to join the CNCF community as a gold member, as SUSE is focused on providing customers with a holistic approach to orchestration and management.”

About the newest silver members:

HarmonyCloud, based in Hangzhou, is a container-based cloud platform provider focused on building enterprise PaaS platforms on open source projects like Kubernetes. The company provides enterprise clients with enhanced features on runtime security, networking and storage, and enabling microservice-based applications, distributed tracing and automated CI/CD.
“The core HarmonyCloud team, which is from SEL Lab Zhejiang University, has made great contributions to Kubernetes and the cloud native space,” said Aoyu Wang, CEO of HarmonyCloud. “We’ve used our knowledge and expertise to automate and optimize the deployment of cloud applications based on container technologies, and this makes CNCF membership a perfect fit for us. We look forward to making continued contributions to the container-based technologies fostered and incubated by CNCF.”

QAware, based in Germany, is an independent software manufacturer and consultancy – analyzing, renovating, developing and implementing software systems and cloud native applications for customers whose success heavily depends on IT. These applications provide enterprises with a decisive advantage, as they make processes and products possible that were previously unimaginable.

“Building cloud native applications is a revolutionary way of making systems possible that were previously unimaginable,” said Josef Adersberger, CTO at QAware. “We love to share our experience, drive discussions with other cloud native experts and contribute to leading open source technology, which is why we are very happy to join forces with the CNCF.”

Solinea, headquartered in San Francisco, is the leading professional services partner that accelerates enterprise cloud adoption. The company works with enterprises and service providers to help them achieve their agile, secure and transformational objectives by developing multi and hybrid cloud adoption strategies, driving cloud native enablement through the integration of containers and microservices, and accelerating application delivery to the cloud through innovative DevOps solutions.

“Partnering with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is the right decision as we look ahead at how best to architect and deploy open, vendor-agnostic cloud solutions for our current and future clients,” says Francesco Paola, CEO of Solinea. “As we work with leading global enterprises and service providers to architect and deploy cloud, container and microservices solutions at scale, to drive agility into the organization, it is important for us to work with an exceptional team that understand our clients’ needs. CNCF is the right choice.”

TenxCloud, based in Beijing, is an innovation-driven cloud computing company founded in 2014. It is the first Kubernetes-based enterprise-class container cloud platform in China. The platform provides application-centric container cloud products and solutions that cover lightweight container virtualization, microservices, DevOps, continuous delivery and more.

“At the end of 2015, TenxCloud released China’s first enterprise-based container cloud platform based on the open source project Kubernetes, we want to help enterprises to achieve rapid delivery of business applications and continuous innovation,” said Jerry Huang, CEO of TenxCloud. “The development of TenxCloud benefits from the open source community, so it’s our pleasure to promote the development of container technology and we look forward to making contributions to CNCF’s projects.”

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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, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, and rkt; 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://www.cncf.io/.


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