Computing giant reinforces its commitment to cloud native technology

SAN DIEGO – November 19, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NAThe Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that Arm has upgraded its membership to platinum.

Arm, the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property (IP), originally joined the Linux Foundation ten years ago and joined CNCF as a gold member in February 2019. The company has long been an active contributor to CNCF projects including Kubernetes, containerd, Envoy, Vitess, Etcd, Helm, Rook, and others, and also serves as the primary sponsor of the Fluentd project and its ecosystem, including Fluentd core, SDKs, and Fluent Bit.

“The CNCF community is invaluable in delivering the technologies that will handle the evolving demands of today’s massive number of connected devices,” said Kevin Ryan, senior director of software ecosystem at Arm. “Arm’s platinum membership reinforces our commitment to advancing the capabilities of cloud native technologies and we look forward to increasing our involvement in CNCF projects.”

The CNCF CI Working Group works closely with Arm to provide full continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) for CNCF projects. Arm leads efforts on projects to bring Kubernetes to the edge, with initiatives including Project Cassini and partnerships focused on cloud native at the edge.

“As a CNCF member, and a longtime member of the Linux Foundation, Arm has made significant contributions to the open source community,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We remain impressed by the level of commitment from Arm, and we are very pleased that it increased its membership to help us foster cloud native projects to handle large amounts of data at scale.”

Arm will be one of many CNCF members attending the largest ever KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America this week in San Diego. Join Arm engineers during the show as they lead sessions on Fluentd and Fluent Bit.

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