Leader in Platform as a Service and a pioneer of cloud native principles, Heroku demonstrates a significant commitment to cloud native innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 27, 2024 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that Heroku has joined the Foundation as a Platinum member and will have a representative on the CNCF Governing Board. 

Salesforce Heroku, a leader in Platform as a Service (PaaS), is used by developers to deploy, manage, and scale modern apps. The company has championed concepts like stateless applications and separate build and run stages that have become “The Twelve-Factor App.” This approach empowered developers to create portable, scalable, and reliable applications. The Twelve-Factor App influence extends beyond Heroku’s user base, shaping industry practices for building and deploying software. These principles became a significant part of the foundations for cloud native applications. 

“Heroku is pleased to join CNCF as a Platinum member, reinforcing our commitment to advancing cloud native technologies and contributing to the open source community alongside our peer innovators,” said Bob Wise, CEO, Heroku. “Heroku is a big believer in the work CNCF is doing to create a landscape of vendor-neutral open source we can all rely on for the long term.”

Heroku is a founding member of the Cloud Native Buildpacks (CNB), a CNCF incubation project, as well as active project maintainers. CNB takes application source code and transforms it into an OCI image without the need for Dockerfiles. This helps organizations standardize how their images are built, improving both the day one and day two stories. As one of the pioneers of cloud native principles, Heroku is now building on top of cloud native technologies like Kubernetes, CNB, and OpenTelemetry. 

“We are pleased that Heroku has joined CNCF as a Platinum member,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the CNCF. “This significant investment is a testament to the importance and continued growth of cloud native technologies and the thriving ecosystem that has flourished around Kubernetes and cloud native. Heroku’s commitment to open source infrastructure is welcomed and will be a significant asset to the community.”

Heroku will be sharing more innovations at Salesforce’s biggest customer event Dreamforce, happening September 17-19, 2024. 

Join Heroku and other CNCF members at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China in Hong Kong, August 21-23, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in Salt Lake City, November 12-15, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in London, UK, April 1-4, 2025.

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Cloud native computing empowers organizations to build and run scalable applications with an open source software stack in public, private, and hybrid clouds. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. CNCF brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors and runs the largest open source developer conferences in the world. Supported by more than 800 members, including the world’s largest cloud computing and software companies, as well as over 200 innovative startups, CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation. For more information, please visit www.cncf.io.


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