According to analyst Gartner, the market has chosen Kubernetes as the de facto container orchestration technology, and at the recent KubeCon conference in Shanghai, several businesses joined the user community for Kubernetes.
We talk with Dan Kohn, the Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to catch up with all things cloud native, the CNCF, and the world of Kubernetes. Dan updated us on the growth KubeCon / CloudNativeCon, the state of Cloud Native and where innovation is happening, serverless being on the rise, and Kubernetes dominating the enterprise.
The world of IT is changing at breakneck speed, and much of it is down to just one technology – application containers, and Kubernetes in particular. Designed for cloud computing, this approach has given birth to an entire software ecosystem under the banner of ‘cloud native,’ including projects like Prometheus, Fluentd, rkt, Linkerd and many others. But what exactly is cloud native? And is it going to automate data center jobs out of existence?
Kubernetes, the open source container management platform has become the anchor for cloud-native technologies. Since the time it was handed over to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the project has received unprecedented interest from the industry. There is not a single public cloud environment that doesn’t offer a managed Kubernetes service.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) bi-annual survey released during this week’s Open Source Summit in Vancouver also reaffirms the steady enterprise transition to growing suite of indigenous cloud tools ranging from serverless technology to application container orchestrators.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which oversees various open source projects like Kubernetes and Prometheus, on Wednesday saidGoogle has begun shifting the ownership of Kubernetes cloud resources – the Google Cloud Platform accounts – to members of the CNCF community.
Google, which created the Kubernetes open source software project for automating management of large numbers of applications running in containers, is officially handing off the project to an industry organization called the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
While it started as a Google project, Kubernetes is now one of the world’s most popular open source projects. The CNCF last year, to help shepherd the growth of the project, created a set of certification standards for Kubernetes, getting major CNCF members such as Microsoft, Oracle, Google and IBM to agree to them.
We are thrilled to announce the very first FoundationDB Summit on December 10, 2018 in Seattle as part of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Community Events Day.
FoundationDB, the distributed and ACID-compliant database, was just recently open sourced in April 2018.
The community and excitement around the project has been incredible and we felt it was the right time for a dedicated conference that can bring together FoundationDB contributors and open source developers who are interested in learning more about the technology and building upon its layered design. If you’re interested in attending, you can register here.
“FoundationDB is a phenomenal distributed database, and we are thrilled to have its first community summit as a co-located event at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this year,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). “We are excited to see FoundationDB planning to integrate with our projects like Kubernetes and Prometheus/OpenMetrics. We look forward to hosting their event and building bridges between our different open source communities.”
“We believe FoundationDB can become the bedrock for the next generation of distributed databases,” the FoundationDB community published in an announcement this morning. ”To do that it’s imperative that we continue to grow and nurture the community around it.”
— FoundationDB (@FoundationDB) August 22, 2018
If you’re using or working with FoundationDB, please submit a talk! The CFP deadline is September 21, 2018. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities exist, and are a great way to give back to the community.
Travel, lodging, and registration will be covered for accepted speakers who require assistance. There will also be need-based opportunity grants for members of underrepresented groups. The deadline is October 26, 2018.
Reminder: This is a community conference — proposals should emphasize real world usage and technology rather than blatant product pitches.