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Now Live: First Observability Practitioners Summit Schedule is Jam-Packed

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Are you planning to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle, and want a deep dive into all things monitoring and observability? Arrive early so that you can attend the first-ever Observability Practitioners Summit – sponsored by LightStep – on Monday, December 10!

A part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Community Events Day, the Observability Practitioners Summit is focused on pushing the field of monitoring and observability forward with a mix of deep dive sessions and unique opportunities for discussion between the maintainers and users of tracing, metrics, logging, and alerting systems.

Just some of the can’t miss sessions include:

  • Logging What Matters: The Pythia Just-in-Time Instrumentation Framework – Lily Sturmann, Harvard University Extension School / Massachusetts Open Cloud
  • Visualizing Distributed Systems with Statemaps – Bryan Cantrill, Joyent
  • NanoLog: A Nanosecond Scale Logging System – Stephen Yang, Stanford University
  • Finding the needle in a Haystack – Shreya Sharma, Expedia Inc.
  • Who Watches the Watchers – Adrian Cockcroft, AWS
  • System Comprehension and Root Cause Analysis with Distributed Tracing – Yuri Shkuro, Uber

Representatives of CNCF projects OpenTracing, Prometheus, Fluentd and Jaeger will be in attendance + ready to talk all things observability!

Wondering what the community has to say? Check out the buzz #ObservabilitySummit is generating below:

Be sure to register* today and ensure your place!

* Pre-registration is required. To register for Observability Practitioners Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Annual “CNCF Community Awards” Nominations Kick Off – Winners to be Recognized at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle

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Nominations open today for the third-annual CNCF Community Awards – sponsored by VMware – honoring those who have made the greatest impact over the last year in the cloud native space. Within our fast-growing project communities, there’s an incredible amount of talent, hard work and commitment worthy of recognition.

So, if you know a deserving ambassador, maintainer and/or advocate working hard to advance cloud native innovation + serve the community, check out the forms below to nominate them through this year’s awards:

    • CNCF Top Ambassador: A champion for the cloud native space, this individual helps spread awareness of the CNCF (and its incubated projects). The CNCF Ambassador leverages multiple platforms, both online as well as speaking engagements, driving interest and excitement around the project.
    • CNCF Top Committer: This will recognize excellence in technical contributions to CNCF and its projects. The CNCF Top Committer has made key commits to projects and, more importantly, contributes in a way that benefits the project neutrally as a whole.
    • Chop Wood/Carry Water Award: This is given to a community member who helps behind the scenes, dedicating countless hours of their time to open source projects + completing often thankless tasks for the ecosystem’s benefit. The winner of this award will be chosen by the TOC and CNCF Staff.

Previous winners of the Community Awards include Sarah Novotny, Kelsey Hightower, Dawn Chen, Clayton Coleman, Fabian Reinartz & many more!

The award process is simple – nominations (open from October 8-29) will be collected through the above survey forms + shared across the CNCF official mailing lists.

Voting (open from November 1-15) will be performed using the CIVS tool, using emails from the CNCF database for the following groups:

  • CNCF Ambassadors are eligible to vote for the Top Ambassador
  • CNCF Maintainers are eligible to vote for the Top Committer

 

CNCF to Host Cloud Native Buildpacks in the Sandbox

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Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) accepted Cloud Native Buildpacks (CNB) into the CNCF Sandbox for early stage and evolving cloud native projects.

The CNCF Sandbox is a home for early stage projects; for further clarification around project maturity levels in CNCF, please visit our outlined Graduation Criteria.

Buildpacks are pluggable, modular tools that translate source code into container-ready artifacts by providing a higher-level abstraction compared to Dockerfile. In doing so, they provide a balance of control that minimizes initial time to production, reduces the operational burden on developers, and supports enterprise operators who manage apps at scale.

Based on experience in maintaining production-grade buildpacks from both Pivotal and Salesforce Heroku, CNB was built to provide a platform-to-buildpack API contract that takes source code and outputs Docker images that can run on cloud platforms supporting OCI images.

“The next generation of cloud native buildpacks will aid developers and operators in packaging applications into containers, allowing operators to efficiently manage the infrastructure necessary to keep application dependencies updated,” said Stephen Levine, engineer and product manager at Pivotal. “We hope the inclusion of CNB in the CNCF sandbox will further improve interoperability between platforms and attract a wide community of contributors, including buildpack creators and maintainers.”

Buildpacks were first conceived by Heroku in 2011. Since then, they have been adopted by Cloud Foundry as well as Gitlab, Knative, Deis (now Microsoft), Dokku, and Drie.

“Anyone can create a buildpack for any Linux-based technology and share it with the world. Buildpacks’ ease of use and flexibility are why millions of developers rely on them for their mission critical apps,” said Joe Kutner, architect at Heroku. “Cloud Native Buildpacks will bring these attributes inline with modern container standards, allowing developers to focus on their apps instead of their infrastructure.”

The TOC sponsors of the project are Brian Grant and Alexis Richardson.

Schedule is LIVE for First-Ever EnvoyCon 🎉

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Gearing up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle? The inaugural EnvoyCon taking place on December 10 in Seattle as part of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Community Events Day JUST published a jam packed speaker line-up!

The program features either 30 minute sessions or 10 minute lightning talks, with experience levels from beginner to expert + is primarily composed of end user stories along with a great set of technical deep dives. Some of the talks not-to-miss include:

  • Lightning Talk: Discovering the Discovery Services – Brook Shelley, Turbine Labs
  • Envoy at Square – Snow Petteren, Square, Inc.
  • Running Envoy at the Edge – Derek Argueta, Pinterest
  • How to DDOS yourself with Envoy (and other tales of migration horror) – Ben Plotnick, Yelp + John Billings, Yelp
  • Lightning Talk: Debugging microservices applications with Envoy + Squash – Idit Levine, Solo.io
  • Bridging the gap between on-prem and cloud: a story about Envoy + a hybrid boundary – Tristan J Blease, Groupon + Michael Chang, Groupon

Matt Klein, lead Envoy maintainer and software engineer at Lyft, is “beyond excited for the first EnvoyCon. The Envoy community went above and beyond in submitting an amazing number of outstanding proposals. I think attendees are going to have a fantastic day and I can’t wait until December!”

Don’t just take our word for it, check out some of the community buzz around Envoy’s first event:

EnvoyCon will be the first conference focused on the booming #serviceproxy / #servicemesh space + dedicated to bringing together Envoy end users and system integrators don’t miss your chance to join the fun, register today!*

* Pre-registration is required. To register for EnvoyCon, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Schedule for Largest-Ever Kubernetes Event, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle

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Foundation’s biggest event to date is on track to sell out with 7,000 attendees

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 26, 2018 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the session line-up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 10-13 in Seattle. Experts from Reddit, T-Mobile, Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Google, Intel, and many more will present over 310 cloud native sessions.

As CNCF’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together more than 7,000 technologists from thriving open source communities to further education around cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, and Rook – and other cloud native technologies will gather for four days to share insights around and encourage participation in this fast-growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America by September 28 to save up to $300.

“Since our most recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen, the community has shown no signs of slowing down with a number of exciting new projects and dozens of members joining the Foundation in anticipation of our North American event,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We look forward to the learnings and contributions these new members and adopters will bring to Seattle.”

A program committee of more than 75 experts led by conference co-chairs, Aqua Security’s Liz Rice and Google Cloud’s Janet Kuo, reviewed more than 1,620 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features an impressive mix of topics, including technical sessions, deep-dives and case studies covering Kubernetes in production, serverless use cases, automated storage, securing data, machine learning, open source contributions and much more.

“We were blown away by the creativity and in-depth knowledge baked into these Seattle submissions, which enabled the program committee to build an impressive, informative and forward-thinking schedule,” said Liz Rice, technical evangelist at Aqua Security and conference co-chair. “We expect this year’s attendees to walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and inspiration to build and use new, disruptive technologies.”

The community-curated schedule will feature sessions from leading open source technologists, including:

  • “A Conversation with Kelsey Hightower,” from Dan Kohn of CNCF & Kelsey Hightower of Google
  • “5 Years of etcd: Past, Present, and Future,” from Brandon Philips of Red Hat & Xiang Li of Alibaba
  • “Kubernetes at Reddit: An Origin Story,” from Greg Taylor of Reddit
  • “How T-Mobile Built and Scaled Kubernetes On-Prem for the 2018 Retail Season,” from James Webb of T-Mobile
  • Smooth Operator♪: Large Scale Automated Storage with Kubernetes,” from Celina Ward & Matt Schallert of Uber
  • “Phippy Goes to the Zoo: A Kubernetes Tale,” from Matt Butcher & Karen Chu of Microsoft
  • “Stories About Kubernetes Beginnings That You’ve Never Heard,” from Brian Grant & Tim Hockin of Google
  • “Developing Kubernetes Services at Airbnb Scale,” from Melanie Cebula of Airbnb
  • “The Future of Your CRDs – Evolving an API,” from Stefan Schimanski of Red Hat & Mehdy Bohlool of Google
  • “Friends Don’t Let Friends Leave Their Kubernetes Data Unprotected,” from Rita Zhang of Microsoft
  • “Container Security and Multi-Tenancy Tales from Kata and Nabla,” from Ricardo Aravena of Branch Metrics
  • “CNCF Project Update,” from Liz Rice of Aqua Security
  • “Kubernetes Project Update,” from Janet Kuo of Google Cloud

CNCF is also hosting the following co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, occurring on Monday, December 10 – if interested, attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel.

  • Cloud Foundry Day
  • DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference
  • EnvoyCon
  • Kubernetes Contributor Summit
  • Kubernetes Workshop with VMware
  • OpenShift Commons Gathering by Red Hat
  • Linkerd in Production 101 by Buoyant
  • Kubernetes II – Advanced by Heptio
  • Cloud Native Storage Day
  • FoundationDB Summit
  • Observability Practitioners Summit
  • KubeSec Enterprise Summit
  • Fast Data (FD.io) Project Mini Summit
  • Ballerinacon

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America program can be viewed here.

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America is made possible with support from over 150 sponsors: Diamond Sponsors: Cisco, IBM Cloud, Red Hat and VMware; Platinum Sponsors: AWS, Ballerina, Datadog, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, Heptio, Intel, Mesosphere, Microsoft Azure, Mirantis, Nutanix, Oracle, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, SAP, Sysdig, Tigera and Ubuntu; and many more Gold, Silver, Start-Up, and Media sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit here.

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by September 28 to save on passes. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, as the discounted rates are based upon availability.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit here to learn more about scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Additional Resources

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 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes Hortonworks as Gold Member

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Leading global data management platform provider increases commitment to cloud native solutions for big data

SAN FRANCISCO – September 25, 2018 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Hortonworks® has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.

Hortonworks delivers open source global data management platforms and services for customers’ use in managing the full lifecycle of data, whether it lives on-premises, in the cloud or out at the edge. The company has long held a focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark, and serves as a founding member of ODPi and leading contributor to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

“Hortonworks was founded on the principle that the best way to deliver next-generation data management solutions is through open source and that when done under the governance of organizations like CNCF, open technologies help drive innovation far faster than any single vendor could achieve,” said Scott Gnau, chief technology officer of Hortonworks. “By joining CNCF, we look forward to supporting the growth of cloud native solutions for big data management at a pivotal time in the industry.”

Ovum predicts that by next year, half of all new big data workloads will be deployed in the cloud. To address this growth and need for reliable, cross-vendor innovation, Hortonworks announced a new collaborative effort with IBM and Red Hat to transform Hadoop into a cloud native platform and to accelerate containerized big data workloads. Similarly, the company also announced its expanded partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate big data analytics in the cloud, similar to the partnerships it has in place with AWS and Azure.

“Hortonworks has not only been a leader in open source development for big data but is also helping to bridge the gap between big data solutions and the cloud in ways that benefit the community as a whole,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have Hortonworks join CNCF and continue its efforts to spearhead cross-industry collaboration and bring cloud native innovation into big data.”

As a CNCF member, Hortonworks plans to collaborate with the community on current and future cloud native technologies that will help drive the open source big data industry forward.

Hortonworks will be one of many CNCF members attending the inaugural KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China, from November 13-15 in Shanghai, and the annual North American KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event, from December 10-13 in Seattle.

Additional Resources

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 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.

 

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100. Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture.

Hortonworks is a registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please visit www.hortonworks.com.

 

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Ovum: “On the Radar: NATS, message-oriented middleware”

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NATS is a new breed of open source messaging system designed for modern, cloud-native architectures with an emphasis on simplicity and performance. While legacy messaging systems often have a deep feature set with a large API and heavy configuration, NATS has a limited feature set but is easy to implement and use, and once set up is always available and highly robust. READ MORE.

CNCF To Host Cortex in the Sandbox

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Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced acceptance of Cortex, a multitenant Prometheus-as-a-Service, into the CNCF Sandbox, a home for early stage and evolving cloud native projects.

Developed to scale Prometheus in a multitenant fashion, Cortex provides long term storage for Prometheus metrics when used as a remote write destination, and a horizontally scalable, Prometheus-compatible query API.

Cortex was originally developed at Weaveworks in 2016, and is currently used in production by organizations like Grafana Labs, FreshTracks, and EA.

Cortex provides use cases both for service providers, who are managing large numbers of Prometheus instances and want to provide long term storage as a source of value, and for enterprises that want to centralize management of large scale Prometheus deployments and ensure long term durability of Prometheus data while providing a global query view.

“By joining CNCF, Cortex will have a neutral home for collaboration between contributor companies, while allowing the Prometheus ecosystem to grow a more robust set of integrations and solutions,” said Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks. “Cortex already has a strong affinity with several CNCF technologies, incuding Kubernetes, gRPC, OpenTracing and Jaeger, so it’s a natural fit for us to continue building on these interoperabilities as part of CNCF.”

TOC sponsors of the project are Bryan Cantrill and Ken Owens.

“At FreshTracks.io we believe in bringing the right data to the right people at the right time. Cortex is at the heart of our offering providing multi-cluster cluster and multi-cloud visibility to developers and operators. Cortex’s entry into CNCF is exciting, as it will provide the visibility and governance needed to ensure the ecosystem continues healthy growth,” says Bob Cotton, co-founder of FreshTracks.io.

The CNCF Sandbox is a home for early stage projects, for further clarification around project maturity levels in CNCF, please visit our outlined Graduation Criteria.