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Closing Out 2018 With A Top-Notch Cloud Native Community Event!

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With KubeCon Seattle now behind us, here’s a snapshot of  all the cloud native goodness at our most jam-packed show to date. The sold-out KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 had the largest attendance and waiting list of any past CNCF event with more than 8,000 contributors, end users, vendors and developers from around the world gathering for over three days in Seattle, Washington to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing, and share insights around this fast growing ecosystem.

With 8,000 attendees in-person and another 2,000 on the waitlist experiencing major FOMO as they watched the live stream keynotes and read their Twitter feed, KubeCon Seattle attendance was a 83% increase from last year’s KubeCon event in Austin. And while the attendee numbers grew, the great “developer conference” experience remained the same!

It’s truly exciting to see how fast this community is growing. And in case you missed the massive job board at the show – the market is hiring!

The Women of KubeCon Seattle

During the three days of keynotes, women were front and center as we heard from KubeCon Co-Chair Liz Rice who gave a CNCF community update, alongside a number of our project maintainers — including a Helm update from Michelle Noorali of Microsoft; an Envoy update from Matt Klein of Lyft; and an overview of Kubernetes growth from Aparna Sinha of Google.

With 40% of all keynotes coming from women, the ladies of cloud native were running the stage! KubeCon Co-Chair Janet Kuo of Google explained by Kubernetes being “boring” was a good thing and Liz Rice put her Aqua Security role hat on for another keynote emphasizing the importance of security, saying, “CNCF is not here to throw glitzy events, but to help us coordinate as a community and ensure we have proper governance in place and make it harder to hand privileges to some random dude, and that is important as more and more companies rely on open source technologies. Good governance is how as a community we can save ourselves from a security attack.” To cap off all the keynotes, Kelsey Hightower gave a shout out to the amazing real women of hidden figures, his mom and the queen of Motown Diana Ross in his Serverless keynote.

End User Keynotes and Sessions

Amazing women in technology leadership roles were also seen in important “How do you make this work in the enterprise” keynotes and sessions. Airbnb software engineer Melanie Cebula identified key problems that make out-of-the-box Kubernetes less friendly to developers. She also laid out 10 strategies for addressing these issues based on Airbnb’s experience empowering one thousand engineers to develop hundreds of Kubernetes services at scale.

Uber’s Celina Ward and Matt Schallert, who shared their experience creating an operator for a unique stateful workload. They discussed the major shift in thought and provided the audience with a framework for expressing their stateful workloads using Kubernetes primitives, and advice for navigating the difficult process of codifying innovative abstract ideas without over-engineering solutions.

And Capital One announced their increased commitment to the community by leveling up and becoming a CNCF Gold End User Member!

Other end user breakout sessions and booth exhibits included: Home Depot, Nordstrom, Lyft, Buffer, University of Michigan, Nokia, T-Mobile, Samsung SDS, Yahoo Japan Corporation, BlackRock, AT&T, USA Today Network, Two Sigma, and many more!

Building a Strong and Diverse Community!

While having so many women speakers at KubeCon Seattle was a giant step forward, there were a number of activities that brought together the diversity of the cloud native community; including speed networking and mentoring, diversity lunch, sessions on building a community through Meetups and KubeCon attendee scholarships.  

CNCF’s diversity program offered scholarships to 147 recipients, from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups, to attend KubeCon Seattle! The $300,000 investment for Seattle — the most ever invested by a conference for diversity — was donated in majority by CNCF, along with contributions from scholarship sponsors Aspen Mesh, MongoDB, Twistlock, Two Sigma and VMware. Including Seattle, CNCF has offered more than 485 diversity scholarships to attend KubeCons in the past 2 years.

CNCF also collaborates with the Kubernetes mentoring program to offer networking opportunities for mentees at KubeCons. 66 mentors and 180+ mentees participating in this program during KubeCon Seattle.

Awarding Hard Work and Dedication:

For the third year in a row, the CNCF Community Awards, sponsored by VMware, highlighted the most active ambassador and top contributor across all CNCF projects.

  1. Top Cloud Native Committer – an individual with the incredible technical skills and notable technical achievements in one or multiple CNCF projects. The 2018 recipient was Jordan Liggitt.
  2.  Top Cloud Native Ambassador – an individual with the incredible community-oriented skills, focused on spreading the word and sharing the knowledge with the entire Cloud Native community or within a specific project. The 2018 recipient was Michael Hausenblas.

With any open source project, it is impossible to overlook those giving countless hours of their time to complete often mundane tasks.  That is why Chris Aniszczyk brought back the Chop Wood/Carry Water awards. This year’s awards recognize the tireless efforts of Davanum Srinivas, Dianne Mueller, Christoph Blecker, Nikhita Raghunath, Paris Pittman, Richard Hartmann, Tim Pepper, April Kyle Nassi, Jorge Castro, Babak “Bobby” Salamat, Reinhard Nagele, Zach Arnold, Kris Nova, and Stephen Augustus.

Co-Located Events

27 co-located events occured on Day 0 (December 10th) of the conference. There were a number of great technical and community building sessions; including Linkerd in production 101, Kubernetes contributor summit and the first ever EnvoyCon!

CNCF Projects Present and Accounted For

A number of CNCF projects had announcements, great breakout sessions, quick lightning talks, community building meet the maintainer opportunities, and technical deep dives.

Phippy Joined the CNCF Family!

In 2016, Deis (now part of Microsoft) platform architect Matt Butcher was looking for a way to explain Kubernetes to technical and non-technical people alike. Inspired by his daughter’s prolific stuffed animal collection, he came up with the idea of “The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes.” Thus Phippy, the yellow giraffe and PHP application, along with her friends, were born.

On the keynote stage during Day 1 of the conference, Matt and co-author Karen Chu announced Microsoft’s donation of Phippy to CNCF and presented the official sequel to the Children’s Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes in their live reading of “Phippy Goes to the Zoo: A Kubernetes Story”.

As part of Microsoft’s donation of both books and the characters, CNCF has licensed all of this material under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY), which means that you can remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Happy 3rd Birthday CNCF

It may be hard to believe with all of our expansive growth – CNCF membership increased 110% this year, adding 169 new members – but CNCF is still young in years. We celebrated our third birthday this week with the cloud native community!

All Attendee Party at MoPOP, Chihuly Gardens and Space Needle

At the all attendee party, conference goers experienced the intrigue of the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), the beauty of the Chihuly Garden and Glass and the views from the top of the Space Needle.

Keynote and Session Recordings Now Available

All presentations and videos are available to watch. Here is how to find all the great content from the show:

  • Slides for the conference’s keynotes and session presentations are available from the schedule: session details include links for the presentation and the video on YouTube
  • Watch keynotes and all other sessions in this Youtube playlist
  • Find photos on Flickr!

Thank You All!

Save the Dates!

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, scheduled for May 20-23 at the Fira Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. CFPs are open and close January 18, 2019.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China 2019, scheduled for June 25-26 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, Shanghai, China. CFPs will open later this month and close February 1, 2019.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, scheduled for November 19-21 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. CFPs will open May 6, 2019 and close July 12, 2019.

ARCHITECHT: “KUBERNETES CONTINUES ITS QUEST, AND FACEBOOK HIGHLIGHTS AI”

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As for Kubernetes, well, if all the attention around it seems like overkill in the beginning, it has since transformed into arguably the biggest thing to hit IT since cloud computing. I think the majority of new applications will eventually be built and packaged using Kubernetes, even if containers really do give way to serverless computing as an even lower-touch approach for developers at some point. If you follow what’s happening inside the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where Kubernetes lives, they’re already shifting some focus to serverless and it seems safe to assume that Kubernetes will be a foundational element of whatever emerges there.

Finally, speaking of the CNCF, I’ve noted this before but it bears repeating: We’re in a new era in IT, especially infrastructure, where open source is more important than ever. And it seems like the CNCF (which technically is part of the Linux Foundation) wields a level of power heretofore unseen among open source foundations. It has money, huge members and, seemingly, a functional governance model. And it’s really stepping up its efforts around certifications and other business-level functions. READ MORE

Linux Magazin: “Kubecon Europe 2018: “To the next level”

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With 4100 registrations, the KubeCon 2018 is the largest so far. At a subsequent press conference on site, the invited industry representatives agreed on one thing in particular: Kubernetes has accelerated the development cycle of its products enormously.  Open source and the open-source model, also in the podium agreed, is indispensable in the cloud-native development. Those who seriously want to play have to adapt to the open development model. READ MORE

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Bloomberg as Winner of Top End User Award

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Financial Software Leader Recognized for Contributions to the Cloud Native Ecosystem  

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Bloomberg, the global finance, media and tech company, has won the CNCF End User Award, chosen by its peers in recognition of major contributions to the cloud native ecosystem.

The global business and financial information leader heavily leverages open source to deliver real-time data, news and analytics to hundreds of thousands of decision makers across business, finance, government, policy and philanthropy. In addition to being a user of open source, Bloomberg contributed the Prometheus Influxstatsd backend, which delivers Prometheus metrics to the company’s internal telemetry systems and enables other users to ship their metrics to their own Statsd ingestion tools. In addition, Bloomberg built its own tool for testing Kubernetes clusters called PowerfulSeal, and released it as open source on GitHub.

“At Bloomberg, we’ve made a significant push to adopt cloud native standards across our  operations, and integrate cloud native tooling at both the application and infrastructure levels,” said Andrey Rybka, head of the compute architecture team in Bloomberg’s Office of the CTO. “As our teams ramp up our Kubernetes-as-a-Service initiative to provide a unified method for provisioning Kubernetes infrastructure, it’s an honor to be recognized by our peers with this award.”

Bloomberg engineers are active Kubernetes core contributors, frequently committing new functionality and fixes upstream. For example, the company developed functionality for creating a Job from a CronJob; helped patch/test RBAC; and advanced community tools like kubeadm, kube-ops-view, KUBO and spark-on-k8s (a native Kubernetes scheduler for Apache Spark™).

“Bloomberg’s innovative use of, and unique contributions to, the CNCF ecosystem highlight its commitment to cloud native computing,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As a major contributor to CNCF projects like Prometheus and Kubernetes, we’re thrilled our End User Community and TOC voted to recognize Bloomberg’s pioneering development and hard work with this award.”

Bloomberg is one of nearly 50 organizations that are part of the CNCF End User Community, which meets regularly to share adoption best practices and feedback on project roadmaps and future projects for CNCF technical leaders to consider.

The Foundation would also like to recognize the five additional End User nominees – GitHub, Spotify, Zalando, Box and Under Armour – for their commendable contributions to the development and growth of the cloud native community.

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 Announces DigitalOcean as Gold Member

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Leading cloud platform for developers and their teams increases its commitment to cloud native deployment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that DigitalOcean has upgraded its membership to Gold.

DigitalOcean is the cloud platform for developers and their teams. It provides a cloud platform to easily deploy, manage and scale cloud native applications of any size, including those running containers and Kubernetes. A recent survey by CNCF of its community found that use of DigitalOcean has doubled for organizations that are deploying containers.

After first joining the Foundation in 2016, the developer-centric company developed its own internal tool, DOCC, to simplify the user interface in Kubernetes.

“At DigitalOcean we have an unwavering commitment to delivering the industry’s simplest cloud computing platform, while building one of the world’s largest developer communities,” said Shiven Ramji, VP of Product at DigitalOcean. “By increasing our participation with CNCF, we have the opportunity to reach and collaborate with the largest community of forward-thinking developers to create a cohesive set of cloud native tools.”

As an active user of CNCF projects like Kubernetes, GRPC, Prometheus, Envoy, OpenTracing, CNI and Containerd, DigitalOcean is working to simplify the complexities of infrastructure by offering the fastest and easiest way for developers and businesses to deploy and scale any application in the cloud.

“DigitalOcean has been an active member in the CNCF community and projects, so we are thrilled they have chosen to increase their participation,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “With workloads becoming more complex for developers, it is important for companies to contribute back to the open source communities working to make it possible to deploy, scale and manage any sized application in the cloud. We look forward to working together to continue to enhance the developer experience.”

Highlighting its commitment to sustaining the open source community, DigitalOcean is currently planning its fifth annual Hacktoberfest – a month-long celebration of open source software in which developers across the globe are encouraged to come together, online and in-person, to collaborate and contribute to open repositories on GitHub.

Today, from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, DigitalOcean announced the availability of its DigitalOcean Kubernetes product, an easy way to run containerized applications in the cloud.

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 DigitalOcean

Founded in 2012, DigitalOcean provides the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that customers love. DigitalOcean is approaching $200 million in run rate and has a community of 3.5 million developers with 12 data centers across the globe. In addition to its headquarters in New York, DigitalOcean has an office in Cambridge, Mass. and remote employees around the world. For more information, simply visit http://www.digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean on Twitter.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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eWeek: “CNCF Expands Multi-Cloud Efforts at KubeCon EU”

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In a video interview at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018 conference here, Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the CNCF, detailed announcements the CNCF made at the event and provided insight into future developments. Among the news being announced by the CNCF are a series of training efforts, including the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) examination and the partner Program for Kubernetes Training Partner (KTP).  READ MORE

JD.com Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

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Leading Chinese e-commerce company invests in Kubernetes to deliver optimal retail experience

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that JD.com has joined the Foundation as a Platinum End-User Member. As part of this membership, Haifeng Liu, Chief Architect at JD.com, has joined CNCF’s Governing Board.

As China’s largest retailer and the world’s third-largest Internet company by revenue, JD.com relies heavily on innovative technology, including its container-based infrastructure, AI and big-data analytics to revolutionize e-commerce.

“Our customers, partners and investors have come to expect an unmatched online shopping experience. One key way we are able to deliver this is through a strong investment in open source technologies like Kubernetes, which is critical to our business infrastructure,” said Haifeng Liu, Chief Architect at JD.com. “As a CNCF member, JD.com is able to guide and accelerate the development of major cloud native projects that we believe are critical to improving the retail experience in China.”

JD.com, the first Chinese Internet company to make the Global Fortune 500, runs one of the largest Kubernetes clusters in production in the world. A few years ago the company rolled out a containerized infrastructure, however once clusters grew from 5,000 to 150,000 containers, JD.com shifted from OpenStack to Kubernetes. The move, named JDOS 2.0, separated the application and infrastructure layers by deploying a DevOps stack on Kubernetes that includes GitLab, Jenkins, Logstash, Harbor, Elasticsearch and Prometheus. For more information, read this blog on JD.com’s Shift to Kubernetes from OpenStack.

“We’re thrilled to welcome JD.com as our first Platinum End-User member. By sharing their Kubernetes experiences and investing directly in the project, JD.com is helping to spread cloud native computing throughout China,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As we add global technology leaders like JD.com to our member roster, CNCF is excited to hold the first KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in China in 2018, in Shanghai November 14-15.”

[JD.com will also be a platinum sponsor at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China.] All sessions at the event will include simultaneous interpretation and information on sponsoring and registering for the events is available in English and Chinese at: http://lfasiallc.com/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-china-2018/

JD.com will join other end user companies including DENSO, NAIC, NIPR, Pusher, ricardo.ch, Spotify, Squarespace, Textkernel, thredUP, Twilio, Werkspot, WooRank and Yahoo Japan Corporation, Box, Capital One, eBay, GitHub, Goldman Sachs, NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Twitter, Vevo and Zalando in CNCF’s End User Community. This group meets monthly and advises the CNCF Governing Board and Technical Oversight Committee on key challenges, emerging use cases and areas of opportunity and new growth for cloud native technologies.

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 JD.com, Inc.

JD.com is both the largest e-commerce company in China, and the largest Chinese retailer, by revenue. The company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its user-friendly website, native mobile apps, and WeChat and Mobile QQ entry points, JD offers consumers a superior shopping experience. The company has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of December 31, 2017, JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and 486 warehouses across China, staffed by its own employees. JD.com is a member of the NASDAQ100 and a Fortune Global 500 company.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Sumo Logic as Gold Member

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Leading machine data analytics platform provider joins CNCF, further advancing real-time application monitoring for the cloud native ecosystem

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe –  The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Sumo Logic has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.

Sumo Logic is a machine data analytics platform that transforms big data into sources of operations, security and compliance intelligence. The company is heavily involved in the open source community, providing native integrations for visualization and optimized analytics for better insights into container based, Kubernetes-powered applications.

“As leading enterprises strive to maximize their cloud investment by using custom modern architectures such as Kubernetes, the ability to derive real-time, machine data insights is critical,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, Sumo Logic. “For us, joining CNCF is a continuation of our strategy and commitment to being the analytics solution of choice for modern businesses. Contributing to the open source community is a critical imperative of modern application development, and provides the flexibility application teams require to build high performance, highly scalable and always on digital services.”

The company has developed various open source projects, including: Sumoshell, a collection of CLI utilities that developers can use to for analyzing log files; Sumo Logic Python SDK, which provides a Python interface to the Sumo Logic REST API to make it easier to hit the API in Python code; and the Sumo Logic Java Client, which provides a cloud-based log management solution that can process and analyze log files in petabyte scale.

“CNCF is delighted to have Sumo Logic as a Gold Member, furthering its already strong commitment to the open source and cloud native community,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “By joining the community, the company will work closely with other members to further enable developers and enterprises to take full advantage of cloud-native applications using Kubernetes, as well as other CNCF projects.”

Sumo Logic will be exhibiting at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Copenhagen from May 2-4.

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 Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform delivering real-time continuous intelligence, from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack. More than 1,600 customers around the globe rely on Sumo Logic for the analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers gain a multi-tenant, service-model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth. Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic is a privately held company based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by Accel Partners, DFJ, Greylock Partners, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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