CNCF has held two flagship conferences in the last six months that demonstrate the significant momentum of Kubernetes and the adoption of cloud native – the first KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 in Austin, Texas and more recently KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. These events bring together thousands of adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities across the world. Rounding out the impressive audience are leading industry analysts representing a wide variety of firms and they have a lot to say. Highlights include:

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event

Global Data

Chris Drake, Principal Analyst for Data Center Technology @ChrisDrakeGD

“Last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe conference in Denmark demonstrated the extent to which Kubernetes has become the industry standard for orchestrating and managing cloud-native applications.”

“The conference saw Kubernetes announcements from Cisco, Red Hat, and Oracle, illustrating the growing commitment of data center infrastructure vendors to open source and application performance management (APM) technologies.

Read More: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe: Another Milestone Event for Kubernetes, but Don’t Expect a Developer-Led, Infrastructure-Agnostic World Anytime Soon

451 Research

William Fellows, Founder & Research Vice President @wif

Owen Rogers, Research Director, Digital Economics Unit @owenrog

“CNCF has three classes of projects: sandbox, incubated and graduated. To move from sandbox to incubated status means a project is in production use at three or more users. Graduating means going mass market, and so far, only Kubernetes has made this leap. CNCF

is clearly on this path as well and the event was a clear demonstration of how it is moving beyond the sandbox.”

Read more: Playing well with containers, microservices, serverless computing in Copenhagen (451 Research subscription access required)

“Cloud native is a bit of a Lego market right now, with all kinds of building blocks being created by all kinds of interested groups and individual entities. This report looks at some of the ‘cloud native’ building blocks that we saw during the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Copenhagen.”

Read More: Hard hat area: Building blocks being assembled into ‘cloud native’ platforms (451 Research subscription access required)

Summary of keynotes referenced: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Recap: Particle Accelerators, Operators and Legos, Oh My!

Amalgam Insights

Tom Petrocelli, Research Fellow for DevOps and Collaboration @tompetrocelli

“Standing in the main expo hall of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 in Copenhagen, the richness of the Kubernetes ecosystem is readily apparent. There are booths everywhere, addressing all the infrastructure needs for an enterprise cluster. There are meetings everywhere for the open source projects that make up the Kubernetes and Cloud Native base of technology. The keynotes are full. What was a 500-person conference in 2012 is now, 6 years later, a 4300-person conference even though it’s not in one of the hotbeds of American technology such as San Francisco or New York City.”

Click here to see the full Amalgam Insights blog: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 Demonstrates The Breadth and Width of Kubernetes

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)

Edwin Yuen, Senior Analyst @edwinyuen

“At the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon [December 2017], the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and others in the community made several significant product announcements. The CNCF discussed both an expansion of its membership and new releases for projects under the CNCF. For Kubernetes, the releases of Kubernetes 1.9 showed the maturity and momentum that surrounds the project. The CNCF has established itself as the industry group for working with and promoting cloud native technologies.”

Click here to see full ESG Brief: Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Drive Continued Momentum with New Community Announcements (subscription access required to see the full brief)

SAVE THE DATE: Next stop is Shanghai and then Seattle in 2018!

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China 2018, scheduled for November 14 – 15 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, Shanghai, China.

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, scheduled for December 11 – 13 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.