Apple Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum End User Member

By June 11, 2019 Blog

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Apple has joined the CNCF as a Platinum End User Member.

Apple has completely revolutionized personal and enterprise technology, and has long been a pioneer in cloud native computing and one of the earlier adopters of container technology. Apple has also contributed to several CNCF projects, including Kubernetes, gRPC, Prometheus, Envoy Proxy, Vitess and hosted the FoundationDB Summit at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon last year.

“Having a company with the experience and scale of Apple as an end user member is a huge testament to the vitality of cloud native computing for the future of infrastructure and application development,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have the support of Apple, and look forward to the future contributions to the broader cloud native project community.”

As part of Apple’s Platinum membership, Tom Doron, Senior Engineering Manager at Apple has joined CNCF’s Governing Board.

Apple will join 87 other end user companies including Adidas, Akatsuki, Amadeus, Atlassian, AuditBoard, Bloomberg, Box, Cambia Health Solutions, Capital One, Concur, Cookpad, Cruise,  Curve, DENSO Corporation, DiDi, Die Mobiliar, DoorDash, eBay, Form3, GE Transportation, GitHub, Globo, Goldman Sachs, Granular, i3 Systems, Indeed,Intuit,JD.com, JP Morgan, Kuelap, Mastercard, Mathworks, Mattermost, Morgan Stanley, MUFG Union Bank, NAIC, Nasdaq, NCSOFT, New York Times, Nielsen, NIPR, Pinterest, PostFinance, Pusher, Reddit, Ricardo.ch, Salesforce, Shopify, Showmax, SimpleNexus, Spotify, Spredfast, Squarespace, State Farm, State Street, Steelhouse, Stix Utvikling AS, Testfire Labs, Textkernel, thredUP, TicketMaster, Tradeshift, Twitter, Two Sigma,University of Michigan – ARC, Upsider, Walmart, Werkspot, WeWork, WikiMedia, WooRank, Workday, WPEngine, Yahoo Japan Corporation, Zalando SE, and Zendesk 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.

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