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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces 11 New Members At Annual Open Source Leadership Summit

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End User Technical Advisory Board established to advance cloud native adoption in the enterprise

LAKE TAHOE – Open Source Leadership Summit – February 14, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced that Amihan Global Strategies, Aporeto, Capital One, Chef Software Inc., DaoCloud, Galactic Fog, Gronau IT Cloud Computing GmbH, Heptio, Juniper Networks and Loodse GmbH have joined the Foundation to help shape the cloud native ecosystem and promote its use cases within modern enterprise infrastructures. In addition, Ticketmaster has joined as an end user supporter.

These 11 new members highlight the unprecedented variety of industries calling upon cloud native technologies for the modernization of their global infrastructures. The growing adoption of today’s most successful dynamically-orchestrated technologies, microservice architectures and container solutions serves as validation of born-in-the-cloud benefits to enterprises.

The cloud native ecosystem is fueling unprecedented innovation across every layer of open technology, driving a wide-range of companies to join our efforts,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are thrilled to welcome them into the Foundation and to kick off the formation of the End User Technical Advisory Board. This empowered end user group is a vital part of our efforts, as it will make sure the interest of real end users are heard and promoted in the community.”

End user member Capital One and end user supporter Ticketmaster have joined other end user member companies Goldman Sachs, eBay, AT&T and NCSOFT on the End User Technical Advisory Board (TAB), which will provide technical input to the CNCF developer community and leadership team. Meeting monthly, the board reviews topics of concern to end users, their current and future cloud native work, key challenges and top use cases. This will promote understanding by the TOC of how these companies are using cloud native technologies. The End User TAB will also help promote cloud native market adoption and advise the Governing Board. Additionally information on end user memberships, end user supporters and the End User TAB, please visit: https://www.cncf.io/about/end-user-community.

The newest members will join CNCF’s member network of more than 65 cloud native stewards, many of whom will attend CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe in Berlin on March 29-30.

About the newest end user member:

Capital One takes a cloud-first approach to software development and has embraced open source, actively using, as well as contributing to open source projects including Hygieia, a comprehensive DevOps dashboard released in 2015. Capital One is on a journey to learn and grow as a technology company, in addition to being a well-known financial services firm. The company is focused on digital and mobile innovation, developing and delivering bold, breakthrough transformations that help people connect with their finances in new, meaningful, and delightful ways.

“As a cloud-first organization, we recognize the value that cloud native technologies at scale can provide,” said Kapil Thangavelu, Senior Director, Software Engineering, at Capital One. “We joined CNCF to share learnings with the community and drive greater adoption of cloud native technologies across industries.”

About the newest silver members:

Amihan Global Strategies is a digital transformation accelerator that advises and partners with some of the largest institutions in the ASEAN region. Amihan helps companies build a digital roadmap, access ideal technology and act on their vision to become future-ready organizations. As part of this, Amihan has engineered cloud-native digital infrastructure called Cloudblocks™ which enables IT to remove the inefficiencies of the traditional data center and focus more on innovation through cloud-native technologies.  

“We work with the largest bank, the largest fast food chain and the leading fashion brand in the Philippines,” said Winston Damarillo, Amihan Chairman. “Without exception, cloud technology paves the way for these institutions to innovate rapidly and adapt to the digital future. We look forward to joining CNCF and working with our clients some of the largest industry leaders in ASEAN to bring cloud-native applications to the region’s digital customers at mass scale.”

Aporeto secures distributed cloud-native applications without impacting developer speed, which is possible through the company’s open source project, Trireme. The project minimizes a hacker’s entry point as containers identify themselves to one another. Trireme provides a simple, secure and scalable mechanism for enforcing the Kubernetes new API for network policies and can talk directly to the Kubernetes master without an external controller.

“Aporeto is committed to securing cloud native applications, containers and microservices at any scale, across any cloud,” said Dimitri Stiliadis, CEO of Aporeto. “We look forward to collaborating with our fellow CNCF members and getting involved in technology projects to promote secure, scalable and transparent modern distributed environments.”

Chef Software, Inc. offers a comprehensive suite of automation products that can manage infrastructure, run-time environments, applications and even the DevOps workflow itself. Chef’s commercial and open source products enable organizations in all industries to safely deliver applications, compliance policies, and infrastructure at velocity.

“The CNCF sees the future is empowered application teams that drive how businesses deliver for customers,” said James Casey, Vice President of Partner Engineering, Chef Software. “We not only agree with this vision, but also know an open, neutral community is critical to making this future a reality. We’re excited to join the CNCF and, most importantly, engage in the active community discussion on how we can help developers adopt new, modern ways of delivering software.”

DaoCloud provides enterprise containerized computing solutions. Covering the entire lifecycle of development, delivery, and operation of Internet applications, DaoCloud provides a variety of container innovations and delivery options for public, hybrid and private clouds.

“Through partnerships with many of today’s leading technology companies, DaoCloud is committed to enabling enterprises transform from traditional IT to cloud native,” said Roby Chen, CEO of DaoCloud. “We value CNCF’s forward-thinking approach to identifying cloud native computing with the modern enterprise and look forward to our role in the Foundation’s future success.”

Galactic Fog helps enterprises adopt cloud native computing by providing solutions for CaaS management and high-performance lambda engines.

“Galactic Fog is the solution that companies need in order to digitally transform their legacy IT infrastructure,” said Anthony Skipper, CEO of Galactic Fog. “We look forward to working with our peers to make cloud native computing easily adoptable and applicable everywhere.”

Gronau IT Cloud Computing GmbH is a team of expert consultants, specializing in the analysis of enterprise IT – system administration, architecture, quality assurance and managed services – along with technical support and troubleshooting.

“Our team’s collective passion is building customized cloud software and infrastructures characterized by automation, agility and reliability,” said Pierre Gronau, Managing Director of Gronau IT Cloud Computing GmbH. “We look forward to contributing Gronau’s expertise in cloud native technologies and services back to CNCF’s innovative community.”

Heptio is a startup aimed at helping businesses deploy modern software efficiently by bridging the gap between enterprise IT and the emerging world of cloud native computing. Committed to offering supported configurations of upstream projects, rather than distributions that carry patches, Heptio provides consistency from environment to environment. Built to support and advance the open Kubernetes ecosystem, Heptio will provide a simple, accessible Kubernetes distribution and a set of support and services that are true to the upstream bits and avoid any fragmentation in the community.

“Heptio is committed to making Kubernetes accessible to developers everywhere, and to helping enterprises bridge emerging cloud native approaches to IT with their existing systems, said Craig McLuckie, CEO of Heptio, Inc. “We are committed to working with the upstream community, and hope to contribute to the overall health and success of CNCF hosted projects.”

Juniper Networks enables cloud operators to modernize their cloud networks using software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud telemetry. These technologies allow for network abstraction, segmentation, distributed security policy enforcement, scalable monitoring, and autonomic responses to real-time changes. Together with containers, cloud operators now have new tools to build, deploy, and manage cloud-native applications across many different infrastructures while maintaining application portability and reusability.

“We see tremendous potential in container technologies such as Kubernetes,” said Ankur Singla, Corporate VP General Manager, Juniper Networks. “We have customers today successfully deploying Kubernetes for compute abstraction in tandem with Juniper Contrail for network abstraction, which enables them to run their apps anywhere, anytime, and at any scale. This provides the opportunity to have a single pane of glass to understand all of your application-supporting networks and to discern and validate network security policy, regardless of what infrastructure you are running on. Cloud-native apps demand simplified deployment, management, and monitoring that empowers the developer, operator, and security teams to succeed together.”

Loodse is dedicated to helping enterprise teams deploy and manage multiple container clusters in any organization and environment. Its automated orchestration system Kubermatic enables customers to run fully managed Kubernetes clusters that increase infrastructure speed, efficiency, scalability and flexibility. Moreover, Loodse, based in Hamburg, Germany, provides training and consultancy services in the area of cloud computing and container technologies.

“We are passionate about the potential of flexible infrastructures and cloud native technologies,” said Sebastian Scheele, Co-Founder and CTO of Loodse GmbH. “Therefore, we’re happy to be part of this thrilling movement and to align ourselves with CNCF and its mission to revolutionize traditional IT.”

About the newest end user supporters:

Ticketmaster is a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company operating in 29 countries and processing more than 530 million ticket transactions a year. As the global market leader in live event ticketing, Ticketmaster’s experienced technology team is constantly building new product and technology tools to get verified tickets into the hands of real fans. Ticketmaster is currently transitioning to a completely Cloud Native product offering to simplify technology to focus on building innovative products for fans and clients.

“We understand the value cloud native technologies can have for enterprises, so we are investing our time and resources accordingly – starting with the implementation of Kubernetes and other cloud native projects and now in joining CNCF,” said Justin Dean, SVP of Platform and Technical Operations at Ticketmaster. “We’re looking to share Ticketmaster’s cloud native plans and our learnings to end users so other enterprises can better understand how cloud native computing is the future in providing infrastructure to companies in a scalable way.”

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Keynotes and Full Agenda for CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe

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Accenture, FINN.no / Schibsted, Salesforce, Ticketmaster, and Yahoo will speak to the cloud native community March 29-30 in Berlin

SAN FRANCISCO – January 26, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced the program and agenda for CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe, taking place March 29-30 in Berlin.

Following a sold-out show in Seattle, CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe will gather adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S. and more. Along with CNCF hosted projects – Fluentd, Kubernetes, Linkerd, OpenTracing and Prometheus – these technologies will come under one roof for two days to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing.

“Our second hosted event, CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe, will provide a larger, more global platform for showcasing innovation in the ever-growing cloud native ecosystem,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our Berlin show will bring together technologists from all over the world to collaborate and knowledge share around increasingly critical open source projects in container orchestration, log monitoring, tracing and microservices.”

Conference co-chairs, Deis’ Michelle Noorali and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, helped curate the event’s content, including a mix of storage and services sessions; case studies from Buoyant, Cisco, Conrad Electronic, Digital Ocean, Huawei, IBM Cloud, inovex, Inuits, lastminute.com, Luiza Labs, OpenAI, Soho House, Treasure Data and VMware highlighting the use of Kubernetes, Prometheus, gRPC and Linkerd in production; and technical sessions on OpenTracing, Zipkin, Fluentd, Helm, Steward, Sched.net and more that address integration throughout the stack for developers, operations, end users and executives.

“This entire community is strong and moving forward at an incredible pace,” said Michelle Noorali,  Software Engineer at Deis. “We’re spread across the world, so I’m especially excited for the in-person conversations as the community comes together at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe. I’m also looking forward to being inspired by the diversity of the use cases for cloud native technologies in Berlin.”

From the more than 403 submissions, the co-chairs and selection committee identified compelling case studies, panels, session presentations and lightning talks for the final agenda that tap into emerging trends in microservices architectures and orchestration, while providing clarity on the rapidly evolving, sometimes complex, cloud native landscape.

“As a conference chair, I always remind myself that content is king,” said Kelsey Hightower, Staff Developer Advocate at Google. “Most people go to conferences to learn something, so the talks must meet that expectation. I am excited for this year’s schedule of talks at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe.”

The schedule includes leading expert insight from the following featured keynotes:

  • “Cloud Native,” from Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks
  • “Your Philips Hue Light Bulbs Are Turned On By Kubernetes,” from Mark van Straten, Software Engineer at Q42
  • “Kubernetes 1.6 and The Open Source Roadmap,” from Aparna Sinha, Senior Product Manager at Google
  • “Building The Infrastructure That Powers The Future of AI,” from Vicki Cheung, Member of Technical Staff at OpenAI
  • “Scaling Kubernetes: Growing Our User Base By 10x,” from Joe Beda, CTO of Heptio
  • “Backstage With Kubernetes,” from Chen Goldberg, Engineering Director at Google

The full CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe program can be viewed here.

Thank You Sponsors

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors CoreOS, Huawei, Intel, Red Hat and Tigera; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Google Cloud Platform and Weaveworks; along with more than 20 additional Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Start Up Sponsors and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/2k5wZ8K.

Registration and Accommodations

Register by February 3 to save up to $300 on registration. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, the discounted rate is based upon availability.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering six scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit http://bit.ly/2k5Aufk to learn more about the scholarship, eligibility requirements and apply.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Fluentd and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches Cloud Native/Kubernetes Roadshow in Pacific Northwest

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SAN FRANCISCO – November 29, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced the launch of its Cloud Native/Kubernetes 101 Roadshow: Pacific Northwest to introduce key concepts, resources and opportunities for learning more about cloud native computing. Visiting Porland, Seattle and Vancouver this February 7-9, CNCF’s first roadshow will unite up to 200 new end users, developers and other potential community members in each city.

The roadshow series will focus on digging into what cloud native computing is — orchestrated containers as part of a microservices architecture — why so many cloud users are moving to it instead of virtual machines, and how cloud native is the best way to deploy modern applications. During each event, attendees will be provided an overview of CNCF’s current incubated projects — Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing and Fluentd — and how, as a community, we are mapping multiple adoption routes through previously uncharted territory. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to additional opportunities to learn more about cloud native technologies, including Kubernetes the Hard Way, CloudNativeCon/KubeCon and training and certification from CNCF.

“The CNCF roadshow series will focus on meeting with and catering to those using cloud native technologies in development, but not yet in production,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Collaboration is a huge part of our community’s success, and we look forward to bringing the roadshow series to other parts of the United States and eventually throughout the world in the coming year.”

Sponsored by Intel and Tigera, presenters include:

  • Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Isaac Arias, Sr. Director Worldwide Solutions Engineering, Apprenda
  • Brian Gracely, Director of Product Strategy, Red Hat

Registration for the first three roadshow locations is now open:

Use the code MEETUP50 to receive 50 percent off registration in any of the Cloud Native/Kubernetes 101 Roadshow cities. Dates and locations for future roadshows will be posted soon, so check back.

Sponsorships, with discounts for CNCF members, are still available. Contact sponsor@cncf.io to secure a sponsorship.

After CloudNativeCon/KubeCon 2016 sold out so rapidly, CNCF will host two larger-scale events in 2017:

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Fluentd and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Samsung SDS as Platinum Member

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Global Leader Joins Fast-Growing Foundation to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Native Infrastructure, Expands Involvement in Kubernetes

SEATTLE – CloudNativeCon/KubeCon – November 8, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced that Samsung SDS is a new Platinum Member. The company joins existing Platinum members Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Fujitsu, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Red Hat and Supernap in the industry effort to advance cloud native technologies.

“Samsung SDS is dedicated to improving the velocity and efficiency of DevOps teams,” said Richard Kaufmann, Vice President at Samsung SDS. “This commitment is evident through our professional service support for Kubernetes implementations and organizational consultation services. Through these services, we help capture opportunities for positive transformations in team constructs and processes. Critical to our hyper-connected economy, it is vital to become part of a well-functioning open-source community that delivers production-grade infrastructure software.”

As a technology team committed to invisible infrastructure, Samsung SDS brings insight into the requirements of modern web services, and mobile developers. With today’s announcement, Samsung SDS is increasing its commitment to advance cloud native innovation and support relevant technologies – like Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing – to help make open source systems easier to deploy, use and maintain.

“Samsung SDS has been a driving force behind Kubernetes since 2014 and we are committed to advancing containerized architectures,” said Bob Wise, Chief Cloud Technologist at Samsung SDS. “Kubernetes has the unique capability of simplifying deployment and execution in the hybrid-cloud-reality, in which advanced DevOps teams live. We are excited to join CNCF to help drive adoption of Kubernetes and other CNCF hosted projects by working more closely with these communities.”

As part of its Platinum membership, Wise will join CNCF’s Governing Board. Samsung SDS is also eager to work with CNCF’s 1,000 node community cluster to improve scalability of Kubernetes and related technologies – building on the commitment to see CNCF deliver production-capable software in the trunk releases.

“Samsung SDS has been working for some time to help Kubernetes succeed in the enterprise by focusing on scalability, ease of use and stability improvements,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “They are a strong supporter of cloud native computing and have established themselves as a leader in the Kubernetes community. We are thrilled to welcome them as a Platinum Member of CNCF.”

Wise will be presenting “Introduction to Control Plane Engineering” at this week’s sold-out CloundNativeCon/KubeCon in Seattle – covering the relationship between the various components that make up the Kubernetes control plane. More information on his session can be found here.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces New Silver Members At Sold-Out Inaugural CloudNativeCon Event

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Canonical, DigitalOcean and LiveWyer help advance development of cloud native technologies for building modern distributed applications

SEATTLE – CloudNativeCon/KubeCon – November 8, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced that Canonical, DigitalOcean and LiveWyer have joined the Foundation to drive adoption of container and microservices technologies and to accelerate a cloud native computing paradigm.

These new members have joined a rapidly growing community of more than 65 CNCF members and numerous developers who are passionate about advancing open source innovation, improving the developer experience and removing the complexity from enterprise container management and microservices architectures.

“We’re excited to have Canonical, DigitalOcean and LiveWyer join the Foundation,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The cloud native approach is crucial for enterprises wanting to run at scale and the demand for agile, dynamically-orchestrated technologies is taking off. CNCF is fortunate to be able to add experts from these companies to its wide-ranging community. We’re excited to work with them to make cloud native technologies more successful.”

CNCF’s newest members are joining more than 1,000 cloud native developers, users and experts in Seattle for CloudNativeCon + KubeCon, which kicks off today.

About the newest members:

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing. 65% of large-scale OpenStack deployments are on Ubuntu, using both KVM and the pure-container LXD hypervisor for the world’s fastest private clouds. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

“We believe in the power of the open source community and understand that cloud native technologies represent a new world of opportunity for today’s modern enterprises,” said Dustin Kirkland, who leads Canonical’s platform products. “Canonical recently expanded its enterprise container portfolio with a commercially supported distribution of Kubernetes. We look forward to working more closely with CNCF to ensure technologies like Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing continue to flourish.”

DigitalOcean is the cloud for developers and was just named to the first-ever Forbes Cloud 100 – the definitive list of the world’s top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution. The company is simplifying the complexities of infrastructure by offering the fastest and easiest way for developers and businesses to deploy and scale any application in the cloud.

“At DigitalOcean, we’re focused on enhancing the developer experience,” said Greg Warden, VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean. “We look forward to working with CNCF to support the open source community, advance cloud native technologies and services, and make it even easier for developers to deliver distributed applications on a global scale.”

DigitalOcean Software Engineer, Mac Browning, will speak about the use of DigitalOcean Control Center to simplify the user’s interface with Kubernetes in the breakout session “Delivering Services at DigitalOcean.”

LiveWyer is a delivery-focused infrastructure development company, passionate about delivering and managing Kubernetes, enterprise DevOps, cloud technology integration and automation support through serverless deployments. The company provides agile professional services and access to the latest enterprise innovations and train partner IT teams on site security, productivity and long-term stability.

“The LiveWyer team is committed to helping businesses transition to container-based technologies, like Kubernetes,” said David O’Dwyer, Founder at LiveWyer. “Cloud native technologies allow enterprises to scale their infrastructures up and down seamlessly and achieve our customers’ operational goals. We welcome the opportunity to join CNCF and work more closely with the rapidly-growing 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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Technologists Gather to Advance Innovation at Sold Out CloudNativeCon, Signaling Massive Community Growth

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 Apprenda, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel and Red Hat Share Ecosystem Insights; Registration for 2017 Events Opens Today

SEATTLE – CloudNativeCon/KubeCon – November 8, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today kicked off the sold-out CloudNativeCon/KubeCon in Seattle, bringing together the world’s largest organizations with leading open source project contributors to advance the state-of-the-art for deploying modern applications.

More than 1,000 developers, vendors, enterprise users and community members from around the world are gathering at the inaugural CloudNativeCon to further industry education and adoption through a full range of technology sessions that support the cloud native space, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing and related projects.

This week in Seattle attendees will hear from expert open source contributors from organizations like Box, Docker, eBay, Twitter, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Tigera, Weaveworks and more. The full CloudNativeCon/KubeCon/PrometheusDay agenda can be viewed here and keynotes will be live streamed here.

After selling-out so rapidly this year, CNCF will be hosting two larger-scale events in 2017. CloudNativeCon Europe will be held March 29-30, 2017 in Berlin and CloudNativeCon North America will be held December 6 -7, 2017 in Austin. Early registration, sponsorship and CFP information is now open for Berlin and Austin.

“It’s been really exciting to see how great the demand is to learn more about cloud native infrastructure,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Presentations from some of the ecosystem’s most influential developers and users will allow attendees to learn first-hand how leading organizations leverage innovative and fast-evolving cloud native solutions. We look forward to hosting many more events, at an even greater-scale, in the coming year for our European and North American communities.”

Participants are also getting a first look at news announced by CNCF members and CloudNativeCon/KubeCon sponsors, including:

  • Trireme, an open source security project for Kubernetes and Docker, was released by Aporeto.
  • Apprenda launched a Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit today, which includes production-ready tools for managing Kubernetes clusters in all cloud environments.
  • Available in beta starting today, FlockerHub and Fli are ClusterHQ’s latest releases designed to make running stateful apps in containers easy. Check out this blog post for more on these solutions.
  • The results of ClusterHQ’s first survey on application testing challenges reveal that legacy testing processes no longer cut it for a world built with microservices-based applications. See this blog post for survey results.
  • CoreOS introduced “Operators” to simplify configuration and management of modern distributed applications to run on Kubernetes. Read this blog post to dive a little deeper on Operators.
  • Telekube, the fully managed Kubernetes platform, was launched by Gravitational.
  • The Linux Foundation released its 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud.
  • Microsoft announced a series of updates to Azure Container Service (ACS), including the preview release of Kubernetes on Azure Container Service, providing customers more options to choose their cloud orchestrator among three fully open-source solutions in DC/OS, Docker Swarm and Kubernetes supported on ACS.
  • General availability of Navops Command, for any Kubernetes distribution, released today by Univa and a live demo will be given at their KubeCon booth.
  • Weaveworks introduced a Prometheus Monitoring as a Service within Weave Cloud that allows users to more easily scale Prometheus.

CloudNativeCon kicks off amid significant CNCF growth and staggering community growth, including:

  • CNCF launched a program today to train, certify and promote Kubernetes Managed Service Providers (KMSP), which will provide enterprises with Service Level Agreement (SLA)-backed support options, consulting and professional services by highly trained and certified service partners.
  • CNCF announced Samsung SDS as a new Platinum member and three new silver members: Canonical, DigitalOcean and LiveWyer.
  • Since May, 12 new members have joined the Foundation, including Samsung, Fujitsu, Apigee, Caicloud, Canonical, DigitalOcean, Exoscale, LiveWyer, Minio, Mirantis, Packet and StackPointCloud. Total membership for the Foundation has grown to 65 global vendor, nonprofit, and end-user organizations.
  • CNCF accepted Fluentd and OpenTracing as incubated projects after Kubernetes and Prometheus – aligning well with the Foundation’s project portfolio and goal of significantly increasing the overall agility and maintainability of modern applications.
  • The Cloud Native Ambassador Program has grown to 19 ambassadors helping to spread cloud native practices and technology across the world.
  • CNCF meetups have grown to 15,683 members across 54 meetups globally.
  • CNCF announced the public availability of its $15 million Community Cluster – a 1,000 node server deployment of Xeon processor-based Intel servers – for open source projects advancing cloud native computing.
  • The Foundation offered five diversity and inclusivity scholarships to attend CloudNativeCon and will be tripling the number of scholarships in 2017 to encourage attendance at CNCF events.
  • CNCF has been collaborating with Redpoint on development of a Cloud Native Landscape document to help the community understand how different projects and companies fit together. The beta version of that landscape is now available at https://github.com/cncf/landscape and we are eager to accept feedback.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches Certification, Training and Managed Service Provider Program for Kubernetes

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CNCF Partnering with The Linux Foundation to Offer New Support Options to Enterprises Deploying Kubernetes

SEATTLE – CloudNativeCon/KubeCon – November 8, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, launched a program today to train, certify and promote Kubernetes Managed Service Providers (KMSP), which will provide enterprises with Service Level Agreement (SLA)-backed support options, consulting and professional services by highly trained and certified service partners.

“Many enterprises have successfully deployed Kubernetes based on the publicly available documentation and free support available from our large and growing community,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “CNCF’s new offerings will enable enterprises that want additional support to be confident that they are working with Kubernetes experts, which is increasingly in demand.”

The KMSP program will ensure enterprises get the support they’re looking for to roll out new applications more quickly and more efficiently than before, while feeling secure that there’s a trusted and vetted partner that’s available to support their production and operational needs.  

It launches today with nine partners on board including: Apprenda, Canonical, Cisco, Container Solutions, CoreOS, Deis, Huawei, LiveWyer and Samsung SDS. Google has also committed to assist in the curriculum and certification development.

The program includes the following components:

  • A CNCF working group of Kubernetes experts who will collaboratively develop an open source curriculum and make it available under the Creative Commons By Attribution license for anyone to use.
  • CNCF is developing an online, proctored certification program to test that curriculum. The program will be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF.
  • A free edX massively open online course (MOOC) covering the introductory sections of the curriculum will be released by leveraging The Linux Foundation’s existing edX partnership; 650,000 people have registered for The Linux Foundation’s Intro to Linux course on edX.
  • Kubernetes training will be offered by The Linux Foundation and will also be available from other service providers who can leverage the open source curriculum.
  • Requirements to become a Kubernetes Managed Service Provider will include: three or more certified engineers, demonstrable activity in the Kubernetes community including active contribution and a business model to support enterprise end users.
  • Prometheus, OpenTracing and other CNCF project support will be added in as additional content modules over time with the possibility of a Prometheus (etc.) Managed Service Provider program in the future.

The self-paced, online course will teach the skills needed to create and configure a real-world working Kubernetes cluster. The training course will be available soon, and the certification program is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2017. The course is open now at the discounted price of $99 (regularly $199) for a limited time. Sign up here to pre-register for the course.

The KMSP program is a pre-qualified tier of highly vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes. The KMSP partners offer SLA-backed Kubernetes support, consulting, professional services and training for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey.

The Linux Foundation offers a neutral home for running such programs, thanks to its close involvement in the open source community. It is already helping develop technology for DevOps professionals through its open source projects and offers several related free massive open online courses (MOOCs), including: Intro to Linux, Intro to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies, Introduction to OpenStack and Introduction to DevOps: Transforming and Improving Operations.

In the coming weeks, any CNCF or Kubernetes community member who wants to provide input on the criteria and baseline requirements for certification is encouraged to join the Certification Working Group. Google has committed to assist, and many others, including Apprenda, Container Solutions, CoreOS, Deis and Samsung, have expressed interest in participating in the Working Group. To join the working group, go to this link.

Supporting Quotes from KMSP Partners

Apprenda: “We have been supporting some of the earliest adopters of Kubernetes well before 1.0,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda. “Given the rise in adoption of enterprise microservices patterns over the past two years as Kubernetes has matured, end users are increasingly looking for a set of proven partners to work with and we are excited to be part of KMSP along with the launch of Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit. Combining Google’s experience in managing billions of containers per week and our decade of partnering with Fortune 500 organizations to deliver distributed systems capabilities in the enterprises SDLC makes this open collaboration a great win for customers.” https://www.apprenda.com/kismatic

Canonical: “We are thrilled to be part of KMSP, as it complements our commercially supported distribution of Kubernetes and our fully managed Kubernetes services, which work across all major public clouds and private infrastructure, enabling developer teams to operate Kubernetes clusters on demand, or outsource their Kubernetes operations to experts,” said Dustin Kirkland who leads Canonical’s Platform Products. https://www.ubuntu.com/cloud/kubernetes

Cisco: “We see an enterprise container stack emerging around Kubernetes as the foundation for modern applications,” said Kenneth Owens, CTO Cloud Native Platforms at Cisco. “Companies are getting behind containers and microservices architectures because of their potential to fundamentally change how applications are developed.”

Container Solutions: “We use our expertise in software development, as well as leadership, strategy and operations to help our customers innovate at speed and scale,” said Jamie Dobson, CEO at Container Solutions. http://container-solutions.com/resources/kubernetes/

CoreOS: “CoreOS is committed to bringing cloud native infrastructure to companies everywhere,” said Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS. “We do this through products like Tectonic, the enterprise Kubernetes platform, our training and services, and through our open source leadership and contributions in the Kubernetes community. CoreOS shares the knowledge and expertise that enterprise users need to support their application-focused infrastructure. When deploying Kubernetes, Prometheus, etcd, CoreOS Linux and more, customers are guided from the teams bringing these cloud native technologies in the open source community.” https://coreos.com/products/

Deis: “Deis Professional Services works with enterprises at all stages of Kubernetes adoption,” said Gabriel Monroy, CTO at Deis. “We excel at structuring proof of concepts, production cluster standups, application migration, cluster certification, production readiness checks and training for developers and operators. In addition, Deis provides 24×7 operational support for any Kubernetes cluster managed by our global cluster operations team.” https://deis.com/services/

Google: “We are enthusiastic about how the KMSP program will support enterprises adopting Kubernetes,” said Allan Naim, Product Manager for Kubernetes and Google Container Engine. “Google will be actively contributing to the curriculum and certification development.”

Huawei: Huawei is excited to be recognized for our ability to support Kubernetes deployments in the worldwide. Kubernetes is a critical technology for us. A key goal for Huawei is to help the open source technology create value for our customers and partners,” said Dr. Ying Xiong, Chief Architect of Cloud Platform at Huawei Technologies.

LiveWyer: “Our team believes Kubernetes is a powerful tool in the next era of infrastructure development and containerized applications. The efficient container orchestration of Kubernetes provides IT teams with the ability to react quickly and robustly to any demand which is something that the LiveWyer experts are passionate about helping businesses achieve,” said David O’Dwyer, Founder at LiveWyer. https://livewyer.io/services/kubernetes-experts/

Samsung SDS: “We offer Cloud Native Computing expert consulting across the range of technical aspects involved in building services targeted at a Kubernetes cluster,” said Bob Wise, Chief Cloud Technologist at Samsung SDS Research America.  

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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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Keynotes, Lightning Talks and Additional Programming Announced for CloudNativeCon, KubeCon and PrometheusDay

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Keynoters include Box’s Sam Ghods, Comcast’s Erik St. Martin, LightStep’s Ben Sigelman, Prometheus Expert Fabian Reinartz and Kubernetes Experts Kelsey Hightower and David Aronchick

SAN FRANCISCO – October 12, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is advancing the development of open source software technology that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced keynote speakers and lightning talks for CloudNativeCon, featuring KubeCon andPrometheusDay, taking place November 8-9 in Seattle.

CloudNativeCon will bring together leading contributors in cloud native technology and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further industry education. Co-located with KubeCon and PrometheusDay, attendees will be able to attend a full range of technology sessions that support the cloud native ecosystem.

During PrometheusDay, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with companies that have adopted Prometheus’ open source monitoring system and time series database. From Percona to Shuttlecloud, Prometheus is helping companies scale and the project itself is quickly growing as well. PrometheusDay will bring together this active and growing community to advance their knowledge of Prometheus use with cloud native architectures.

“Today’s cloud native ecosystem is growing at an incredibly rapid pace – as new technologies are continuously introduced and current applications are ever-evolving,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our new flagship event CloudNativeCon will provide a platform for educating the community on these new technologies and evolving applications. The event will bring many communities together to support the growing cloud native ecosystem.”

The schedules includes 18 keynotes, 10 lightning talks, and 6 PrometheusDay sessions with presenters from Box, Comcast, CoreOS, Google, LightStep, Weaveworks, QAware GmbH, and more. The full CloudNativeCon and PrometheusDay agenda can be viewed here; the KubeCon program can be viewedhere. Talks include:

Keynotes

  • “How Box Runs Containers in Production with Kubernetes,” from Box Co-founder, Sam Ghods

  • “Kubernetes: As Seen On TV,” from Comcast Systems Architect, Erik St. Martin

  • “Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters with Prometheus,” from CoreOS engineer and core Prometheus developer, Fabian Reinartz

  • “Kubernetes,” from Google Developer Advocate, Kelsey Hightower

  • “Kubernetes 1.4 and Beyond,” from Google Product Manager, David Aronchick

  • “OpenTracing and Containers: Depth, Breadth, and the Future of Tracing,” from LightStep Co-founder and OpenTracing Co-author, Ben Sigelman

Lightning Talks

  • “Netflix OSS on Kubernetes,” from Red Hat Principal Middleware Specialist/Architect, Christian Posta

  • “Micro-Services Lifecycle Management at Twitter,” from Twitter Product Manager, Micheal Benedict

  • “Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes,” from The Walt Disney Company Engineering Manager, Christopher Schwarz

PrometheusDay

  • “Monitoring MySQL and MongoDB with Prometheus,” from Percona CEO, Peter Zaitsev

  • “Prometheus Is Good for Your Small Startup,” from ShuttleCloud Software Engineer,  Ignacio P. Carretero

  • “Beyond Nagios: Modern Monitoring of Bronze-Age Applications with Prometheus,” from SoundCloud SRE/Systems Engineer, Ben Kochie

CNCF Community Award

The CNCF Community Awards honor those individuals who have made the greatest impact over the last year throughout the cloud native space. Nominations opened today, October 10 and will close on October 28. Click here to nominate the next CNCF Top Ambassador or CNCF Top Committer today!

Election Day Resources

CloudNativeCon will be held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.  We encourage American citizens to plan ahead and register for an absentee or early vote ballot at vote.org, so that attendees can both participate in the most important cloud conference of the year and fulfill their civic responsibility.

Sponsors

CloudNativeCon is made possible by support from Diamond Sponsors Apprenda, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, and Huawei; along with 25 additional Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/2asBYqS.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization. . For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Full Keynotes And Programming for CloudNativeCon, KubeCon and PrometheusDay

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Top open source, container and cloud native technologists, including multiple founding members of the Kubernetes project, will gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing

SAN FRANCISCO – September 15, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is advancing the development of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced initial programming and speakers for CloudNativeCon and co-located events KubeCon andPrometheusDay, taking place November 8-9 in Seattle.

CloudNativeCon will bring together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further industry education. Co-located with KubeCon and PrometheusDay, attendees will be able to attend a full range of technology sessions that support the cloud native ecosystem.

During KubeCon, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with leading Kubernetes technologists, from multiple open source cloud native communities, working with one of the highest velocity open source projects. Kubernetes use has exploded in the last year and so has the desire for many to further their education. KubeCon will bring together this quickly growing community to advance their knowledge of Kubernetes use with containers and cloud native architectures. Similarly, PrometheusDay will feature technical talks covering major Prometheus adopters, leading expert contributor insights, and a full range of technologies that support open source monitoring technology in the cloud native ecosystem.

“Cloud native computing can be a very fragmented process, as the architecture departs from traditional enterprise application design,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our new flagship event CloudNativeCon will be able to build on the great following and momentum KubeCon has already established. The event will squarely focus on helping developers better understand how to easily and quickly assemble these moving parts by driving alignment among different cloud native technologies and platforms.”

A panel featuring developers involved with MidoNet, Contiv Calico, and Flannel will share how they have implemented their own networking for Kubernetes and offer unique perspectives on how their respective projects augment native Kubernetes networking. “Kubernetes Networking Panel: Collaborate on the Spec, Compete on Execution,” will feature panel moderator and Top Women in Cloud winner Susan Wu, director of technical marketing at Midokura.

Additionally, the schedule includes a mix of engaging sessions, case studies, tutorials and lightning talks, featuring the following presenters:

  • “Unik: Unikernel runtime for Kubernetes,” from CTO, Cloud Management Division, at EMC Dell, Idit Levine

  • “Automating Infrastructure Deployment for Kubernetes,” from Principal Software Engineer at Rancher Labs, Alena Prokharchyk

  • “How to Monitor Application Performance in a Container-Based World,” from Cisco Principal Engineer, Fabio Giannetti

  • “Processing Billions of Events in Real-Time with Heron,” from Engineering Manager and Technical Lead for Real Time Analytics at Twitter, Karthik Ramasamy

  • “Sentinel: A Platform for Fine-grained Application Security,” from eBay Senior Software Engineer, Sudheendra Murthy

  • “Does Cloud Native Mean Container Native?” from Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research, James Bottomley

  • “Kubernetes: As Seen On TV,” from Comcast Systems Architect, Erik St. Martin

  • “Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Resource Scheduling, but Were Afraid to Ask,” from Senior Staff Software Engineer of Cluster Management at Google, Tim Hockin

  • “Kompose: The Docker-compose of Kubernetes,” from Founder of Skippbox, Sébastien Goasguen

  • “Running a Top 5 E-Commerce Website on Kubernetes,” from Ticketmaster.com Senior Vice President of TechOps, Justin Dean

  • “How Box Runs Containers in Production with Kubernetes,” from Box Co-Founder, Sam Ghods

  • “Plumbing the Cloud for Containers,“ from Product Manager at Docker, Michael Friis

  • “Taking the Helm: Delivering Kubernetes-Native Applications,” Software Engineer on the Kubernetes Helm project, Michelle Noorali

  • “Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters with Prometheus,” from Engineer at CoreOS and core Prometheus developer, Fabian Reinartz

  • “Project Frankenstein: Multitenant, Horizontally Scalable Prometheus as a Service,” from Director of Software Engineering at Weaveworks, Tom Wilkie

The full CloudNativeCon agenda can be viewed here; the KubeCon program can be viewed here. Stay tuned for the PrometheusDay schedule.

Additionally, proposals for lightning talks are still being accepted through September 23.

CloudNativeCon is made possible by support from Diamond Sponsors Apprenda, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat; along with 25 additional Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/2asBYqS.

Register by September 23 for pricing of $400 for individuals and $850 for corporations. Registration for CloudNativeCon provides complimentary access to all CNCF co-located events: KubeCon and PrometheusDay.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering three scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities.  Visit http://bit.ly/2958nFA to learn more about the scholarship and apply.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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CNCF Offers Open Source Developers Free Access to Its 1000 Node Server Community Cluster

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World’s largest freely available bare metal server cluster for advancing cloud native computing

TORONTO – LinuxCon/ContainerCon – August 23, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is advancing the development of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced the public availability of its Community Cluster for open source projects advancing cloud native computing. The Cluster is housed at the state-of-the-art Supernap Switch facility in Las Vegas.

“The opening up of the CNCF cluster is the single most positive thing in the world of cloud native that I have seen this year,” said Fintan Ryan, industry analyst at RedMonk. “We are already seeing the CNCF taking a lead in bringing communities and companies together to work in an open collaborative manner. Ultimately this collaboration will benefit everyone using cloud native technology.”

Access to the $15 million CNCF Community Cluster, a 1,000 node server deployment of Xeon processor-based Intel servers, allows developers to initiate large-scale integration testing before releases, as well as assess the feasibility and scalability of experimental approaches. To be used by open source projects, this infrastructure can be leveraged to run multiple scalability and performance tests and deploy various software stacks easily and at scale.

“If you are developing cloud native open source software and want to ensure that it functions at scale, please apply to run it on the CNCF Community Cluster,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Multiple projects are using or in the process of applying for use, including CNCF-hosted projects Kubernetes and Prometheus, the Apache Zookeeper project and others.

“Deploying applications in a cloud is different than in traditional data centers, from performance levels and monitoring to security and system management, to orchestration and deployment, and resiliency of the physical infrastructure,” said Jason Mendenhall, executive vice president of Cloud at Switch. “The CNCF Community Cluster will help open source developers resolve issues on the entire cloud native stack.”

The application for cluster usage lists the requirements, including:

  • That the code being run is 100% open source,

  • That the testing advance cloud native computing (specifically containerization, orchestration, microservices or some combination), and

  • That the testing involve containerized workloads, if appropriate.

“The cluster is designed to provide developers with the opportunity to test applications at larger scales than they could on their own. Ultimately, this will make the move to cloud infrastructure faster and easier for businesses of all sizes, allowing enterprises to benefit from the efficiency and agility of a cloud native architecture,” said Jonathan Donaldson, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Software Defined Infrastructure at Intel Corporation.

About the cluster:

The CNCF Community Cluster, operated by Intel for the CNCF community, provides users a staged path to first develop and test on a small scale and then graduate to large-scale testing. It includes the hardware needed to develop, debug and run cloud native software on relevant infrastructure at scale. Users of the cluster will be able to experience the rare value that the cluster represents: size and bare metal. The compute node and storage specs include:

Compute Node Spec

  • 2x Intel E5-2680v3 12-core

  • 256GB RAM

  • 2x Intel S3610 400GB SSD

  • 1x Intel P3700 800GB NVMe PCIe SSD

  • 1x QP Intel X710

Storage Node Spec

  • 2x Intel E5-2680v3 12-core

  • 128GB RAM

  • 2x Intel S3610 400GB SSD

  • 10x Intel 2TB NLSAS HDD

  • 1x QP Intel X710

To submit a request to use the CNCF Community cluster, file an issue here. Note, CNCF projects, CNCF members, and related infrastructure projects demonstrating intent of upstreaming code will be given priority use of the cluster.

If you would like more information or to get involved with the CNCF Community Cluster, check out GitHub: https://github.com/cncf/cluster.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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