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containerd Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Foundation fostering cross-project collaboration and growth of cloud native ecosystem

BERLIN – CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe – March 29, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced containerd – Docker’s core container runtime – has been accepted by the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) as an incubating project alongside projects Kubernetes, gRPC and more. Docker’s acceptance into the CNCF comes three months after Docker, with support from the five largest cloud providers, announced its intent to contribute the project to a neutral foundation in the first quarter of this year.

“It’s important for CNCF to host foundational technology for cloud native computing,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The containerd runtime is incredibly important to the growth of the overall cloud native ecosystem and uniting it with Kubernetes and CNCF will bring huge benefits to end user solutions. Container orchestrators need community-driven container runtimes and we are excited to have containerd which is used today by everyone running Docker. Becoming a part of CNCF unlocks new opportunities for broader collaboration within the ecosystem.”

containerd (Con-tay-ner-D) has been extracted from Docker’s container platform and includes methods for transferring container images, container execution and supervision and low-level local storage, across both Linux and Windows. containerd is an essential upstream component of the Docker platform used by millions of end users and also provides the industry with an open, stable and extensible base for building non-Docker products and container solutions.

“Our decision to contribute containerd to the CNCF closely follows months of collaboration and input from thought leaders in the Docker community,” said Solomon Hykes, founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer at Docker. “Since our announcement in December, we have been progressing the design of the project with the goal of making it easily embedded into higher level systems to provide core container capabilities. Our focus has always been on solving users’ problems. By donating containerd to an open foundation, we can accelerate the rate of innovation through cross-project collaboration – making the end user the ultimate benefactor of our joint efforts.”

The donation of containerd aligns with Docker’s history of making key open source plumbing projects available to the community. This effort began in 2014 when the company open sourced libcontainer. Over the past two years, Docker has continued along this path by making libnetwork, notary, runC (contributed to the Open Container Initiative, which like CNCF, is part of The Linux Foundation), HyperKit, VPNKit, DataKit, SwarmKit and InfraKit available as open source projects as well.

containerd is already a key foundation for Kubernetes, as Kubernetes 1.5 runs with Docker 1.10.3 to 1.12.3. There is also strong alignment with other CNCF projects: containerd exposes an API using gRPC and exposes metrics in the Prometheus format. containerd also fully leverages the Open Container Initiative’s (OCI) runtime, image format specifications and OCI reference implementation (runC), and will pursue OCI certification when it is available.

Figure 1: containerd’s role in the Container Ecosystem

Community consensus leads to technical progress

In the past few months, the containerd team has been active implementing Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the containerd roadmap. Details about the project can be charted in the containerd weekly development reports posted in the Github project.

At the end of February, Docker hosted the containerd Summit with more than 50 members of the community from companies including Alibaba, AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Rancher, Red Hat and VMware. The group gathered to learn more about containerd, get more information on containerd’s progress and discuss its design. To view the presentations, check out the containerd summit recap blog post: Deep Dive Into Containerd by Michael Crosby, Stephen Day, Derek McGowan and Mickael Laventure (Docker), Driving Containerd Operations With GRPC by Phil Estes (IBM) and Containerd and CRI by Tim Hockin (Google).

The target date to finish implementing the containerd 1.0 roadmap is June 2017. To contribute to containerd, or embed it into a container system, check out the project on GitHub. If you want to learn more about containerd progress, or discuss its design, join the team in Berlin in March at KubeCon 2017 for the containerd Salon, or Austin for DockerCon Day 4 Thursday April 20th, as the Docker Internals Summit morning session will be a containerd summit.

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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, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, and rkt; 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 Dell Technologies as Platinum Member

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 {code} by Dell EMC builds on its commitment to open source, joins CNCF to accelerate adoption of cloud native environments

BERLIN – CloudNativeCon/KubeCon – March 29, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating environments for applications optimized for cloud operating models, today announced that Dell Technologies is now a Platinum Member. The company joins existing Platinum members Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Fujitsu, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Samsung SDS and Supernap in the industry effort to advance cloud native technologies.

Containers, software-based infrastructure, and microservices represent a major evolution in the way applications are deployed and managed. Under cloud native environments, applications are optimized by dynamically being managed adherent to the constraints but also benefiting from the features and services that clouds supply. The foundation ensures organizations have choice and confidence when they commit to these environments that rely on interoperability among cloud native components and services.

Dell Technologies, the largest privately-owned technology company in the world, is committed to enabling cloud native adoption through contributing open source software and integrating into cloud native environments. In 2013, the company released the software-based block and object storage platforms of ScaleIO and Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). Its open source initiative, {code} by Dell EMC, created critical open source container storage orchestration projects, REX-Ray and its heterogeneous storage library libStorage. In the container space, Dell Technologies has also contributed to several open source projects to enhance interoperability and storage capabilities for applications managed by Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos and Cloud Foundry.

“Technology is evolving faster than ever before – and it’s critical that organizations are able to build and sustain smarter applications that drive digital transformation. Open source is the key to agility in today’s environment, where environments must be able to handle rapid change and evolution driven by software,” said Josh Bernstein, VP of Technology for Dell EMC, a Dell Technologies company. “By joining CNCF, we are furthering our commitment to enabling transformation while making software open, accessible and consumable as the heart of enterprise IT strategy.”

“Dell EMC has a long and proven track record making storage technologies available to modern and open source infrastructure,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the CNCF. “The {code} team has been working hard to integrate storage into application platforms to pave way for increased enterprise adoption. We are pleased to welcome them as our newest Platinum member, and look forward to them taking on a bigger role shaping the cloud native landscape.”

As part of Dell Technologies’ Platinum membership, Bernstein will join CNCF’s Governing Board. This membership underscores Dell Technologies’ belief that supporting applications in new ways relies on transformation across the full range of its product portfolio. Cloud-native computing is a widely-applicable concept that spans the entire portfolio of Dell Technologies, including Dell EMC.

“Dell has been active in a variety of CNCF project communities, including presenting to the CNCF TOC on container storage initiatives including libStorage,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the CNCF. “Furthermore, they are involved in the Kubernetes Storage SIG, working closely with the community to solve many challenges of external storage functionality within Kubernetes. We are looking forward to working with Dell within our Storage and Networking Working Groups, as well as many other initiatives.”

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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, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing and gRPC; 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 Kicks Off Berlin Event with Five New International Members

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HarmonyCloud, QAware, Solinea, SUSE and TenxCloud Align with Foundation to Further Cloud Native Ecosystem During Sold Out CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe

BERLIN – CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe – March 29, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Hangzhou HarmonyCloud Technology LTD, QAware, Solinea, SUSE and TenxCloud have joined the Foundation as its newest members. These new members will join the 1,500 cloud native developers, users and experts in Berlin for CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe.

Based in U.S, China and Europe, the new members represent fast-growing regions for cloud native activity and are committed to investing in, contributing to and sponsoring the development of applications based on microservices, containerization and dynamic orchestration.

“The cloud native movement is increasingly spreading to all parts of the world, which is on display this week at our flagship event in Berlin,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re excited to welcome new members from Europe and Asia and showcase some of the most prolific cloud native developers and users in the world at CloudNativeCon/KubeCon. As we gain more international members, CNCF is able to have a broader, deeper impact on the future of the cloud native ecosystem.”

About the newest gold member:

 SUSE, headquartered in Germany, is a pioneer in open source software working to facilitate applications and developers as it provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. Twenty-five years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help SUSE’s customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. SUSE provides customers a holistic approach to orchestration and management by providing Kubernetes-as-a-Service capabilities in SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7, a Kubernetes-integrated container OS delivered with SUSE Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) Platform, and the convergence of CaaS and PaaS with the soon-to-be-released SUSE solution based on Cloud Foundry with Kubernetes as a key component.

“Modern business is moving to the software-defined data center to optimize mission-critical availability and quickly deliver new services,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE. “SUSE solutions enable innovative open source technologies that are hardened for software-defined infrastructure-based enterprise operations, backed by outstanding support. This move toward software-defined infrastructure includes a growing emphasis on container and cloud technologies, and CNCF has become the natural home for many of the leading open source projects that will enable the software-defined data center of the future. This the ideal time for SUSE to join the CNCF community as a gold member, as SUSE is focused on providing customers with a holistic approach to orchestration and management.”

 About the newest silver members:

HarmonyCloud, based in Hangzhou, is a container-based cloud platform provider focused on building enterprise PaaS platforms on open source projects like Kubernetes. The company provides enterprise clients with enhanced features on runtime security, networking and storage, and enabling microservice-based applications, distributed tracing and automated CI/CD.
“The core HarmonyCloud team, which is from SEL Lab Zhejiang University, has made great contributions to Kubernetes and the cloud native space,” said Aoyu Wang, CEO of HarmonyCloud. “We’ve used our knowledge and expertise to automate and optimize the deployment of cloud applications based on container technologies, and this makes CNCF membership a perfect fit for us. We look forward to making continued contributions to the container-based technologies fostered and incubated by CNCF.”

QAware, based in Germany, is an independent software manufacturer and consultancy – analyzing, renovating, developing and implementing software systems and cloud native applications for customers whose success heavily depends on IT. These applications provide enterprises with a decisive advantage, as they make processes and products possible that were previously unimaginable.

“Building cloud native applications is a revolutionary way of making systems possible that were previously unimaginable,” said Josef Adersberger, CTO at QAware. “We love to share our experience, drive discussions with other cloud native experts and contribute to leading open source technology, which is why we are very happy to join forces with the CNCF.”

Solinea, headquartered in San Francisco, is the leading professional services partner that accelerates enterprise cloud adoption. The company works with enterprises and service providers to help them achieve their agile, secure and transformational objectives by developing multi and hybrid cloud adoption strategies, driving cloud native enablement through the integration of containers and microservices, and accelerating application delivery to the cloud through innovative DevOps solutions.

“Partnering with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is the right decision as we look ahead at how best to architect and deploy open, vendor-agnostic cloud solutions for our current and future clients,” says Francesco Paola, CEO of Solinea. “As we work with leading global enterprises and service providers to architect and deploy cloud, container and microservices solutions at scale, to drive agility into the organization, it is important for us to work with an exceptional team that understand our clients’ needs. CNCF is the right choice.”

TenxCloud, based in Beijing, is an innovation-driven cloud computing company founded in 2014. It is the first Kubernetes-based enterprise-class container cloud platform in China. The platform provides application-centric container cloud products and solutions that cover lightweight container virtualization, microservices, DevOps, continuous delivery and more.

“At the end of 2015, TenxCloud released China’s first enterprise-based container cloud platform based on the open source project Kubernetes, we want to help enterprises to achieve rapid delivery of business applications and continuous innovation,” said Jerry Huang, CEO of TenxCloud. “The development of TenxCloud benefits from the open source community, so it’s our pleasure to promote the development of container technology and we look forward to making contributions to CNCF’s projects.”

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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, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, and rkt; 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 Becomes Home To Pod-Native Container Engine Project rkt

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Container execution solutions to benefit from Foundation fostering community building and interoperability in cloud-native computing technology

BERLIN – CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe – March 29, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that rkt, a project proposed by CoreOS, has been accepted by the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) as an incubating project. As an application container engine developed for modern production cloud-native environments, rkt (pronounced “rocket”) is used to run applications packaged as container images on servers in production systems.

“It is important for CNCF to be a good home for container/orchestrator-friendly data-processing platforms and adding rkt to our project portfolio is another big milestone for the CNCF,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Kubernetes and other container orchestrators benefit from reliable, community-driven container runtimes, like rkt. Having a container runtime engine such as rkt, along with container cluster managing system Kubernetes under a single foundation umbrella will bring huge benefits for providing solid end-user solutions to the industry.”

A pillar of cloud native computing is packaging applications as container images and distributing those images to servers. On the server, a container engine then downloads the image, verifies the image integrity, and executes the container process. Ideally, the container engine does this in the simplest possible manner while meeting the expectations of the production cloud native user. The rkt tool is laser-focused on solving these problems and is integrated with various orchestration systems including Kubernetes, Mesos, Nomad, and many organizations’ bespoke systems.

“Container execution is a core part of cloud native and it has been the mission of the rkt team and project to create a simple, composable, and production-ready container engine for the ecosystem,” said Jonathan Boulle, rkt project co-founder, CNCF TOC representative, and head of containers and Berlin site lead at CoreOS. “With CNCF becoming the neutral, respected home for rkt, the project will benefit from community building and engagement, and fostering interoperability with Kubernetes, OCI, containerd and other future projects.”

Since its introduction by CoreOS in December 2014, the rkt project has greatly matured with 178 contributors, 6,833 GitHub stars and 5,182 commits and is widely used in the industry, by companies like Xoom and BlaBlaCar. Packages of rkt are available for many popular Linux distributions including Arch, CentOS, CoreOS Container Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, NixOS, openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Void. rkt also plays a central role in how CoreOS Container Linux runs Kubernetes.

Pod-Native Container Engine

The rkt project has contributed indirectly to the creation of several important new APIs, specifications, and discussions in the container ecosystem. appc, the specification rkt is based off, was donated to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) at its founding in order to create the OCI image specification. Container Network Interface (CNI), the container network plugin system used by Mesos, Kubernetes, rkt, and others, comes directly from the initial rkt plugin system and has become a multi-organization and industry-wide effort. The rkt project was also a catalyst for the Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface (CRI) and is available for use via the CRI.

Notable Milestones:

  • 178 contributors
  • 5,182 commits
  • 59 releases with 2 branches and 667 forks
  • 6,833 GitHub stars

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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, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, and rkt; 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 Makes Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam Curriculum Freely Available

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Curriculum Blueprint Allows Training Providers To Get Jump Start on Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam Preparations

BERLIN – CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe – March 29, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced the Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam Curriculum is now freely available.

Available under the Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0 International license, the document provides the curriculum outline of the knowledge, skills and abilities that a Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) can be expected to demonstrate. By offering insights into subject domains and their percent weight on the exam, Kubernetes training providers can use the document to help shape their own curriculum and programs to better prepare for the exam. A Certified Kubernetes Administrator will be expected to work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.

“The ecosystem of training providers and consultants interested in offering Kubernetes expertise is rapidly growing as cloud native computing adoption soars,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “By making the curriculum outline available now companies in the Kubernetes training ecosystem are able to get a jump start on their CKA exam preparations. Being able to assess this several months in advance of exam availability will be extremely beneficial to the training ecosystem.”

Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam Curriculum v 0.9 is available at https://github.com/cncf/curriculum.

In November, CNCF announced a training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since then, a team of Kubernetes experts representing nine different companies including Apprenda, Canonical, CoreOS, Google, Huawei, and Samsung SDS, among others, has been working on defining an online, proctored certification program. The CKA exam, which will be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF, is expected to be available this summer.

While many enterprises have successfully deployed Kubernetes based on the publicly available documentation and support available from the large and growing Kubernetes community, CNCF’s KMSP program and training course enable enterprises that want additional support to be confident that they are working with Kubernetes experts.

This April the self-paced Kubernetes Fundamentals LFS258 course, which provides Linux administrators and software developers who are starting to work with containers the key principles behind managing containerized applications in production, will be expanded so that the course content matches the CKA exam scope.

Additionally, a new free Try Before You Buy: Kubernetes Fundamentals (LFS258) ebook sample of the course materials is now available. It gives a high-level overview of what Kubernetes is and the challenges it solves and dives deep into the system architecture.

Volunteers to help with beta testing the exam this May are needed. Interested developers and Kubernetes experts should subscribe to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list: https://lists.cncf.io/mailman/listinfo/cncf-kubernetescertwg.

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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, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, and rkt; 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 Continues Efforts to Drive Cloud Native Adoption with Application-Focused New Members

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Foundation to exhibit during anticipated Google Cloud Next event

 SAN FRANCISCO – Google Cloud Next – March 7, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Bitnami and Kinvolk have joined the Foundation as Silver Members to encourage dynamically scalable cloud native application development for the benefit of both enterprise and end-user customers. In addition, Box has joined as an end user supporter. The CNCF Google Cloud Next booth, staffed with the Foundation team and member company technologists, will be located Moscone Center West Booth D1.

Join CNCF and the #SFK8s Meetup for a panel on Cloud Native Computing at Google Launchpad (301 Howard, San Francisco) on March 9 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Speakers will plan to discuss Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd and Prometheus during a Q&A with leaders from each project. Please RSVP here.

These new members – which have each implemented or contributed to one of today’s most innovative cloud native applications – solidify the growing prominence of the cloud native ecosystem and its impact on modern enterprise infrastructures.

“Today’s cloud native technologies empower developers to create resilient and dynamically scalable applications like never before,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to be working with Bitnami, Box and Kinvolk to improve developer engagement with our growing list of technology projects.”

The companies join CNCF’s member network of more than 70 cloud native stewards, many of whom will attend CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe in Berlin on March 29-30.

About the newest silver members:

Bitnami is a leading provider of ready-to-run server applications and automation for the software supply chain. With over one million deployments each month, Bitnami-packaged open source applications for the cloud provide a consistent, secure and up-to-date optimized experience – for both developers and end users – on any platform.

“Building upon our investments in the cloud native and open container space – including contributions to Kubernetes-related projects such as Helm and Monocular and creating development environment containers for the Eclipse Che project – Bitnami is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Skippbox,” said Erica Bescia, COO of Bitnami. “Bitnami’s mission to simplify the deployment of cloud- and container-optimized applications makes CNCF membership a perfect fit for us.”

 Kinvolk is a Berlin-based development company focused on building, and building upon, the open-source software projects making up the foundation of modern Linux systems. Kinvolk works with clients to build some of the most challenging and cutting-edge cloud infrastructure projects in the industry. If a project is pushing the boundaries of what Linux can do, that’s when Kinvolk can help most.

“The shift to cloud native and microservice-based applications has been a driver of innovation for projects at the core of modern Linux systems, where Kinvolk focuses its efforts,” said Chris Kühl, CEO and co-founder of Kinvolk. “We’ve used our expertise in user-space and systemd to help build rkt, the container runtime from CoreOS, and our knowledge of Linux internals and ebpf to gather system metrics more efficiently and reliably in Weave Scope, the monitoring and visualization tool from Weaveworks. At Kinvolk, we look forward to continuing to help build innovative Linux technologies that cloud native computing is driving.”

About the newest end user supporters:

Box is a leader in cloud content management. The company enables businesses to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box today powers more than 71,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G and The GAP.

“As an early adopter of Kubernetes, we’re happy to share our expertise and learnings with both the CNCF TOC and end users going into production,” said Sam Ghods, co-founder of Box. “Box is using Kubernetes with great results and we are exploring other cloud native technologies to empower developers to run their infrastructure in the cloud and balance request traffic in real-time across applications.”

As an end user supporter, Box has joined other end user companies like Goldman Sachs, eBay, Capital One, Ticketmaster, AT&T and NCSOFT on the End User Technical Advisory Board (TAB). For additional information on end user memberships, end user supporters and the End User TAB, please visit: www.cncf.io/about/end-user-community.

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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, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing and gRPC; 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 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.”

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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, 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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