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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Reaches 100 End User Community Members

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Community reaches significant milestone as cloud native adoption continues to grow

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 14, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that its End User Community has grown to 100 members. The CNCF End User Community consists of enterprises and startups that are committed to accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies and improving the deployment experience.

According to IDC, by 2022, 90 percent of all apps will feature microservices architectures that improve the ability to leverage third-party code and 35 percent of all production apps will be cloud native. As cloud native computing is reaching an inflection point, it’s more important than ever for developers and organizations to collaborate, sharing best practices for implementation and building new technologies based on lessons learned.

“The End User Community is a crucial pillar of CNCF, providing feedback on projects, suggesting new projects, and ensuring the community remains vendor neutral,” said Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem at Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are hugely grateful for these member organizations and their commitment to the cloud native community, and look forward to continued growth in both the development and use of cloud native technologies.”

Any organization that uses cloud native technologies internally, but does not sell cloud native services externally, is eligible to join the End User Community as a supporter or member. CNCF helps these end user members navigate the cloud native ecosystem, ensures their voices are well represented, and assists them in successfully adopting cloud native. 

“In serving as the liaison between CNCF’s End User Community and the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), I’m able to experience first-hand the benefits for these companies, the CNCF community, and anyone using cloud native technologies,” says Jeff Brewer, Vice President, Chief Architect of the Small Business and Self Employed Group at Intuit and End User member on the TOC. “It’s exciting to be a part of the TOC that helps to influence and define the future direction for CNCF and its projects. And it’s important that the companies using these projects in the field can provide feedback and have a seat at the decision-making table.”

End User companies including Apple, CapitalOne, MUFG, Salesforce, The New York Times and many others will come together at CNCF’s flagship event, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019 from November 18-21 in San Diego, California, as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing empowers organizations to build and run scalable applications with an open source software stack in public, private, and hybrid clouds. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. CNCF brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors, and runs the largest open source developer conferences in the world. Supported by more than 450 members, including the world’s largest cloud computing and software companies, as well as over 200 innovative startups, CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation. For more information, please visit www.cncf.io.

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces the Kubernetes Certified Service Providers Program Has Reached 100 Participants

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KCSP Program Has Grown Rapidly Since its Inception And Now Has Participants in 25 Countries

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 9, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that it has reached 100 Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSP) since the program’s debut in September 2017. 

The KCSP program is a pre-qualified group of vetted service providers that have significant experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes. KCSP partners offer support to organizations looking to leverage Kubernetes technology, including consulting, professional services and training. The goal of this program is to create an ecosystem of trusted partners to ensure adopting organizations feel supported in their production and operational needs. 

“Since the KCSP program was announced in late 2017, the number of partners has risen by 454% – from 22 to 100,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “This is a strong indicator of Kubernetes maturation and adoption in the enterprise. We are pleased with the significant growth of this program, ensuring that organizations have access to service providers they can trust to help their Kubernetes deployment success.”

KCSP partners range from the largest multinational cloud, enterprise software, and consulting companies to tiny startups. Of particular note, as seen on this geographic grouping of KCSPs on CNCF’s Interactive Landscape, is that KCSPs are headquartered in 25 different countries.

In order to become a KCSP partner, organizations must fulfill three requirements:

  • Be a CNCF member.
  • Have a business model to support enterprise end users, including engineers placed at a customer site.
  • Employ at least three engineers who passed the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. 

Here are the 100 companies that are currently CNCF KCSPs:

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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 cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes Ant Financial as Gold End User Member

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Leading Chinese fintech company increases commitment to cloud native technology

Shanghai, China – June 24, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Ant Financial has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.

Founded in 2014, Ant Financial, together with its partners, now serves over one billion users worldwide through its dedication to using technology to provide inclusive financial services. In joining as a Gold Member, the company will boost CNCF’s roster of Chinese companies that are eager to foster the adoption of cloud native technology and innovation, along with Ant Financial’s related company Alibaba, which is also a CNCF member.

“Ant Financial is a good example of the surge of interest in and adoption around cloud native technologies that we’ve seen in China, with its commitment to running Kubernetes at massive scale, creating financial solutions that are used by millions across Asia,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have the company join CNCF, bringing its open source expertise to our global cloud native community.”

Ant Financial is committed to contributing and opening its technology to financial institutions and partners across the globe, especially for use in cloud native architectures with technologies like Kubernetes, service mesh, serverless, containers and more.

Ant Financial has contributed to CNCF projects, including Kubernetes, and has organized several meetups in China that cover Kubernetes, cloud native, and service mesh. The company has also contributed to Kubernetes-based projects, like KubeFlow, and developed and open sourced several of its own projects including Scalable Open Financial Architecture (SOFA) and SOFAMesh, and Node Operators for Kubernetes.

“Last year, open source celebrated its 20th anniversary. For its next ten years, the newest and most crucial application of open source may lie in transforming financial services technologies to make them more accessible to people around the world,” said Hu Xi, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Ant Financial. “We at Ant Financial, and our open source SOFAStack, are excited to be a part of this shared technology ecosystem and we hope it will bring more equal opportunities to organizations around the world.”

Ant Financial is joining other CNCF members this week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China in Shanghai, where experts from Ant Financial and their colleagues from Alibaba, Baidu, eBay, Google, JD.com, Microsoft and many more are presenting on today’s most pressing cloud native topics.

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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 cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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云原生计算基金会欢迎蚂蚁金服成为金牌最终用户会员

这家领先的中国金融科技公司增强了对云原生技术的承诺

中国上海 – 2019 年 6 月 24 日 – 2019 年中国 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + 开源峰会 – 支持和集成 Kubernetes® 和 Prometheus™ 等开源技术的云原生计算基金会 (CNCF) 今天宣布,蚂蚁金服正式作为金牌会员加入该基金会。

蚂蚁金服成立于 2014 年,致力于利用技术提供普惠金融服务,目前与其全球合作伙伴共同为超过 10 亿用户提供服务。通过成为 CNCF 金牌会员,蚂蚁金服将加入 CNCF 中国会员公司大家庭,与相关公司阿里巴巴等其他 CNCF 会员共同推进云原生技术和创新成果在中国的采用。

云原生计算基金会执行董事 Dan Kohn 表示:“蚂蚁金服是云原生技术在中国越发受关注和日益普及的一个很好例证,公司借助大规模 Kubernetes来打造亚洲数百万人在使用的金融解决方案。我们很高兴这家公司能够加入 CNCF 并将其开源专业知识带到我们的全球云原生社区。”

蚂蚁金服致力于向全球金融机构和合作伙伴贡献和开放其技术,尤其是适用于云原生架构的 Kubernetes、服务网格、无服务器和容器等技术。

蚂蚁金服已经为包括 Kubernetes 在内的 CNCF 项目做出贡献,并在中国组织了多场关于 Kubernetes、云原生和服务网格的交流会。该公司还为基于 Kubernetes 的项目(例如KubeFlow)做出了贡献,开发并开源了自己的几个项目,包括可扩展的开放式金融架构 (SOFA) 和 SOFAMesh,以及面向 Kubernetes 的 Node Operators

蚂蚁金服副首席技术官胡喜表示:“去年,开源庆祝诞生 20 周年。未来十年,最前沿和最关键的开源应用或将革新金融服务技术,以方便世界各地的人们使用。蚂蚁金服很高兴能够带着我们的开源 SOFAStack 加入这个共享技术生态系统,我们希望它能够为全球组织带来更多平等的机会。”

本周,蚂蚁金服将与其他 CNCF 会员相聚中国上海 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon +开源峰会,届时蚂蚁金服专家以及来自阿里巴巴、百度、eBay、Google、京东,Microsoft 等公司的同行将就当今最紧迫的云原生话题发表演讲。

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云原生计算使用开源软件堆栈将应用部署为微服务,将每个部分打包到各自的容器中,并动态编排这些容器以优化资源利用率。云原生计算基金会 (CNCF) 托管着云原生软件堆栈的关键组件,包括 Kubernetes 和 Prometheus。CNCF 提供了一个中立的合作平台,汇聚了业内顶尖开发人员、最终用户和厂商,包括全球最大的公有云和企业软件公司以及数十家创新型初创公司。CNCF 隶属于非营利性组织 Linux Foundation。如欲了解更多有关 CNCF 的信息,请访问 www.cncf.io。

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

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Leading transportation platform recognized for its contributions to open source big data and artificial intelligence technologies

SHANGHAI, CHINA – June 24, 2019 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that DiDi, the world’s leading multi-modal transportation platform, has won the CNCF End User Award in recognition of its contributions to the cloud native ecosystem.

DiDi, or Didi Chuxing, offers a multimodal mobility service platform including taxi-hailing, ride-sharing and bike-sharing, delivering over 10 billion trips per year across Asia, Latin America and Australia. Operating at such a large scale, DiDi was unable to find a proprietary platform to fit its needs, and embraced open source technologies to build a custom architecture. The company actively uses, and contributes back to, open source big-data applications like Apache Spark, Presto, Hive, Flink, and Druid for general analytics and queries.

“It’s so important that organizations like DiDi, which process massive amounts of data at scale, contribute knowledge and technology back to the community,” said Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem at Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “It’s an honor to present this award to DiDi, who is not only an active member of the CNCF End User Community, but serves as a great example of how organizations can play a big role in advancing cloud native and open source technologies.”

DiDi has open sourced several of its own projects, including VirtualAPK, a powerful and lightweight plugin framework for Android, cube-ui, a mobile ui lib implement by Vue, DoraemonKit and chameleon.   

DiDi has also created initiatives to encourage collaboration around smart transportation systems. These include GAIA, which brings together universities and research institutes by providing the academic community with real application scenarios, anonymized data and computing resources, and the Qunyan Initiative, a smart mobility platform through which it exports its artificial intelligence capabilities to transportation authorities and research institutes. DiDi’s research network consists of the DiDi Research Institute, DiDi Labs and AI Labs, and focuses on advancing smart transportation and artificial intelligence technologies.

“In building our resource scheduling platform we quickly realized the benefits that open source container technologies provide, and how critical it is to have a home for them that ensures the community is also contributing back and actively improving them,” said Zhang Wensong, SVP and head of the Cloud Platform Business Group at DiDi. “It is such an honor to have our work in the open source and cloud native communities recognized by CNCF.”

DiDi is one of more than 88 organizations in the CNCF End User Community, which meets regularly to share adoption best practices and feedback on project roadmaps and future projects for CNCF technical leaders to consider.

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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 cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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云原生计算基金会宣布滴滴荣获最终用户最高奖项

领先的交通出行平台因其在开源大数据和人工智能技术方面做出的突出贡献而得到广泛认可

中国上海 – 2019 年 6 月 24 日 中国 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + 开源峰会 – 维护并集成 Kubernetes® 和 Prometheus™ 等开源技术的云原生计算基金会® (CNCF®) 今日宣布,全球领先的多模式交通出行平台滴滴荣获 CNCF 最终用户大奖,此次评奖旨在表彰其在云原生生态系统方面做出的突出贡献。

滴滴或滴滴出行提供多模式移动出行服务平台,包括打车、拼车及共享单车,每年在亚洲、拉丁美洲和澳大利亚提供超过 100 亿次出行服务。由于运营规模过于庞大,滴滴无法找到满足其需求的专有平台,因此采用开源技术来构建定制架构。该公司积极使用开源大数据应用(例如 Apache Spark、Presto、Hive、Flink 和 Druid)进行一般分析和查询,并为这些应用的发展贡献力量。

云原生计算基金会生态系统总监 Cheryl Hung 表示:“重要的是,滴滴等大规模处理海量数据的组织将其掌握的知识和技术回馈到社区中。很荣幸将此奖项颁发给滴滴,该企业不仅是 CNCF 最终用户社区的积极成员,而且是组织在推进云原生和开源技术方面发挥重要作用的典范。”

滴滴已经开放了其几个自有项目的源代码,包括 VirtualAPK(一个功能强大的轻型 Android 插件框架)、cube-ui(由 Vue 支持的移动 ui lib 工具)、DoraemonKitchameleon。   

此外,滴滴还制定了一系列计划,鼓励围绕智能交通出行系统展开协作。其中包括 GAIA(盖亚)和 Qunyan 计划,前者汇聚了各大高校和研究机构,旨在为学术界提供真实的应用场景、匿名数据和计算资源,后者是一个智能移动出行平台,能够为交通运输部门和研究机构提供人工智能功能。滴滴研究网络包括滴滴研究所、滴滴实验室和人工智能实验室,致力于推进智能交通出行和人工智能技术的发展。

滴滴云平台事业部高级副总裁兼负责人章文嵩表示:“在构建我们的资源调度平台时,我们很快认识到开源容器技术带来的优势,并意识到有必要搭建一个技术平台,以确保社区快速获得回馈并积极改进这些技术。我们为开源和云原生社区方面的工作能够得到 CNCF 的认可倍感荣幸。”

作为 CNCF 最终用户社区中超过 88 个组织之一,滴滴定期召开会议,分享最佳实践,并提供项目路线图和未来项目反馈供 CNCF 技术领导者参考。

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云原生计算使用开源软件堆栈将应用部署为微服务,将每个部分打包到各自的容器中,并动态编排这些容器以优化资源利用率。云原生计算基金会 (CNCF) 托管着云原生软件堆栈的关键组件,包括 Kubernetes 和 Prometheus。CNCF 提供了一个中立的合作平台,汇聚了业内顶尖开发人员、最终用户和厂商,包括全球最大的公有云和企业软件公司以及数十家创新型初创公司。CNCF 隶属于非营利性组织 Linux Foundation。如欲了解更多有关 CNCF 的信息,请访问 www.cncf.io。

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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Certification is Now Valid for 3 Years

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In 2017, CNCF launched the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam which has become one of the most popular Linux Foundation certifications to date. Over 9,000 individuals have registered for the exam and over 1,700 have achieved the certification.

When the exam was originally released, the certification was valid for 2 years in anticipation of a major curriculum update happening at that time. However, given the current development and release cycle of Kubernetes, we are now planning for this larger curriculum update in 2020.   

This means that CKA Certifications awarded on or after September 2, 2017 will expire 36 months from the date that the Program Certification Requirements were met by the candidate (rather than the 24 months stated previously). The current curriculum still ensures that existing CKAs have the skills, knowledge, and competency that are relevant to perform the responsibilities of a Kubernetes administrator. When we do revise the exam, we will announce it here and the changes will be reflected in the open sourced curriculum. This extra time will allow CKAs to prepare and practice any new skills before their certification expires.

This also means that Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSP), will need to revisit their certifications in 2020 to maintain their status. A reminder will be sent out to all partners up for renewal as those dates approach.

KCSPs are vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes and a minimum of three Certified Kubernetes Administrators in-house. With 90 service providers in the program to date, these partners have helped a variety of organizations with top-tier professional services to support Kubernetes deployments.

This does not impact the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam which launched in May 2018. A decision about that exam will be made at a later date depending on how much the curriculum is anticipated to change over the next two years.

Interested in taking the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam? CNCF also offers online training that teaches the skills needed to create and configure a real-world Kubernetes cluster. The Kubernetes Fundamentals course maps directly to the requirements for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam or choose from one of 22 Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP), a tier of vetted training providers who have deep experience in cloud native technology training.

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

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Financial technology company is recognized for contributions to the cloud native community

BARCELONA, SPAIN – May 21, 2019 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Barcelona – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Intuit Inc., the makers of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, has won the CNCF End User Award in recognition of its contributions to the cloud native ecosystem.

Intuit is an active user, contributor and developer of open source technologies. As a part of its journey to the public cloud, Intuit has advanced the way it leverages cloud native technologies in production, including CNCF projects like Kubernetes and OPA.

“Intuit is an engaged member of the CNCF End User Community and very deserving of this award,” said Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem at Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “From its leading community meetups, speaking at cloud native events, contributing educational blog posts, Intuit is very open about sharing its best practices and lessons learned using cloud native technologies. We’re impressed by Intuit’s continued commitment to the community, and are pleased to present them with this award.”

Intuit acquired Applatix in 2018, and with it, the open source Argo project, a widely used workflow engine and a continuous deployment Kubernetes tool. The Intuit Developer Platform group has continued to drive the project, which consists of Argo Workflows, a container native workflow engine; Argo CD, a declarative continuous deployment solution; Argo Events, an event-based dependency manager; and Argo Rollouts, a deployment strategy controller.

Additionally, in the past year, Intuit has operationalized more than a hundred Kubernetes clusters that run more than 500 services in production and pre-production across multiple business units. As a part of the deployment, Intuit solved many common issues for teams deploying Kubernetes and related technologies, and shared their solutions to the larger Kubernetes community in order to increase developer productivity. Jeff Brewer, the technical lead for this integration, was also selected to join the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) as an End User TOC representative.

“It is such an honor to receive the CNCF End User Award, recognizing our commitment and contributions to the cloud native community,” said Jeff Brewer, Vice President, Chief Architect of the Small Business and Self Employed Group at Intuit. “We’ve undergone several transformations as a company, from the desktop to the web to the cloud and now to AI and ML, and each of these transformations require us to move faster with increased speed of innovation. Through Kubernetes and other cloud native tools, we are able to deploy code faster than we ever have been able to. I’m excited to see how these tools help us to not only better serve our developer community, but also our customers overall as we work to power their prosperity.”  

Intuit is one of more than 87 organizations in the CNCF End User Community, which meets regularly to share adoption best practices and feedback on project roadmaps and future projects for CNCF technical leaders to consider.

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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 cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Grows to More than 400 Members

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Foundation continues record growth with support from companies including Nielsen, State Farm and MathWorks

BARCELONA, SPAIN – May 21, 2019 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Barcelona – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that 42 new members and end user supporters have joined the Foundation.

Support for cloud native technologies continues to accelerate. According to the CNCF Annual Report, 195 new members joined CNCF in 2018 for an increase of 130 percent year-over-year. The Foundation’s more than 400 members now include every major public cloud provider, and a growing number of organizations across Europe and Asia. This comes as the community gathers for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU event with more than 7,000 attendees.

“We remain amazed at the growth of the CNCF community and the level of commitment and collaboration between members, end-users and developers alike,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Support from our members is what allows CNCF to provide a home for many of the most promising open source, cloud native technologies to improve and grow.”

These new members will also join CNCF for the remaining 2019 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events, including Barcelona, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China in Shanghai from June 24-26 in Shanghai and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA in San Diego November 18-21.

About the newest Silver Members:

  • Ankr is a distributed cloud leveraging a shared economy of idle resources in colocation data centers, on-prem servers, public cloud and edge devices.
  • Brobridge provides DZT-M, an orchestrated PaaS platform which is optimized for microservices through a workflow engine, api-gateway, queueing system to support transaction based applications on microservices.
  • Cequence Security provides a container-based, cloud-native application security platform that defends against automated bot attacks focused on business logic abuse, as well as attacks intended to exploit known and unknown application vulnerabilities.
  • Cloudibility offers Cloud Technology Experts focused on the needs and visions of our clients, helping them to develop the best and most suitable approaches for cloud, digitalization, agile work, collaboration, cross functionality, and DevOps.
  • Cloud to Go is the pioneer of the one-stop cloud development in China.
  • Containous is the open-source infrastructure software company behind Traefik, the leading cloud native edge router for modern application architectures.
  • CoreHive is a technical solutions provider specialized in DevOps automation helping clients seamlessly integrate, transform and automate enterprise applications using container and cloud native solutions.
  • Cribl LogStream is purpose-built for real-time log management, and aims to help customers reduce low value data, enrich more data with context, improve data routing, and secure data based on compliance and privacy mandates.
  • Cuemby is a Cloud Native specialist that helps businesses build sustainable software infrastructure based on Cloud Native technologies through consultancy services, Cloud Native tools, support as well as training in both English and Spanish languages.
  • Darillium is automating multi-clouding at scale for enterprises that push the boundaries of faster software delivery to production, while maintaining policy compliance, best practices and infrastructure agnosticity.
  • DG-i is an IT service provider with core competencies in IT consulting, software development & platform operation services, focused on secure and reliable application of open-source, container and cloud native technologies in enterprise environments.
  • Darumatic is a Sydney based DevOps consultancy helping clients build better software solutions focused on Kubernetes, CI/CD, cloud infrastructure and open source technologies.
  • FOSSA provides real time license and vulnerability management for open source dependencies.
  • GridGain Systems offers the first enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform that addresses the application speed and scalability needs of the digital enterprise.
  • Harness is the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform leveraging artificial intelligence.
  • ILKI supports companies in transforming their IT architecture with a reflection on cloud computing.
  • Isotoma are software developers and cloud consultants. We solve problems. We build products.
  • Kiratech helps enterprises in the adoption of the best open source & cloud native technologies leveraging DevOps methodology, providing professional services, training, managed services and reselling the best tools – security-by-design.
  • Lightbend provides scalable, high-performance microservices frameworks and streaming engines for building data-centric systems that are optimized to run on cloud-native infrastructure.
  • Mail.Ru Cloud Solutions is a leading Russian cloud provider, focusing on PaaS services,  enterprise containers, and big data analysis.
  • Navitas is a leading information technology solutions provider based out of Washington DC Metro area serving public and private sector companies to develop, integrate, and deploy applications faster by enabling customers with cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes etc.
  • NeuAlto Technologies is a product engineering services and consulting company with focus on cloud technologies and Kubernetes.
  • Polar Squad focuses on development and automation in the world that lies between development and release.
  • Portshift brings identity-driven security to any workload in the cloud, uncovering essential information and new dimensions of control for every cloud environment, at scale.
  • QingCloud is a technology-leading enterprise-class full-stack cloud ICT service and solution provider, dedicated to providing enterprise users with secure, reliable, on-demand, real-time ICT resources and management services.
  • Reduxio’s cloud data platform for Kubernetes pairs high performance, software-defined, container-native storage and data management with data mobility to enable customers to build a single data cloud for their applications across all their infrastructure, anywhere.
  • SIGHUP is an Enterprise OSS company helping organizations during their journey towards battle tested Kubernetes, software-defined infrastructures, and DevOps processes automation.
  • Stark & Wayne is a leading cloud technology consulting firm, offering: architecture design, implementation, and operations enablement. These services empower enterprises to operate highly available and extensible platforms on their chosen infrastructure(s).
  • The Scale Factory – based in London, UK – empowers technology teams to deliver great cloud native solutions on AWS, by offering consultancy, engineering, training, and support.
  • Turbot provides real-time, automated configuration and control of software defined infrastructure for enterprises.
  • UCloud is a neutral cloud computing company in China, with 30 major data centers deployed worldwide and  over 100,000+ enterprise customers served.
  • Wanclouds is a Silicon Valley based startup helping customers become cloud-native. We leverage our automation expertise and solutions in the areas of kubernetes, cloud networking, and machine learning to help customers accelerate their cloud journey.
  • Windmill builds Tilt: a pleasant Kubernetes iteration experience.
  • YellowDog is the only predictive and intelligent scheduling & orchestration platform for hybrid and multi-cloud management.
  • Zhuyun is a leading cloud services provider in China and a trusted partner to 5,000+ organizations.

About the newest End-User Members & Supporters:

  • Akatsuki makes the world colorful by providing mobile games and real life entertainment services to realize the vision of “A Heart Driven World.
  • Wabtec Corporation combines decades of industrial leadership with cutting-edge data science and analytics acumen to create an efficient, productive and reliable digital-rail ecosystem – from shipper to receiver.
  • MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists.
  • Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide.
  • State Farm insurance helps people manage the risks of everyday life and recover from the unexpected.
  • Tradeshift digitizes and connects everything that happens between a buyer and a seller, anywhere in the world.
  • UPSIDER Inc. enables and accelerates businesses through an innovative B2B financial platform.

With the addition of these companies, there are now more than 88 organizations in the CNCF End User Community, which meets regularly to share adoption best practices and feedback on project roadmaps and future projects for CNCF technical leaders to consider.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Kong Inc. as Gold Member

By | Announcement

Company behind leading open source API and service lifecycle management tool increases support for global cloud native technology growth

BARCELONA, SPAIN – May 21, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Barcelona –The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Kong Inc. has upgraded its membership to Gold.

Kong is the company behind the Kong project, a cloud native, fast, scalable and distributed microservice abstraction layer. The Kong project was made available as an open source project in 2015, and today is widely used in production at companies ranging from startups to Global 5000 companies and government organizations. The open source Kong project has been downloaded more than 75 million times and has reached over 120 Kong Enterprise customers including Yahoo! Japan, WeWork, and SoulCycle.

“As we continue to grow our global community, upgrading our membership with CNCF was a natural choice,” said Marco Palladino, CTO and co-founder of Kong. “We have benefited greatly as a CNCF member and are happy to be a part of a like-minded community which shares our belief in creating open access across different clouds.”

The company originally joined CNCF in May 2017 as Mashape. Since then, the company has grown its global community and enterprise adoption, leading to a rebrand to Kong and the launch of Kong Enterprise. The company also recently announced Kong 1.0, held its first Kong Summit and received $43 million in Series C funding, which it is using to grow its global open source community and expand international and enterprise adoption.

Kong is focused on building a service control platform that acts as the nervous system for an organization’s modern software architectures by intelligently brokering information across all services. This will be designed for the modern era of software development and seamlessly connects APIs and microservices across cloud-native, hybrid, and on premise environments. The software is available through a variety of distributions, including a Kubernetes Ingress controller for Kong.

“We’re thrilled that Kong has decided to increase its support and engagement with CNCF,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “With their focus on open source and cloud native, Kong is a strong member of the open source community and their membership provides resources for activities like bug bounties and security audits that help our community continue to thrive.”

In addition to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2019, join Kong and other CNCF members at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019 in Shanghai June 24-26, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019 in San Diego November 18-21.

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Fluentd Graduation

By | Announcement

Open source logging tool has been adopted by over 5,000 community users

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 11, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Fluentd is its sixth project to graduate, following Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS and containerd. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, a documented, structured governance process, and a strong commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity.

“In the two and a half years since Fluentd became a part of CNCF, we’ve seen it grow beyond a project to a full ecosystem of integrations and third party components,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “With an active community of contributors and users, the CNCF TOC felt Fluentd was ready for graduation and we look forward to cultivating their community.”

Fluentd was created in 2011 by Sadayuki “Sada” Furuhashi, co-founder of Treasure Data, Inc., as an open source data collector for building a Unified Logging Layer, which unifies the data collection and consumption for a better use and understanding of data. In November 2016, Fluentd was accepted as CNCF’s sixth hosted project after Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing.

Fluentd solves logging problems at scale, not just for standalone applications, but it streamlines components of distributed architectures, making it an integral tool for any cloud native organization” said Masahiro Nakagawa, Principal Engineer at Arm®Treasure Data and core Fluentd Maintainer. “We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the CNCF community and to grow our user base, and are honored to graduate.”

With more than 900 plugins connecting to its many data sources and data outputs; including Docker, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, etc., Fluentd was the 2016 Bossie Awards winner for the best open source datacenter and cloud software. More than 5,000 data-driven community users rely on Fluentd to differentiate their products and services through a better use and understanding of their log data, including Atlassian, Amazon Web Services, Backplane, Change.org, CyberAgent, DeNa, Drecom, GREE, GungHo, LINE Corp, Nintendo, Microsoft, Slideshare and many others.

“Fluentd has earned its place as the industry standard for log collection and shipping, and I am excited to see it as a graduated CNCF project,” said Gabe Monroy, Lead Program Manager for Containers, Microsoft Azure. “At Microsoft, we are proud to use Fluentd to power our cloud native logging subsystems and we look forward to working with the growing the open source community around Fluentd.”

Fluentd now has 4 active maintainers, over 160 contributors and more than 4,400 commits. It also has 189 official releases, more than 48 Million Docker Hub pulls, 941 plugins available made by the community and over 7500 Github Stars.

“As one of the longest standing incubating projects within CNCF, Fluentd has demonstrated impressive growth, adoption, and numerous integrations within the broader community,” said Brian Grant, Principal Software Engineer at Google and CNCF TOC representative. “We have no doubt that Fluentd is ready to move to this next stage, and are excited to see what the project continues to accomplish.”

To officially graduate from incubating status, the project also adopted the CNCF Code of Conduct, earned a Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices Badge. Completed in August 2017, the CII badge shows an ongoing commitment to code quality and security best practices.  

Fluentd Background

Fluentd collects events from various data sources and writes them to files, RDBMS, NoSQL, IaaS, SaaS, Hadoop and so on. Fluentd helps you unify your logging infrastructure. All components are available under the Apache 2 License, and are overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. For downloads, documentation, and how to get involved, visit https://github.com/fluent/fluentd, https://www.fluentd.org/ and https://twitter.com/fluentd.

The Linux Foundation is developing an elearning course titled Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd, which will be available in May 2019. This self-paced, hands-on course is designed to introduce individuals with a technical background to the Fluentd log forwarding and aggregation tool for use in Cloud Native Logging and provide them with the skills necessary to deploy Fluentd in a wide range of production settings.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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CNCF公布KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit中国2019演讲嘉宾名单

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CNCF主办的中国最大规模开源与云原生大会有来自阿里巴巴、百度、华为、腾讯和雅虎日

本的演讲嘉宾,加上Linux基金会的Open Source Summit。

加利福尼亚州旧金山,2019年4月10日 —— 云原生计算基金会(CNCF ® )整合并拥有
Kubernetes ® 和Prometheus™等项开源技术,今天公布将于2019年6月24-26日在上海举办的
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit中国2019 的演讲嘉宾名单。

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon的内容涵盖网络、AI/ML/DL、区块链、边缘计算、最佳开源实践;
另外,加上 Open Source Summit,原名为 LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen 中国(LC3)。
更多关于演讲嘉宾和各项议题分论坛的信息,请参阅“ KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open
Source Summit 中国2019 日程出炉! ” 新闻稿链接。

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit 演讲嘉宾有来自蚂蚁金服、GO-JEK、易
趣、京东、华东师范大学,他们将会分享使用Kubernetes、Prometheus等技术进行云原生实
施的相关话题。

“去年首次在中国举办KubeCon + CloudNativeCon之后,我们看到中国云原生及开源技术开发
者和用户的极大兴趣和热情,”云原生计算基金会执行董事Dan Kohn说:“我们一直在扩大
活动规模,能够在中国举办最大规模的开源会议,借此推动全球开源社区的合作,我们感到
非常自豪。”

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit大会项目委员会由75名专家组成,来自
VMware的 Bryan Liles和来自Lyft的Vicki Cheung担任联合主席,审阅KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
的618项提案,选定丰富多样的活动内容。大会日程包括一系列技术会议、CNCF全部项目和话
题的深度探讨和案例分析,包括应用和开发、CI/CD、开源社区、定制与拓展Kubernetes、机器
学习与数据、网络、可观察性、操作、性能、运行时、安全、身份与政策、无服务器、服务网
格、存储等。

“有机会审阅KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit的提案,真是让人眼界大开,
也让我直接看到开源和云原生技术在中国的广泛使用,和各人对开源和云原生技术的浓厚兴
趣,” Bryan Liles说:“我们能够看到去年大会带来的强劲增长。与会者将从大会中体验多
元化及与充满热诚的技术运维人员、技术专家和最终用户见面及交流,学习第一手技术的知识
及这些技术带来的好处!”

数千名技术人员将会参加为期3天的会议,聆听CNCF项目的运维者和最终用户的分享,包括
Kubernetes、Prometheus、Envoy、CoreDNS、containerd、OpenTracing、Fluentd、gPRC、rkt、CNI、J
aeger、Notary、TUF、Vitess、Linkerd、NATS、Helm、Rook、Harbor、etcd、Open Policy
Agent、CRI-O、其他开源和云原生技术。

以下为KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit 部份云原生开源技术人员的精彩演讲

● 阿里巴巴的云原生 – 阿里巴巴集团兼CNCF技术监督委员会成员Xiang Li
● 以Knative发展深度学习平台 – 百度Ti Zhou
● 以Kubernetes建设和管理Kubernetes – 易趣 Xin Ma
● 中学开源教育:以CNCF项目为例 – 华东师范大学 Wei Wang
● 以Kubernetes基准测试云原生数据库- GO-JEK Iqbal Farabi 及Himani Agrawal
● CRD不再是二等公民! – 谷歌 Jing Xu 及 华为 Xing Yang
● Kubernetes:电子游戏 – 红帽 Grant Shipley
● Kubernetes管家 – Salesforce Damini Satya Kammakomati 及Mitesh Jain
● HDFS CSI插件:在本地大数据集群中实现Kubernetes提速 – 腾讯Yi Chen 及 Junping
Du
● 数百个Kubernetes集群在雅虎日本自动运行 – 雅虎日本 Cheng Chen

中文日程
英文日程

CNCF将于6月24日(周一)早上8時至下午4時举办KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source
Summit的 同场活动

● CNCF终端用户合作伙伴峰会
● 持续交付峰会,CNCF主办
● DPDK中国2019
● Kubernetes贡献者峰会
● 开放数据自治迷你峰会
● 开放异构计算框架介绍,华为主办
● 服务网格,CNCF主办

感谢赞助商
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit 得到战略赞助商华为云、双钻赞助商腾讯云
、钻石赞助商英特尔、白金赞助商Rancher及众多黄金、白银赞助商、初创企业和媒体赞助商
的大力支持,特此致谢。到这里了解更多有关赞助的信息。

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CNCF多样性奖学金
CNCF为传统意义上代表人数较少的技术群体和/或开源社区成员提供奖学金,到这里了解奖学
金信息及申请要求,申请提交截止至2019年4月15日(周一)。

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云原生计算基金会简介
云原生计算采用开源软件堆栈部署应用程序,如微服务、把零件打包到自己的容器中、动态
协调容器优化资源利用等。云原生计算基金会(CNCF)拥有云原生软件堆栈的关键元素,包
括Kubernetes和Prometheus。CNCF创建了一个中立的合作平台,将业内顶级开发者、最终用户
和供应商整合起来,它们包括全球最大的公共云和企业软件公司,还有数十个创新型初创企
业。CNCF是Linux基金会的一部分,与之同属非营利机构。更多关于CNCF的信息,请登录
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Linux基金会
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