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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds 81 Members to Reach New Heights 

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Foundation welcomes new members including Cyber Armor, Monzo, Twitter and Ubisoft to help define the future of the cloud native ecosystem 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 31, 2020 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that 81 new members and end user supporters have joined the Foundation, bringing total membership to 560 organizations. 

This significant increase in membership comes on the heels of CNCF’s new 2019 survey which gathered insights from almost 1,400 developers. The survey found that usage in production of nearly all 24 CNCF projects has increased. Notably, 78 percent of respondents indicated they are using Kubernetes in production, a 20 percent increase from last year’s findings. 

“We are once again amazed by the level of interest, diversity, and caliber of joining companies,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Over 200 new members including technology vendors, end users, and non-profit organizations have joined CNCF in the last year alone. Thanks to their support, we can provide a number of services as well as a neutral home for our growing number of diverse open source, cloud native projects that are solving some of today’s most pressing issues.”

These new members will also join CNCF this summer for the upcoming 2020 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events, including KubeCon + CloudNativeCom EU in Amsterdam from August 13-16, 2020, and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA from November 17 – 20, 2020 in Boston.

About the newest Silver Members:

  • 1NCE is an IoT network carrier offering managed connectivity services such as the 1NCE IoT Flat Rate for business customers and a Platform-as-a-Service solution for mobile network operators.
  • Aerospike, a next generation NoSQL data platform, powers real-time, extreme scale applications with peak performance for large datasets, five-9’s+ uptime, strong consistency and operational simplicity
  • AsiaInfo is an innovative provider of software and IT services to the telecommunications industry.
  • Biznet Gio Cloud is an Integrated Cloud Service Provider based in Indonesia providing a wide range of IaaS and consulting services – from private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, architecture design, implementation, all the way to daily managed services.
  • Blue Sentry elevates businesses to the Amazon Cloud—from planning and migration to next-generation managed services.
  • BONCLOUD is a leading provider of the fields of cloud computing and AI in China, devoted to providing secure and reliable cloud computing basic services and solutions.
  • Btech is a leader in system integration of enterprise cloud and modern infrastructure and platform in Indonesia and put forward trusted and proven open technologies to the customers
  • Chronosphere is the monitoring platform purpose built for the Cloud-Native era and provides enterprises with the most cost efficient, reliable and scalable monitoring solution on the market.
  • Cloudam is a cloud asset manager and experts in cloud cost optimization.
  • CTO.ai enables developers to build, run, share and discover workflow automations; through The Ops Platform teams and community, users can containerize repeatable tasks and run them through our shared command-line or Slack.
  • Cyber Armor empowers DevOps to seamlessly deploy inherently secured solutions across cloud native, hybrid and multi-cloud environments – applying continuous in-memory protection of workloads and assuring only authenticated workloads can run, communicate and access data.
  • DataStax is the company behind the leading NoSQL database built on Apache Cassandra™. 
  • DevSpace Technologies enables organizations to turn any Kubernetes cluster into a powerful developer platform providing a self-service system for creating isolated namespaces and an open-source CLI for streamlining development and deployment workflows.
  • eCloudTech is the pioneer CDM R&D company in China, committed to providing enterprise with cloud data management products, offered enterprise data management total solution. 
  • Eficode is the leading DevOps company in Europe, transforming companies, upskilling teams, and building solutions that harness automation and cloud computing.
  • Elotl makes Nodeless Kubernetes which enables you to run your Kubernetes workloads in a cost effective, secure, simple, cloud-agnostic manner resulting in 80% cost savings, improved multi-tenant security, simplified operations, and freedom from cloud vendor lock in.
  • HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure.
  • Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society.
  • HyScale is a platform that makes software deployments to multi-cloud Kubernetes fast and easy for agile development teams. 
  • in2tive: in2tive Ozone is a Kubernetes and a Microservice first solution that manages multi cloud deployments and provides end-to-end workflows for managing and controlling your deployments while abstracting away the underlying implementations and providing them straight out of the box.
  • KBSYS is an open platform MSA specialist and has been contributing to customer success in the development, deployment and management of cloud native applications on top of Kubernetes.
  • kloia is a new-era DevOps and cloud consultancy that offers extensive Kubernetes solutions such as Managed Services, Audits, Trainings, on the job training, Multi-Cloud and Enterprise Kubernetes Support.
  • Kubernative is an initiative to expand and facilitate the use of Kubernetes in companies and productive environments through training, consulting services as well as our own Kubernetes distribution suitable for the target group.
  • Launcher‘s vision is to be a technology-leading hybrid cloud service provider and bring hybrid cloud service to every organization for digital transformation.
  • Layer5 empowers service owners by exploiting the unique role service meshes have in augmenting how modern applications are designed, delivered, and managed. 
  • LeftShift is a Germany based consulting firm that helps organisations build and operate world-class cloud-native solutions to increase business value and drive innovation.
  • Lenses.io allows you to access the full power Kubernetes helping you drive DataOps in your company to deliver new data experiences. Our Real-time applications and data operation portal makes developing and deploying streaming applications via Kubernetes a walk in the park.
  • LOGIQ.ai is a leading provider of S3 powered analytics software and creator of LOGIQ Log Insights: The Only S3 Powered Log Aggregation and Analysis Solution.
  • Magalix accelerates your cloud-native journey by providing insights and recommendations to get your Kubernetes and applications production-ready while bringing your team up to speed.
  • N-Able Cloud Consultancy & Training delivers high end Kubernetes training courses to become a certified Kubernetes expert.
  • NS1 automates the deployment and delivery of the world’s most trafficked internet and enterprise applications and networks worldwide with its next-generation DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management solutions.
  • OGIS-RI is a well experienced cloud integrator in Japan. We design, deploy and operate hybrid-could and cloud native system. Especially focused on ERP, Data Analysis, DX, AI, Cloud Migration etc. 
  • OverOps is a Continuous Reliability solution that helps identify, prevent and resolve critical software issues before customer experience is impacted. 
  • OVOO is specialized in Real-Time TELCO grade services, guiding customers in the digital transformation journey from the legacy to the cloud-native DevOps deployment model.
  • Predatar delivers data protection as a service across everything from cloud native workloads to old school mainframe with one platform.
  • Rakuten is a global leader in internet services and Rakuten Mobile, a Rakuten Group company, is Japan’s newest mobile carrier, operating the world’s first end-to-end fully virtualized mobile network.
  • Rdx.net: Run your legacy apps on Kubernetes without code changes.
  • Redeploy are Azure, Kubernetes, and CloudOps experts, setting new standards for how things should be built and run in the Cloud, based in Sweden.
  • Red Kubes bootstraps your Enterprise Kubernetes journey with a turnkey preconfigured application orchestrator called Otomi Stack.
  • Snapt provides powerful, easy-to-use, modern load balancing and web acceleration for next-gen and DevOps teams.
  • Spectro Cloud is a SaaS platform that gives enterprises control over Kubernetes ecosystem integrations, consistently and at scale. 
  • Stakater is a Kubernetes experts company enabling enterprises to realize the full potential of Kubernetes and its ecosystem, by assisting their journey across Strategy, Development and Operations.
  • StreamNative is a cloud-native event streaming company that offers a cloud-native event streaming platform powered by Apache Pulsar to enable companies to access enterprise data as real-time event streams.
  • Threat Stack delivers proactive risk identification and real-time threat detection across cloud workloads from build-time to runtime.
  • TimescaleDB is the open source time-series SQL database designed for instant access and fast complex queries of massive volumes of data, including long-term storage for Prometheus data.
  • TmaxA&C provides AI and cloud platforms and services that integrate all the elements of the cloud, including AI, platforms, and applications, and lead the intelligent information society. Develops Server, CICD, DevOps and SaaS products across on-premise and cloud based on kubernetes, with fully-managed open source and enterprise-level Tmax software. 
  • TriggerMesh’s cloud native integration platform provides complete lifecycle management of serverless functions and tools for enabling workflows across clouds and traditional data center applications.
  • Tufin:Gain visibility and control of your network security posture across Cloud Native and hybrid cloud environments to ensure continuous compliance and achieve zero trust – without compromising the velocity of cloud native development and deployment
  • vChain’s CodeNotary is making the world a better place by replacing cumbersome, expensive and insecure digital certificates with free and tamperproof digital notarizations using open source software.
  • Viable Data helps public and private organisations solve their most complex challenges, transform their business and embed lasting performance improvements.
  • WhizUs is a highly skilled Austrian DevOps team of Kubernetes Enterprise Consultants, supporting you to build up your K8s cluster in your chosen environment, according to your needs.
  • XenonStack is an Enterprise Data and AI Platform development and Solutions company for Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments. Managing, Architecting and Development of Cloud Native Applications for Kubernetes.
  • x-ion is the pioneer for tailor-made and secure cloud infrastructure solutions and a provider of premium services for businesses on their way into the cloud. 
  • Zettaset offers a software platform that provides transparent, high performance encryption across all virtual, physical and cloud environments.

About the newest Nonprofit Member:

  • KETI is a leading R&D institute specializing in electronics and IT under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea. Since its establishment in 1991, KETI has led the growth of small and midsize Korean enterprises in the high-tech industry and remain committed to growing together with companies in the global market, focusing on more real-world applications beyond the lab.

About the newest End User Members & Supporters:

  • Adventure Box Technology AB provides a web-based 3D gaming platform that makes it easy and fun to make, share and play computer games online.
  • Architecht is a technology company operating in Turkey, MENA, Europe, and South Asia that develops core banking systems and fintech enabling platforms.
  • Babylon Health is the U.K’s leading digital healthcare service with the purpose of putting an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth.
  • Cordial is a flexible, real-time platform for marketing teams and technologists to deliver personal, relevant, and emotionally intelligent messages across any channel.
  • Doc.ai is a digital health platform that enables the collection of real world medical data and life data, empowering our customers to optimize engagement and accelerate insights by delivering compelling experiences for individuals.
  • EverQuote operates a leading online insurance marketplace in the U.S. connecting consumers with insurance providers to help them protect life’s most important assets – their family, property, and future.
  • iHerb provides a wide selection of health and wellness products to individuals around the globe at a reasonable cost. 
  • King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of their games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue.
  • Kongsberg Satellite Services is a world leading provider of communication services for spacecraft and launch vehicles from our uniquely located global ground network, and provides advanced monitoring services with rapid delivery based on multiple satellite missions.
  • meepl is an instant 3D body reconstruction platform enabling scalable made-to-measure, size recommendation and 3D virtual dressing room services for fashion e-commerce. 
  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind co-develops offshore wind as an economically viable and sustainable energy resource to benefit future generations.
  • Monzo Bank has over 3.8m customers and its mission is to make money work for everyone.
  • N26 is building a global bank the world loves to use.
  • NetMatch is a travel technology company that builds smart, relevant and outstanding solutions to enable online travel companies.
  • NN Insurance Eurasia is a financial services company active in 18 countries, committed to helping customers secure their financial future, offering retirement services, insurance, investments and banking products. 
  • OpenTable brings together people and the restaurants they love in the moments that matter.
  • Pagero helps users digitalise and streamline their entire purchase-to-pay and order-to-cash processes via a single connection to our cloud-based network.
  • PayIt is bringing governments and people closer together through its award-winning, disruptive platform that enables residents to access essential government services from any device. 
  • RStudio is dedicated to sustainable investment in free and open-source software for data science, to help people understand and improve the world through data. 
  • Snow‘s mission is to provide complete insight and manageability across all technology. 
  • Springer Nature‘s imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people – opening the doors to discovery for our communities by enabling them to access, trust and make sense of the latest research, so that they can improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.  
  • Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service.
  • Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry, and Watch Dogs.
  • Ultimate provides HCM solutions designed to improve the employee experience by putting people first—HR, payroll, talent, time and scheduling, engagement surveys, HR service delivery, and more.
  • Yelp connects people with great local businesses.

With the addition of these new members, there are now over 140 organizations in the CNCF End User Community. This group regularly meets 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 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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Splunk as Gold Member

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Leader in data and operational intelligence reinforces its commitment to cloud native observability

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 12, 2020 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that Splunk has upgraded its membership to gold.

Splunk, provider of the Data-to-Everything™ Platform, originally joined CNCF as a silver member in 2017 and is an active user of, and contributor to, several open source technologies. This includes CNCF projects like Kubernetes, Prometheus, Cortex, and OpenTelemetry.

“At Splunk, we live and breathe cloud native technology every day, from the projects we use to the solutions we create,” said Spiros Xanthos, VP, Product Management for Application Management at Splunk. “We are excited to further increase our commitment to CNCF and will continue to contribute to CNCF’s projects, working together to provide the community with the best options for monitoring and observability.”

Last year, Splunk acquired Omnition, which is a founding and active contributor to the OpenTelemetry project, as well as SignalFx. Splunk also generously sponsored CNCF’s diversity scholarship program for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America. This fund provides assistance to members from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the event for financial reasons.

“As cloud native computing grows, it’s more important than ever that organizations are willing to contribute back – not only to the open source projects but to making the community a place where everyone can be involved,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are very pleased that Splunk has decided to increase its membership and commitment to the CNCF community and our projects.”

Additional Resources

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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Schedule for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020

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Experts from around the world will join over 8000 attendees in Amsterdam

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 29, 2020 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced the schedule for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe on March 30 – April 2, 2020, in Amsterdam. The event will feature over 240 sessions, keynotes, lightning talks and breakout sessions, including real-world cloud native technology case studies from experts.

“Last year we hosted more than 23,000 attendees across KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events in Europe, China, and North America, with each event breaking individual attendance records,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are looking forward to kicking off 2020 with the largest European event to date and carrying this momentum throughout the year.”

A program committee of 91 experts and 30 track chairs led by conference co-chairs, Vicki Cheung of Lyft and Constance Caramanolis of Splunk, reviewed 1525 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features an impressive mix of topics, including technical sessions, deep-dives, and case studies spanning from technical deep dives and end user stories to beginner level insights. Organizations and project maintainers will discuss CNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Open Policy Agent, CRI-O, TiKV, CloudEvents, and Falco.  

“I am thrilled for the community to see the schedule the program committee has lined up for this event,” said Vicki Cheung, engineering manager at Lyft and conference co-chair. “With a record number of submissions, it is amazing to see the breadth and creativity the community is bringing to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe this year.”

“This is the first KubeCon + CloudNativeCon I am co-chair for and it is an honor be involved at this level,” said Constance Caramanolis, senior software engineer at Splunk and conference co-chair. “I’ve been attending the event for years and always walk away having learned so much. Attendees can expect to go home with significant insights on cloud native technologies and how organizations are implementing them in the real world.”

The community-curated schedule will feature sessions from leading open source technologists, including:

  • “Keynote: How to Love K8s and Not Wreck the Planet” – Holly Cummins, IBM
  • “Deploying K8s to an Airgapped Data Center” – Connie Wang, GE
  • “Where to Put All That YAML: Secure Content Management for Cloud Native Apps” – Ryan Abrams, Mirantis
  • “Start Solving Problems with Service Mesh” – Maxim de Bie, ING
  • “Compliance the Hard Way: Navigating Complex Regulatory Policy with Linkerd” – Christian Hüning, finleap connect GmbH
  • “Integrating Kubernetes with HPC Environments at Oak Ridge National Lab” – Jason Kincl, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • “An Open Platform for Trading Interconnected Equities and Assets” – Walid Ali, Google & Sandeep Rao, NASDAQ
  • “Migrating to OpenTelemetry From a Custom Distributed Tracing Pipeline” – Francis Bogsanyi, Shopify
  • “Better Histograms for Prometheus” – Björn Rabenstein, Grafana Labs
  • “Neuro-Inclusivity: The Future of the Tech Industry” – Kiran “Rin” Oliver, GitLab & Leena Haque, BBC

CNCF and other organizations are also hosting the following Day Zero co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, occurring on Monday, March 30 – if interested, attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel:

Diversity Scholarships applications for CNCF-hosted Day Zero co-located events Cloud Native Security Day, Serverless Practitioners Summit and ServiceMeshCon are due February 2. CFPs for these events are due February 4.

For the full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe program, please visit the schedule.

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors: Cisco, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Red Hat, and VMWare; Platinum Sponsors: Amazon Web Services, Aqua Security, Canonical, CircleCI, CloudBees, Datadog, GitLab, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, JFrog, LightStep, Mirantis, NetApp, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Portworx, Rancher, and Sysdig; and many more Gold, Silver, Start-Up, End User and Media Sponsors. More information on sponsorship is available.

Registration and Accommodations

Register by February 2, 2020, to save up to $200 on conference passes. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available on the Venue + Travel section of the conference website. Please book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability.

Additional Resources

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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces ‘Introduction to Kubernetes’ Course Surpasses 100,000 Registrations

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Hosted by The Linux Foundation and edX.org, the course teaches the basics of Kubernetes to  developers and systems administrators

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 28, 2020 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that more than 100,000 people have registered for the free ‘Introduction to Kubernetes’ course, hosted by The Linux Foundation with edX.org.

CNCF has made significant investments to implement training, expert certification, and provider certification programs for Kubernetes. The course was launched in July 2017 by CNCF and the Linux Foundation in partnership with edX.org, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

“A core mission of CNCF has always been education. As our first project, Kubernetes has helped to spearhead our training programs,” said Dan Kohn, executive director, The Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Given the growth of Kubernetes, it’s no surprise that this course is wildly popular. In fact, an upcoming CNCF survey found that 78% of organizations are now using Kubernetes in production.”

The course is instructed by Chris Pokorni of NQB8 Cloud Tech Consulting, and Neependra Khare of CloudYuga Technologies. It covers the basic concepts of Kubernetes, including its architecture, the problems it solves, and the model it uses to handle containerized deployments and scaling. It also provides technical instructions on how to deploy a standalone and multi-tier application with Kubernetes. It is comprised of 16 chapters and can be completed over four to five weeks by devoting two to three hours a week. 

Upon completion of the course, developers have a solid understanding of the origin, architecture, and building blocks for Kubernetes. ‘Introduction to Kubernetes is available at no cost, with content access for up to 14 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

To learn more about this and other CNCF trainings and certifications, and to register, visit www.cncf.io/certification/training/

Additional Resources

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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces TUF Graduation

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Amazon, Datadog, Google, IBM, Microsoft, VMWare and other leading cloud native companies have adopted the specification

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 18, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that The Update Framework (TUF) is the ninth project to graduate, following Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, Jaeger, and Vitess. For projects to move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, they must demonstrate thriving adoption, an open governance process, and a strong commitment to community, sustainability, and inclusivity.

TUF, an open-source technology that secures software update systems, is the first specification and first security-focused project to graduate. Justin Cappos, associate professor of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, initially developed the project in 2009. Cappos is also the first academic researcher to lead a graduated project and TUF is the first project born out of a university to graduate. 

“We are moving into a new decade where open source software is pervasive and updated seamlessly across our lives through many devices,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are thrilled to see TUF secure an important part of the software supply chain and look forward to continue sustaining their community in CNCF.”

TUF has become an industry de facto standard for securing software update systems. It is utilized by leading providers of cloud-based services, including Amazon – which recently released a new implementation of TUF – Microsoft, Google, Cloudflare, Datadog, DigitalOcean, Docker, IBM, Red Hat, VMware, and many others.

TUF was accepted as a CNCF project in 2017. That same year, Cappos, along with a team of researchers from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Southwest Research Institute, developed Uptane, the automotive application of TUF. Uptane has been widely adopted by automakers—according to projections, roughly one-third of the 2023 model cars on United States roads will use Uptane. 

 “We designed TUF so that an organization does not need to be perfect in their operational security,” said Cappos. “If a company accidentally makes a signing key public, has a hacker break into their software repository, or if a disgruntled employee goes rogue, the damage they can cause is limited. Defense in depth is key to security, and the security of the software update infrastructure is among the most critical concerns in practice.” 

Major contributors to TUF within NYU Tandon include doctoral graduate Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy, now chief security solutions engineer at Datadog; current doctoral students Santiago Torres and Marina Moore; and developer Lukas Puehringer, along with former developers Sebastien Awwad and Vladimir Diaz, who participated as part of Cappos’ Secure Systems Lab. The team also acknowledges the wide range of contributions from organizations, including Docker, Tor, Python, and others, as well as participants across the CNCF landscape and the automotive industry. 

To officially graduate from incubating status, the project has adopted the CNCF Code of Conduct. It has also defined transparent open governance and not only achieved a CII Best Practices badge, but was the first CNCF project to also receive a silver badge. 

TUF Background

TUF was launched almost a decade ago as a way to build system resilience against key compromises and other attacks that can spread malware or compromise a repository. The primary goals behind its design are:

  • To provide a framework (a set of libraries, file formats, and utilities) that can be used to secure new and existing software update systems.
  • To provide the means to minimize the impact of key compromises.
  • To be flexible enough to meet the needs of a wide variety of software update systems.
  • To be easy to integrate with existing software update systems.

For more about TUF, please visit https://theupdateframework.github.io/.

Additional Resources

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 500 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 Linux Foundation

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Schedule for Kubernetes Forums in Bengaluru and Delhi, India

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Local and international experts will convene in India to discuss cloud native technologies

 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 12, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced the schedules for Kubernetes Forums, in Bengaluru on February 17, 2020, and in Delhi on February 20, 2020. Kubernetes contributors from companies including gopaddle, IBM, JP Morgan, Rapyuta Robotics, Red Hat, University of Delhi, and VMware will be giving 31 talks many of which include technical demos and discuss end user experiences. 

Kubernetes Forums are designed to promote face-to-face collaboration and deliver rich educational experiences for experts, adopters, developers, and end-users in a region. Attendees are engaged to help set the direction for the cloud native ecosystem with maintainers of Kubernetes and other CNCF-hosted projects.

“This is the second year of organizing an event in India and we’re excited to be engaging in events in two cities,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “After successful events in Seoul and Sydney this month, we’ve shown that Kubernetes Forums are a great way to bring together international and local experts share knowledge.”

Kubernetes Forums have both a beginner and an advanced track. About half the speakers will be international and half local area experts. 

The community-curated schedule features sessions from leading open source technologists, including:

  • In Bengaluru:
    • Securing Container Image Root File System on the Kubernetes Worker Nodes  – Harshal Patil & Pradipta Banerjee, IBM
    • Resiliency Patterns in Kubernetes – Ravi Hari & Lakshminarayanan S, Intuit
    • An Adventure Of Link-Local Kind – Harsha Narayana, Cisco
    • Modernizing Monolithic Application: Isolation Before Independence – Vinothini Raju, gopaddle
    • A Safari into the KubeVerse – Dhananjay Sathe, Rapyuta Robotics
  • In Delhi:
    • Noobernetes 102: Get Ready for Production – Neependra Khare, CloudYuga Technologies
    • Auditing in Kubernetes 101 – Nikhita Raghunath, Loodse
    • Lesson Learnt Running an Indian Bank on Kubernetes – Shekhar Gulati & Akshay Mathur, Xebia
    • Securing and Hardening Your Kubernetes Cluster – Saurabh Gupta, DigitalOcean
    • Unleashing the Power of Serverless Using Knative – Savita Ashture, Red Hat

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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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces 2019 Community Awards Winners

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Community members recognized for contributions to the cloud native community

SAN DIEGO – November 19, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced the winners of the fourth annual CNCF Community Awards. The Community Awards recognize CNCF community members working the hardest to advance cloud native technology.

“A core strength of open source is the individuals who go above and beyond normal responsibilities to benefit the community as a whole,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO, CNCF. “As we kick off the largest KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event ever, it’s an honor to recognize individuals who’ve been integral to making CNCF and its projects what they are today.” 

This year’s awards are being presented in the following categories: Chop Wood Carry Water, Top Ambassador, and Top Committer.

Chop Wood Carry Water: This award is given to community members helping behind the scenes, dedicating countless hours of time to open source projects, hosting and building community meetups, and often completing thankless tasks for the benefit of the community. The winners of this award were nominated by the CNCF community and chosen by the CNCF staff and TOC. CNCF is pleased to present this award to:

  • Reda Benzair – Reda is a Director of Development at CenturyLink, and a CNCF Ambassador, leading CNCF meetups and cloud native community building in Paris.
  • Katharine Berry – Katharine is a senior software engineer on the Engineering Productivity team at Google Cloud. She works in SIG Testing on the Kubernetes project.
  • Karen Chu – Karen is a community manager on the Microsoft Azure Container Compute team with a focus on open source container-native developer tools such as Helm, where she is a maintainer. She’s also the co-creator of Phippy and friends.
  • Bob Killen – Bob is a research cloud administrator with the Advanced Research Computing Technology Services group at the University of Michigan, and a CNCF Ambassador working to improve high-performance computing, machine learning, and other computational research initiatives.
  • Yang Li – Yang is a software engineer for The Plant K.K. and a Kubernetes SIG contributor working on experience, release, and testing.
  • 张丽颖 Liying (Vivian) Zhang –  Vivian is a product and open source community manager at JD.com, and a CNCF Ambassador building the cloud native community in China.

Top Ambassador: This award is presented to a champion advocate for the cloud native space. This individual helps spread awareness of cloud native, CNCF, and its incubated projects. The CNCF Ambassador leverages multiple platforms, both online as well as speaking engagements, driving interest, and excitement around projects. CNCF Ambassadors voted for the Top Ambassador. They are pleased to present the award to:

  • Lachlan Evenson – Lachlan is a Principal Program Manager on the Container Compute team at Azure, a CNCF Ambassador, and a TOC contributor, and has deep operational knowledge of many Cloud Native projects.

Top Committer: This award recognizes excellence in technical contributions to CNCF and its hosted projects. The CNCF Top Committer has made key commits to projects and, more importantly, contributes in a way that benefits the project as a whole. CNCF Maintainers (committers) voted for the Top Committer, and are pleased to present the award to:

  • Frederic Branczyk – Frederic is an engineer at Red Hat, contributing to Prometheus and Kubernetes to build state-of-the-art modern infrastructure and monitoring tools. 

For the Top Ambassador and Top Committer categories, voting was performed using the CIVS tool using Condorcet-IRV.

Previous winners of the Community Awards include Jorge Castro, Dawn Chen, Michael Hausenblas, Jordan Liggitt, Dianne Mueller, April Kyle Nassi, Kris Nova, Sarah Novotny, Paris Pittman and many more.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Equinix as Gold Member

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The global interconnection and data center company strengthens its commitment to open source and cloud native technology 

SAN DIEGO – November 19, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that Equinix has joined as a gold member.

Equinix connects the world’s leading businesses to clouds, customers, and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. The company started using open source technology in 2016, and continues to leverage open source as the foundation for its product development work to support hybrid cloud use cases on Platform Equinix®.    

“We are excited to join the thriving Cloud Native Computing Foundation ecosystem and look forward to collaborating with the open source developer community,” said Justin Dustzadeh, chief technology officer, Equinix. “We will continue to leverage and expand the use of software-defined, cloud native technologies within Platform Equinix to help our customers transform their businesses and manage distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems.”

Equinix has published its SmartKey Kubernetes KMS Plugin, which allows developers to use SmartKey as a Key Management Service (KMS) provider for Kubernetes. Equinix SmartKey is an HSM as a Service that provides secure key management and cryptography service. The company is also an active user of many CNCF projects, including CoreDNS, etcd, gRPC, Kubernetes, as well as many other open source projects. 

“It’s great to see Equinix, an active user of open source, cloud native technologies, join CNCF,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re eager to support them as Equinix becomes more engaged in the upstream communities to support the growth and evolution of the cloud-native ecosystem.” 

Equinix will be one of many CNCF members attending the largest ever KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America this week in San Diego. 

Additional Resources

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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Reaches Over 100 Certified Kubernetes Vendors

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More than 100 vendors now provide certified, conformant Kubernetes products

SAN DIEGO – November 19, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that it has surpassed 100 vendors with Certified Kubernetes products as part of the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. A certified vendor is an organization that provides a Kubernetes distribution, hosted platform, or installer.

CNCF runs the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program to ensure that every vendor’s version of Kubernetes, or open source community version, remains conformant and supports the required APIs so users can rely on a seamless, stable experience. The program was created two years ago with 32 founding vendors. To become certified, vendors use an automated test suite to demonstrate conformance, which CNCF reviews and certifies via a public process

“Certification is essential because it provides consistency across different commercial and open source implementations of Kubernetes,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Reaching this milestone of 100 vendors is indicative of the ubiquitous adoption of Kubernetes across cloud and enterprise software companies ranging from startups to the biggest technology vendors in the world.

To remain certified, vendors provide the latest version of Kubernetes at least yearly, ensuring that users have access to the latest features the community has worked hard to deliver. Any vendor is invited and encouraged to run the conformance test suite and submit for review and certification by CNCF. End users should make sure their vendor partners certify their Kubernetes offering and can confirm that certification using the same open source test suite.

To learn more about the program, see FAQs here.

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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 500 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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces NetApp Upgrade to Platinum Membership

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Leading storage provider deepens commitment to support the development of cloud native storage

SAN DIEGO – November 19, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that NetApp has upgraded its membership to platinum. 

NetApp joined CNCF in 2015 as a founding gold member and brought its storage leadership to the budding evolution around persistent data management within Kubernetes. The company has since continued to expand its commitment to Kubernetes and played a key role in driving data management and efficient storage for containers’ stateful data. 

“As a founding member of CNCF, NetApp has been a constant driver of innovation around cloud native storage technologies,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Its increased commitment to the CNCF community by upgrading to platinum is very appreciated, and we look forward to continuing to tackle the challenges of persistent data requirements in containerized applications.” 

Storage, exposing data management capabilities of the underlying platform, and solving for data gravity are now a central focus for the cloud native ecosystem as enterprises increasingly move to containerized applications. 

“We joined CNCF because the foundation aligned perfectly with our data fabric vision for multi-cloud environments, and we saw the benefits of standardizing cloud native storage technology,” said Jonsi Stefansson, chief technology officer and vice president, Cloud Data Services, NetApp. “We are thrilled to increase our membership to platinum and work even closer with the community to solve application and persistent storage challenges for the cloud native ecosystem.” 

NetApp focuses on providing a way for applications to access data regardless of the platform. Having recently launched a number of Kubernetes-related products, including its NetApp Kubernetes Service, in addition to its open source project, Trident, NetApp has developed core capabilities to dramatically simplify the persistent volume provisioning process. 

Container-native storage has gained momentum with the recent creation of the CNCF Storage SIG, as well as the incubation of four CNCF projects focused on storage, including etcd, Rook, TiKV, and Vitess

NetApp will be one of many CNCF members attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America this week. 

Additional Resources

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 500 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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