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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches Certified Kubernetes Program with 32 Conformant Distributions and Platforms

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Program Ensures Portability and Interoperability Across the Kubernetes Ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO – November 13, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus, today announced availability of the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program, which ensures Certified Kubernetes™ products deliver consistency and portability, and that 32 Certified Kubernetes Distributions and Platforms are now available.

Over the last three years, Kubernetes has been adopted by a vibrant, diverse community of providers. As part of the new program, vendors use an automated test suite to demonstrate their conformance and CNCF certifies their submission.

The following products have passed the Certified Kubernetes conformance program:

  • Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Cloud Container Service
  • Apprenda, Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET)
  • Appscode, Pharmer
  • Caicloud, Compass
  • Canonical, Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes
  • Cisco Systems, Cisco Container Platform
  • Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime
  • CoreOS, Tectonic
  • DaoCloud, DaoCloud Enterprise
  • Docker, Docker Enterprise Edition
  • Google, Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Heptio, AWS-Quickstart
  • Huawei, Huawei Cloud Container Engine
  • IBM, IBM Cloud Container Service and IBM Cloud Private
  • Loodse, Kubermatic Container Engine
  • Mesosphere, Kubernetes on DC/OS
  • Microsoft, Azure ACS-Engine
  • Mirantis, Mirantis Cloud Platform
  • Netease, Netease Container Service Dedicated
  • Oracle, Oracle Container Engine, Oracle Linux, Oracle Terraform Kubernetes Installer
  • Pivotal Software, Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
  • Poseidon, Typhoon
  • Rancher, Inc., Rancher Kubernetes
  • Red Hat, OpenShift
  • SAP, Cloud Platform – Gardener
  • SUSE, SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) Platform
  • Samsung SDS, Kraken
  • StackPointCloud, Stackpoint.io
  • Tencent Cloud, Tencent Cloud Container Service
  • VMware, Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
  • Weaveworks, kubeadm
  • Wise2C Technology, WiseCloud

“The new Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program gives enterprise organizations the confidence that workloads that run on any Certified Kubernetes Distribution or Platform will work correctly on any other version,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The interoperability that this program ensures is essential to Kubernetes meeting its promise of offering a single open source software project supported by many vendors that can deploy on any public, private or hybrid cloud.”

A Certified Kubernetes product guarantees that the complete Kubernetes API functions as specified, so users can rely on a seamless, stable experience.

Certified Kubernetes implementations are permitted to use the new Certified Kubernetes logo and also are allowed to use the Kubernetes mark in combination with their product name (e.g., XYZ Kubernetes Service). Development of the certification program involved close collaboration between CNCF and the rest of the Kubernetes community, especially the Testing and Architecture Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

The Kubernetes Architecture SIG is the final arbiter of the definition of API conformance for the program. The program also includes strong guarantees that commercial providers of Kubernetes will continue to release new versions to ensure that customers can take advantage of the rapid pace of ongoing development. Kubernetes is one of the highest velocity software projects in the history of open source.

Vendor quotes:

Alibaba Cloud: “We believe Kubernetes is one of the key enabling technologies for a hybrid cloud application platform,” said Hong Tang, Chief Architect of Alibaba Cloud. “The conformance certification is important to ensure workload portability across different Kubernetes offerings. As always, Alibaba Cloud is committed to the open container ecosystems and communities.”

Cisco: “Cisco has certified its container platform using the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. The certification program provides Cisco’s customers with the confidence of a consistent Kubernetes environment,” said Lew Tucker, Vice President and CTO, Cloud Computing, at Cisco.

CoreOS: “The introduction of the Kubernetes Conformance certification program shows the maturity of the project and the validation of the vendor ecosystem that prioritizes enabling a reliable and consistent experience for Kubernetes consumers. We at CoreOS have ensured that Tectonic, our leading enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform, has achieved compliance,” said Reza Shafii, VP of product, CoreOS.

Docker: “By achieving certification through the Kubernetes Software Conformance program, we offer organizations a Kubernetes-certified platform to deploy Linux or Windows-based applications across a secure and automated supply chain operating in hybrid cloud environments,” said Banjot Chanana, Head of Product Management for Docker. “Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) offers an unmodified version of Kubernetes with the added value of the Docker platform including security, management, a familiar developer workflow and tooling, broad ecosystem compatibility and an adherence to industry standards.”

Google: “From the day Google first open-sourced Kubernetes, the goal has been to provide a highly portable cloud native platform for developers to quickly deploy services on premises, in public cloud, and in hybrid environments,” said Eyal Manor, VP Engineering, Google Cloud. The Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program is a way for vendors to prove they are offering pure Kubernetes, with continuous, seamless upgrades, giving users assurance that they can continue to benefit from the innovation and portability Kubernetes offers. We continue to provide that experience in Google Kubernetes Engine.”

Huawei: “Huawei is proud to be part of the initial wave of certified cloud vendors for the recently instituted CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program,” said Jiayongli, VP of PaaS Product department of Cloud BU at Huawei. “With this stamp of approval from CNCF, Huawei underscores its commitment to our customers and partners around a consistent and portable Huawei Cloud Services as part of our overall vision towards a truly open source cloud technology. This demonstrates the brand integrity and fosters confidence and strength of Huawei’s underlying cloud platform capabilities.”

IBM: “The pace of Kubernetes adoption among developers has been unprecedented, which is why we’ve made it a core component of both the IBM Cloud Container Service and IBM Cloud Private offerings,” said Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Cloud. “By certifying our Kubernetes-based technologies with the open community’s interoperability standards, IBM is investing in the future of Kubernetes, and making it easier for developers to deliver innovation from their data and apps across IBM Cloud and other platforms.”

Mesosphere: “We are thrilled to see the introduction of the Certified Kubernetes program to ensure its consistency and safeguard against forks of the project that degrade the user experience,” said Tobi Knaup, CTO and Co-founder, Mesosphere. “At Mesosphere, we are committed to enabling teams to easily install and operate 100-percent pure Kubernetes clusters that are highly available, secure by default, and integrate easily with the production-grade data services that DC/OS has to offer.”

Microsoft: “Microsoft’s commitment to Kubernetes spans multiple product offerings, and we will add AKS, our new managed Kubernetes service, to our list of compliant services in the coming weeks,”  Gabe Monroy, Lead Program Manager, Containers, Microsoft Azure. “We’re all in on providing the absolute best experience for our customers seeking a reliable, scalable, and portable environment for their containerized workloads.”

Mirantis: “With September’s release of the latest Mirantis Cloud Platform, we fully embraced Kubernetes as part of our march to introduce new container services to our managed open cloud portfolio as the open source projects behind them become more mature,” said Nick Chase, Mirantis Head of Technical and Marketing Content. “The Certified Kubernetes program enables customers to be confident in the interoperability of the product or service that they choose, which is crucial in this multi-cloud world.”

Oracle: “The Certified Kubernetes program is a huge step forward in ensuring consistency and portability for developers no matter where the Kubernetes platform is running – in the cloud, across clouds, on premise, or locally on your laptop,” said TJ Fontaine, Oracle Technical Lead, Kubernetes Project. “With Oracle Container Engine, Oracle Terraform Kubernetes Installer, and Oracle Linux Container Services for use with Kubernetes, we are excited to be part of this first group of vendors certified under the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program and look forward to helping the Cloud Native Computing Foundation further the adoption of Kubernetes across the industry.”

Pivotal Software: “Pivotal and VMware, in collaboration with Google Cloud, recently announced Pivotal Container Service, a powerful new way to deploy and operate Kubernetes,” said Ian Andrews, Vice President of Products, Pivotal Software. “PKS enables Global 2000 companies to deliver production-ready Kubernetes across private and public clouds, with constant compatibility to Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). The Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program gives our customers even more confidence that PKS will help them operationalize Kubernetes reliably and securely at scale.”

Red Hat: “Core to Red Hat is our belief in both an upstream first development model and the potential for cross-community collaborative development to deliver standardization to the technology industry,” said Chris Wright, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat. “Through open source innovation and as a champion for open standards, Red Hat is helping customers around the world embrace container technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a leading enterprise distribution of Kubernetes.”

SAP: “Kubernetes radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining distributed systems. It plays an important role in SAP’s multi-cloud and open platform strategy. As a key functionality of SAP Cloud Platform, it will allow customers and partners to run their digital transformation workloads on SAP Cloud Platform deployed in SAP’s data centers or on their preferred hyperscale cloud provider. Certified Kubernetes environments ensure portability of our customer and partner applications across our various deployment options,” said Björn Goerke, President, SAP Cloud Platform and CTO, SAP SE.

SUSE: “SUSE has long been committed to providing our customers with open source technologies and a no-lock-in business model,” said Alan Clark, Director of Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE. “Now, Kubernetes conformance certification of SUSE CaaS Platform solidifies our ability to carry that value into the emerging application delivery domain, where assurances of interoperability are especially critical, given the rapid pace of technology advancement and market evolution. It’s a win-win for SUSE and our customers.”

Samsung SDS: “Samsung SDS places high value on the conformance of our Kubernetes tooling with the community standards for portability, interoperability, upgradeability and predictability,” said Aaron Crickenberger, Samsung SDS Senior Technologist and Kubernetes Steering Committee Member. “The Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program, an important part of our validation procedures, increases confidence for any system admin using our Kraken build/deployment system to reliably maintain and operate their clusters from upstream Kubernetes releases.”

Tencent: “Tencent Cloud’s CCS (Cloud Container Service) has always been committed to enhancing user experience and maintaining consistency, said TianFu Wang, Senior Staff Engineer at Tencent Cloud. “The Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program is an important milestone for us to guarantee consistency and portability of our customer. The certification demonstrates that any services deployed on Tencent’s CCS platform ensures portability and reliability, as well as provides great security through seamless upgradeability.”

VMWare: “The Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program offers enterprises peace of mind that Certified Kubernetes products provide true consistency and workload portability,” said Paul Dul, Vice President of Product Management, Cloud-Native Apps, VMware. “In collaboration with Pivotal, we’re proud to announce that the initial release of Pivotal Container Service (PKS) will be certified out of the gate. We’re committed to rapidly adopting the latest Kubernetes releases and  providing enterprises with a seamless upgrade experience, enabling them to take advantage of the innovation in future releases.”

Any vendor is invited to run the conformance test suite and submit conformance testing results for review and certification by the CNCF. End users should make sure their vendor partners certify their Kubernetes product and can confirm that certification using the same open source test suite.

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, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, and TUF. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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CNCF To Host Two Security Projects – Notary and TUF Specification

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Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Docker Security Engineer, today announced on stage at Open Source Summit Europe, that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted Notary in as our 13th hosted project and TUF in as our 14th hosted project.

“With every project presented to the CNCF, the TOC evaluates what that project provides to the cloud native ecosystem,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Notary and the TUF specification address a key challenge for enterprises working with containers by providing a solution for trusted, cross-platform delivery of content. We are excited to have these projects come in as one collective contribution to CNCF and look forward to cultivating their communities.”

Notary Based on The Update Framework (TUF) specification

Docker Platform including Enterprise Edition and Community Edition, Moby Project, Huawei, Motorola Solutions, VMWare, LinuxKit, Quay, and Kubernetes have all integrated Notary/TUF.

Originally created by Docker in June 2015, Notary is based on The Update Framework (TUF) specification, a secure general design for the problem of software distribution and updates. TUF helps developers to secure new or existing software update systems, which are often found to be vulnerable to many known attacks. TUF addresses this widespread problem by providing a comprehensive, flexible security framework that developers can integrate with any software update system.

Notary is one of the industry’s most mature implementations of the TUF specification and its Go implementation is used today to provide robust security for container image updates, even in the face of a registry compromise. Notary takes care of the operations necessary to create, manage, and distribute the metadata needed to ensure the integrity and freshness of user content. Notary/TUF provides both a client, and a pair of server applications to host signed metadata and perform limited online signing functions.

Image 1: Diagram illustrates the interactions between the Notary client, server, and signer

It is also beginning to gain traction outside the container ecosystem as platforms like Kolide use Notary to secure distribution of osquery through their auto-updater.

“In a developer’s workflow, security can often be an afterthought; however, every piece of deployed code from the OS to the application should be signed. Notary establishes strong trust guarantees to prevent malicious content from being injected into the workflow processes,” said David Lawrence, Senior Software Engineer at Docker. “Notary is a widely used implementation in the container space. By joining CNCF, we hope Notary will be more widely adopted and different use cases will emerge.”

Notary joins the following CNCF projects Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, and Jaeger.

Use Case Examples of Notary:

  • Docker uses Notary to implement Docker Content Trust and all of the docker trust subcommands.
  • Quay is using Notary as a library, wrapping it and extending it to suit their needs. For Quay, Notary is flexible rather than single-purpose.
  • CloudFlare’s PAL tool uses Notary for container identity, allowing one to associate metadata such as secrets to running containers in a verifiable manner.
  • LinuxKit is using Notary to distribute its kernels and system packages.

Notable Notary Milestones:

  • 865 GitHub stars, 156 forks
  • 45 contributors
  • 8 maintainers from 3 companies; Docker, CoreOS, Huawei
  • 2600+ commits, 34 releases

TUF

TUF (The Update Framework) is an open source specification that was written in 2009 by Professor Justin Cappos and developed further by members of the Professor Cappos’s Secure Systems Lab at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.

TUF is designed to work as part of a larger software distribution framework and provides resilience to key or server compromises. Using a variety of cryptographic keys for content signing and verification, TUF allows security to remain as strong as is practical against a variety of different classes of attacks.

TUF is used in production by Docker, LEAP, App Container, Flynn, OTAInfo, ATS Solutions, and VMware.

“In addition to focusing on security, one of our primary goals has been to operate securely within the workflow that groups already use on their repositories,” said Professor Cappos. “We have learned a tremendous amount by working with Docker, CoreOS, OCaml, Python, Rust, and automotive vendors to tune TUF to work better in their environments.”

TUF has a variety of use cases beyond containers. For example, several different companies in the automotive industry have integrated a TUF-variant called Uptane, with more integrations underway. As a result, Uptane was recently named one of Popular Science’s Top 100 Technologies of the Year. There is also a lot of momentum toward adoption by different programming language software repositories, including standardization by Python (PEP 458 and 480). TUF has also been security audited by multiple groups.

Notable TUF Milestones:

  • Open source since 2010
  • 517 GitHub stars, 74 forks
  • 27+ contributors from CoreOS, Docker, OCaml, Python, Rust (ATS Solutions) and Tor
  • 2700+ commits

As CNCF hosted projects, Notary and TUF will be part of a neutral community aligned with technical interests. The CNCF will also assist Notary and TUF with marketing and documentation efforts as well as help grow their communities.

“The inclusion of Notary and TUF into the CNCF is an important milestone as it is the first project to address concerns regarding the trusted delivery of content for containerized applications,” said Solomon Hykes, Founder and CTO at Docker and CNCF TOC project sponsor. “Notary is already at the heart of several security initiatives throughout the container ecosystem and with this donation, it will be even more accessible as a building block for broader community collaboration.”

For more on Notary, check out the release blog for Notary and Docker Content Trust, as well as Docker’s Notary doc pages and read Getting Started with Notary and Understand the Notary service architecture. For more on TUF, check out The Updated Framework page and watch Professor Cappos in this video and this conference presentation video.

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces 30 New Members

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Foundation Reaches 138 Member Mark At Open Source Summit Europe Event

PRAGUE – October 23, 2017 – Open Source Summit – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that 30 new members joined the Foundation.

451 Research forecasts the global DevOps & microservices market is predicted to reach $10 billion by 2021, positioning cloud native technologies for rapid adoption.

“CNCF is thrilled to welcome our many new members from around the world in diverse industries, including financial leaders like Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “CNCF has now crossed over the 100 member mark in less than two years since we started, including the six largest public cloud providers. As our membership base diversifies, the ecosystem benefits from broader input, contributions and financial support to fuel more rapid adoption of cloud native computing.”

About the newest Silver Members:

  • ACEDEMAND IT Serviceshas experience with software architecture and software development support to help with enterprise software projects.
  • Alauda, with its container-centric enterprise Platform-as-a-Service offerings, empowers professionals in software and IT with a razor focus on delivering cloud native capabilities and DevOps best practices to enterprise customers across industries.
  • Applatix provides products and services that help developers successfully run Kubernetes in development and production, including Argo – an open source container-native workflow engine for Kubernetes.
  • Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their container-based applications from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security.
  • Buoyant builds open source service mesh infrastructure to help companies run their applications safely, securely and reliably.
  • Bloomberg is a global business and financial information powerhouse which uses innovative technology to deliver real-time data, news and analytics to influential decision makers across business, finance, government, policy and philanthropy.
  • Cloudvisory provides centralized management of cloud native security controls – delivering real-time visibility, intelligent micro-segmentation, security policy orchestration and continuous compliance enforcement for Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, OpenStack, VMware and bare metal environments.
  • ContainerShip is a multi-cloud CaaS platform that makes it easy to deploy, scale, manage and snapshot clusters on any of the integrated 14+ cloud providers or your own datacenter.
  • Dynatrace is the only digital performance management provider offering AI-powered, full stack, automated monitoring for today’s hypercomplex, webscale IT environments.
  • Ghostcloud is the biggest CaaS (container as a service) platform in the southwest of China, committed to helping enterprises transform from traditional IT to cloud native.
  • Giant Swarm manages Kubernetes Clusters on top of a secure, multi-tenant platform for enterprise companies, both on-premises and in the cloud.
  • GitLab is the leading integrated product for modern software development. Connecting issue management, version control, code review, CI, CD and monitoring into a single, easy-to-install application, GitLab helps teams go faster from idea to production.
  • Gravitational offers tools to manage distributed applications across multiple hosting regions, including on-premise clouds. Teleport enables RBAC for multi-region SSH and Telekube securely replicates and manages Kubernetes clusters across regions.
  • InfoSiftr– a global authority in container images – provides Docker Authorized Training, integration and consulting services, with a team that includes a Docker core maintainer as well as other contributors who support the container runtime spec – runC and containerd – and Docker CE.
  • Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.
  • New H3C Technologies is a world-leading provider of New IT solutions, fully committed to the research & development, production, sales, consulting and services of New IT products and solutions.
  • Netsil provides observability and monitoring for cloud native applications – enabling real-time visibility into the health and performance of applications, without any code instrumentation.
  • Nirmata provides multi-cloud Kubernetes cluster management for enterprise IT, as well as simplified delivery, management and governance of cloud native applications for product development and operations teams.
  • OpenEBS is open source containerized storage natively integrated into Kubernetes that delivers per Pod or microservice storage policies such as cross cloud replication.
  • Platform9’s next-generation open cloud is built on a SaaS architecture that runs across any data-center or public cloud – making it easy for enterprises to deploy, manage and maintain hybrid clouds using industry standard cloud frameworks such as Kubernetes, OpenStack and Fission.
  • Qualcomm‘s technologies are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, introduced Qualcomm Centriq™, a new family of ARM-based processors, to address the needs of today’s datacenter.
  • RackN is using fast, simple and open automation to change the economics of the data center.
  • resin.io enables developers to remotely update and manage code running on fleets of Linux-based connected devices – bringing a modern software development workflow, including Docker, to the Internet of Things.
  • WSO2 provides a 100 percent open source unified platform to build, scale and secure enterprise applications – enabling companies to innovate faster and digitally transform.

About the newest End-User Members & Supporters:

  • GitHub – the largest open source community in the world – enables developers to create and maintain influential technologies from more than 68 million repositories worldwide.
  • Kuelap is a cloud native platform for digital financial services based on the open source Apache Fineract framework and other open source standards – providing fast, low-cost mobile delivery of digital financial services to four billion people across the world who do not have access to financial services.
  • Reddit – dubbed “the front page of the Internet” – is the home of conversation online. With more than 330 million global users monthly, Reddit is home to the most open and authentic conversations online.
  • The New York Times Company is a global media organization known for excellence in its journalism, innovation in its print and digital storytelling, and its business model.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and its mission of free knowledge for all.
  • Zendesk is a cloud-based company that builds software for better customer relationships – empowering organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers.

Bloomberg, Reddit, GitHub, Kuelap, The Wikimedia Foundation, Zendesk, Morgan Stanley and The New York Times join other end user companies including Box, Capital One, eBay, Goldman Sachs, NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Twitter, Vevo and Zalando in CNCF’s End User Community. This group meets monthly and advises CNCF Governing Board and Technical Oversight Committee members on key challenges, emerging use cases and areas of opportunity and new growth for cloud native technologies. This month, Sam Lambert, Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering at GitHub, was elected by the End User Community to the Technical Operating Committee (TOC) – joining other TOC members and representing CNCF’s growing community of end users.

Additionally, CNCF is a Sponsor of Open Source Summit Europe – where Kohn will present “Migrating Legacy Monoliths to Cloud Native Microservices Architectures on Kubernetes,” and Chris Aniszczyk, COO of CNCF, will offer a “Cloud Native Update” during his keynote with Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Security Engineer at Docker.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces ZTE as Gold Member

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Leading Chinese telecommunications provider joins CNCF further aligning itself with the growing open source community

SAN FRANCISCO – October 19, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that ZTE Corporation joined the Foundation as a Gold Member to continue revolutionizing the telecom industry.

According to the China Internet Information Center’s “China Internet Development Statistics Report,” Internet users in China reached 731 million people by December 2016 – highlighting the rapid rise of China’s increasingly digital impact. Correspondingly, one of Forrester’s 10 Key Developments In Cloud Computing that will Shape The Industry states that Chinese firms will be key drivers of the global cloud evolution.

“CNCF is thrilled to have ZTE on board as a Gold Member, joining our efforts to support cloud native technologies,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “ZTE has been a continuous and important contributor to Kubernetes and we look forward to the company’s assistance in attracting a diverse set of cloud native engineers to our ever-growing ecosystem and increasing the presence of Kubernetes in China and around the world.”

The Shenzhen-based company has locations throughout Asia, North America and Europe and employs more than 30,000 research professionals for the development of next-generation technologies, now focusing on cloud-native evolution for software-defined networking/network function virtualization (SDN/NFV), and code contributions to the open source community.

“We believe cloud native enhancement on NFV will bring dramatic improvement in flexibility, agility and open capability – which is why our company has supported R&D for cloud native VNFs (vEPC/ vIMS, etc) and relevant CT enhancements based on ZTE TECS,” said Xu ziyang, President of ZTE SDN/NFV Virtualization Product Line. “We have integrated CT enhanced Kubernetes (ZTE OpenPalette) as part of our TECS, to bring customers leading cloud native NFV solutions ready for 5G era. In making continuous contributions to CNCF, ZTE will help accelerate cloud native progress with this exciting open source community throughout the communication industry.”

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, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes SAP As Platinum Member

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SAP Deepens Commitment to Containers and Kubernetes to Help Modernize Enterprise Applications

SAN FRANCISCO – October 11, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that SAP has joined the CNCF as a platinum member. Stronger ties to cloud native communities will help SAP expedite customers’ transition to containerized and microservice-based infrastructure. As part of the membership, Björn Goerke, president SAP Cloud Platform and chief technology officer at SAP, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

SAP is the 6th new platinum member to sign up this fall, joining AWS, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal and VMware. SAP will work collectively with more than 120 CNCF members to make cloud native technologies as accessible and reliable as possible to customers and to foster growth of the larger ecosystem.

SAP is observing a growing trend in the industry to adopt containers for running large workloads as an alternative to virtualization. Availability of technologies like open source Kubernetes both on-premises and in the cloud provides flexibility for migration of workloads between environments to meet critical business needs. The increasing momentum behind the standardization of container orchestration technology via CNCF is also conducive for a stronger ecosystem and richer solutions for enterprises.

“With the largest enterprise application software provider joining CNCF, Kubernetes and containers are the direction businesses are heading,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re excited to have SAP on board working with other CNCF members, including the six largest public cloud providers, to help enterprises adopt cloud native as quickly and easily as possible.”

SAP has been using Kubernetes internally for some time both in its production services and in its Concur subsidiary, and intends to work with additional CNCF projects to bring added containerization and orchestration advances to enterprises. Additionally, as a platinum member of both CNCF and the Cloud Foundry Foundation, SAP will strive to provide both customer choice in cloud application deployment strategies as well as points of integration and partnership between these two important open source organizations.  

“SAP is investing in partnerships that we believe will modernize the enterprise,” said Björn Goerke, president SAP Cloud Platform and chief technology officer at SAP. “Cloud native technologies like Kubernetes and containers are key to enabling that process. We have found Kubernetes to be a modern, matured cluster management software and orchestration engine for SAP’s own projects designed with container-based architecture. Our decision to join CNCF as a platinum member reflects the importance of open source and cloud-native computing for SAP in making enterprise software relevant in every environment.”

SAP is also a member of The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Project and Cloud Foundry Foundation.

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, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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

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Agenda at the cloud native community’s largest-ever event includes Deep Dives, Kubernetes 101 and, for the first time, a Serverless track

SAN FRANCISCO – September 28, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the keynotes and full agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 6-8 in Austin. Experts from eBay, USA Today, HBO, GitHub, MailChimp, Pinterest and Shopify will present on how their organizations are adopting Kubernetes and other cutting-edge cloud native technologies.

After a sold-out show in Berlin last March, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together technologists from thriving open source communities to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, rkt, containerd, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger – and other cloud native technologies will gather for three days to share insights around this fast growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon by October 6 to save up to $300.

“KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the polestar for practitioners of Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies. We are bringing together the core developers, end users, vendors and other contributors who are building the infrastructure for the next decade of computing,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to foster mass collaboration and highlight open source innovation in Austin with our biggest event yet.”

Conference co-chairs, Microsoft Azure’s Michelle Noorali and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, reviewed more than 900 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features a diverse mix of topics including technical sessions on storage, security and observability, along with case studies from leading technology companies demonstrating how they use cloud native technologies in production. Other presentations will address adopting and contributing to the cloud native approach as developers, operators, end users and executives. KubeCon’s Serverless track will feature presentations on building and running serverless platform on Kubernetes and in-depth demonstrations from Fission, Kubeless and OpenFaaS maintainers.

“I am most excited about the diversity of the content during the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event,” said Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure. “We have beginner content, content on policy, security, observability, production stories, continuous integration and deployment, and much more. We’ll also showcase several verticals where cloud native technology is driving massive growth such as AI, education, robotics, entertainment and media, to name a few.”

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

  • Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering at Netflix
  • Brendan Burns, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Azure
  • Craig McLuckie, CEO of Heptio
  • Chen Goldberg, Engineering Director at Google
  • Ben Sigelman, Co-founder and CEO of LightStep
  • Brian Grant, Principal Engineer at Google
  • Jesse Newland, Principal Site Reliability Engineer at GitHub
  • Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy at Google Cloud Platform
  • Clayton Coleman, Architect for Kubernetes and OpenShift at Red Hat

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America program can be viewed here.

Community Award Nominations Opening Soon

The second annual CNCF Community Awards, sponsored in Austin by {code}, will honor individuals who have made the greatest impact over the last year throughout the cloud native ecosystem. Previous winners include Kelsey Hightower and Tim Hockin for Top Ambassadors, and Fabian Reinartz for Top Committer.

This year’s nominations will open soon on GitHub – stay tuned for more information!

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors CoreOS, Intel, Red Hat, Tigera and Weaveworks; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, DigitalOcean, {code}, GitHub, GitLab, Google Cloud Platform, Huawei, IBM, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Platform9, Quantum and Ubuntu; along with more than 60 additional Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Start-Up Sponsors and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/2hmZhYC.

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by October 6 to save up to $300 on registration. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering 25 scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit http://bit.ly/2yh2K1E to learn more about scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by October 13.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Pivotal and VMware Join Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Members

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Pivotal and VMware Recently Launched Pivotal Container Service (PKS) to Help Accelerate Enterprise Kubernetes Adoption

San Francisco – September 26, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that Pivotal has joined the organization as a Platinum Member, and VMware has increased its participation to the Platinum level.

Both companies support open source development, portability across multi-cloud environments and scalable applications, and CNCF membership supports their commitment to bring Kubernetes containers to enterprises. At VMworld 2017, Pivotal and VMware, in collaboration with Google Cloud, announced a new product called Pivotal Container Service™ (PKS) that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver production-ready Kubernetes on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), with constant compatibility to Google Container Engine (GKE).

“Pivotal works with over half of the Fortune 500 companies transitioning to the cloud, so we understand the urgency enterprises have to improve developer productivity and improve operational efficiency. At Pivotal we believe a cloud-native approach to software development and operations will change all companies for the better,” said Ian Andrews, vice president, products at Pivotal. “We’re excited to invest in CNCF’s mission to make cloud-native computing ubiquitous among enterprises as quickly as possible.”

“VMware is a founding member of CNCF and for the past few years has focused on making it easier to deploy and operationalize containers in enterprise data centers,” said Paul Fazzone, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud-Native Apps, VMware. “VMware works closely with many CNCF members to enable our technology to support their ever-evolving cloud native requirements on private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. We believe our increased support for CNCF and the community will help businesses to deploy, secure and operate Kubernetes clusters on any cloud.”

Additionally, VMware developers helped push Kubernetes to version 1.0, while Pivotal engineers partnered with Google to launch Project Kubo – a joint engineering effort to bring the multi-cloud deployment capabilities of Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (via BOSH) to Kubernetes clusters – providing a uniform way to instantiate, deploy, and manage highly-available Kubernetes clusters on any cloud.

“Pivotal and VMware are active participants in the cloud native community so we are excited to see them increase their involvement and become CNCF platinum members,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “CNCF is a hub for massive collaboration among many of the world’s largest and most innovative software and cloud companies. Our members are partnering to ensure cloud native technologies and containers spread to enterprises of all sizes.”

 Pivotal joined the Linux Foundation in 2016 and contributes to other Linux Foundation projects, including Cloud Foundry Foundation and the Open Container Initiative. VMware became a Linux Foundation member in 2008, and today is a Gold Member and holds a seat on the Linux Foundation board. VMware also participates in several other Linux Foundation projects, including ONAP, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Hyperledger, and EdgeX Foundation.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

Oracle Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

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Oracle Furthers Commitment to Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Community

LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2017 – Open Source Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced Oracle has joined CNCF as a platinum member to help make cloud native and container adoption easier for the enterprise.

Developers are rapidly embracing cloud native as a way to solve business problems quickly and gain immediate value.  According to Redmonk, 71 percent of the Fortune 100 use containers and more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies use Kubernetes as their container orchestration platform.

“Kubernetes is the future of cloud container orchestration and management, and Oracle is committed to improving the technology to make enterprise adoption easier than ever,” said Mark Cavage, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle. “Oracle uses Kubernetes internally and dedicates significant engineering resources to the project. We have also recently open sourced a Kubernetes installer for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and released Kubernetes on Oracle Linux. Formally joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation signals an even deeper commitment to Kubernetes and CNCF community participation.”  

Kubernetes helps Oracle internally manage its container infrastructure to deploy and run its own cloud services. The company’s work involving the Kubernetes ecosystem is available here on GitHub. Oracle engineers are also working with the Kubernetes testing community, providing code contributions related to running clusters globally, federation and security, and helping to answer questions on Slack, StackOverflow, and GitHub.  Oracle also works with Canonical Kubernetes and CoreOS Tectonic to make Kubernetes more accessible and easier to consume for the broader enterprise community.

“The movement to the cloud has been the biggest trend in enterprise computing in the last decade,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Using containers in a cloud native architecture is the next phase, with an open source stack enabling portability between public, private and hybrid clouds. Oracle’s participation as a platinum member is a testament to how quickly the market is adopting these technologies. With Oracle rapidly growing its cloud business, its expertise working with enterprises of all sizes will benefit the larger cloud native ecosystem.”

As part of Oracle’s Platinum membership, Jon Mittelhauser has joined CNCF’s Governing Board. The company also plans to participate in CNCF Working Groups such as the Serverless WG.

Oracle has invested significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such as MySQL, GlassFish, Java, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, and Xen. A Linux Foundation platinum member since 2008, Oracle serves on its board of directors and participates in a number of other Linux Foundation projects, including the Open Container Initiative (OCI), Xen Project, Hyperledger, Automotive Grade Linux, and the R Consortium.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces First Kubernetes Certified Service Providers

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As Kubernetes Ecosystem Matures, Founding Class of KCSPs Offers Skills and Expertise Needed to Achieve Success with Kubernetes  

LOS ANGELES – September 11, 2017 – Open Source Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the founding class of more than 22 Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSPs), pre-qualified organizations that have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes. Additionally, individual professionals can now register for the new Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program and exam.

The KCSP program is a pre-qualified tier of vetted service providers that offer Kubernetes support, consulting, professional services and training for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey. The KCSP program ensures that enterprises get the support they’re looking for to roll out new applications more quickly and more efficiently than before, while feeling secure that there’s a trusted and vetted partner that’s available to support their production and operational needs.

The founding class of KCSPs includes the following CNCF and LF members: Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bitnami, Canonical, Container Solutions, CoreOS, Ghostcloud, Giant Swarm, Heptio, Huawei, IBM, inwinSTACK, Inc., LiveWyer, Mirantis, RX-M LLC, Samsung SDS, Stackpointcloud, Supergiant, and Treasure Data.

As one of the five highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes use is exploding. Businesses around the world need more skilled experts to help them fully capitalize on the benefits cloud native computing promises. According to a recent Capgemini, 70 percent of those surveyed cited skills shortage as a challenge. For companies unable to capitalize on new training options, availability of KCSPs will help alleviate the problem.

“The founding class of KCSPs represents the maturation of the Kubernetes ecosystem and demonstrates that Kubernetes is ready for widespread use with enterprises of all sizes,”  said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As Kubernetes has grown, so has the demand from enterprises needing expert services and support. Enterprises working with KCSPs can be confident the partner they’ve chosen to work with has the training and skills needed to help them succeed with Kubernetes.”

Qualifying as a KCSP, requires three or more engineers passing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam, demonstrable activity in the Kubernetes community including active contribution, and a business model that supports enterprise end users, including putting engineers at a customer site.

Supporting Quotes from KCSP Partners

“CoreOS is pioneering the cloud native world as the founders of fundamental Kubernetes ecosystem software such as etcd and CNI, along with our work bringing Kubernetes to every cloud and every enterprise with Tectonic,” said Paul Lundin, director of field engineering, CoreOS. “Our leadership alongside the CNCF Governing Board and dedicated active Kubernetes contributors from CoreOS make us more than qualified to participate as a founding member of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSPs). KCSP certification gives Kubernetes users confidence that they can look to CoreOS as the experts in enterprise Kubernetes when it comes to implementation, adoption and production usage within their environments.”

“Huawei is happy to be among the first wave of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers thanks to our consistent contributions in the Kubernetes Community for years as an important player, and this demonstrates the brand integrity and strength to serve our customers in the digital transformation era,” said Yongli Jia, Vice President at PaaS Product Department of Cloud BU, Huawei. “This capability is deeply integrated within both the Huawei Cloud Services, ServiceStage and CCE, and our private on-premise solution, Fusionstage. Huawei will continue our investment in the cloud native open source world and work closely with all partners.”

“With more than 100 member companies joining since our founding back in December of 2015, our collective vision for Cloud Native computing is affirmed,” said Todd Moore, VP Open Technology at IBM and CNCF’s governing board chairperson. “Kubernetes was selected as the launch project, and now with the establishment of the KCSP program, we have reached yet another key milestone in the maturity of the ecosystem.”

“The pace of Kubernetes adoption is creating high demand for specialists providing migration support and cluster operation services. Samsung SDS is committed to the long-term value of CNCF-administered Kubernetes certification to ensure consistent implementation of best practices throughout the community,” said Bob Wise, Cloud Native CTO and CNCF Board representative. “Our team of engagement specialists stay in lock-step with the technical direction of the community; assuring our customers stay aligned with and receive the best value and experience from Kubernetes.”

More About Certified Kubernetes Administrator Program

The CKA program requires the passing of an online, proctored, performance-based exam that tests one’s ability to solve multiple issues in a hands-on, command-line environment. A professional can become a CKA without needing to be involved with a KCSP, but for a company to become a KCSP it must employ at least three CKAs. The CKA exam is publically available for anyone to take and costs $300.

Kubernetes Training

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.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Amazon Web Services Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

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AWS Formalizes Collaboration with the Foundation as More and More Cloud Native Workloads Run in the AWS Cloud

San Francisco – August 9, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the CNCF as a platinum member to accelerate the development and deployment of cloud native technologies in its industry-leading public cloud. As part of the membership, Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy at AWS, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

According to a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents run containers on Amazon Web Services; up from 44 percent a year ago. Many well-known companies are already running Kubernetes in production on AWS, including CNCF End User Community participants NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Vevo, and Zalando. AWS has also been an early and important contributor to containerd, the CNCF industry-standard container runtime that provides increased consistency between container orchestration platforms. AWS plans to take an active role in the cloud native community, contributing to Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies such as containerd, CNI, and linkerd.

“Many CNCF projects already run in the AWS Cloud, and we are excited to join the Foundation to ensure that customers continue to have a great experience running these workloads on AWS,” said Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS. “CNCF provides a neutral home for open source projects like Kubernetes, containerd, CNI, and linkerd. With our membership, we look forward to growing our role in these communities and the overall cloud native ecosystem.”

“As the largest cloud provider, AWS brings years of experience in enabling enterprises to successfully adopt cloud computing and enormous expertise in cloud native technologies,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are honored to have AWS join CNCF as a platinum member, and believe that their participation will help shape the future of enterprise computing.”

For many years, Amazon has made numerous contributions to many open source projects including Linux kernel, Docker, Apache Hive, Apache Hadoop, Chromium, jQuery, OpenMPI, and Apache MXNet. Amazon joined the Linux Foundation in 2013, is a founding member of the Core Infrastructure Initiative and also contributes to several other Linux Foundation projects, including the Xen Project, Open Container Initiative, and the TODO Group.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors — including five of the five largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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