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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Reaches 178 Members

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Foundation welcomes 24 new members to further accelerate cloud native computing

SONOMA, Calif., March 6, 2018 – Open Source Leadership Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that 24 new members have joined the Foundation.

These 24 new members illustrate growing support for CNCF and the wide range of developers, vendors and end users adopting high-quality projects that orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture. In joining the Foundation, the new members have the opportunity to help steer the success of the overall ecosystem and provide input on future technical momentum.

“CNCF includes an incredibly diverse and innovative group of companies dedicated to delivering cloud native technologies to enable cloud portability,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “These new members will help CNCF expand the cloud native ecosystem and encourage more rapid acceptance of cloud native computing across various industries.”

About the newest Silver Members:

  •     Alcide delivers a cloud native security platform designed for any combination of container, serverless, VM and bare metal environments operated by multiple orchestration systems.
  •     Capsule8 is developing the industry’s first and only real-time attack disruption platform purpose-built for the cloud-native world of Linux, containers and microservices.
  •     CloudBees recently acquired Codeship and together are the hub of enterprise Jenkins and cloud native DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for accelerating software development and the fastest path from great ideas to impactful software. Its continuous delivery solutions provide developers and enterprises many choices, from on-premise to cloud native, from self-managed to self-service, from built-in best practices to fully customized, with enterprise-grade security, scalability, manageability and support.
  •     Couchbase provides a data platform, powered by the world’s first Engagement Database, that enables businesses to deliver ever-richer and personalized customer experiences.
  •     Cloud 66s container toolchain includes Skycap, a complete Continuous Delivery Pipeline: production-minded, opinionated, secure, and enables true automation, whether hosted or on-prem.
  •     Creationline is a Japanese IT firm, specialized in DevOps, Big Data Analytics and container technology, and a leader in delivering speed and innovation solutions to major enterprise companies in this region.
  •     EMQ Enterprise provides a scalable, enterprise grade, extensible open source MQTT broker for IoT, M2M, Smart Hardware, Mobile Messaging and HTML5 Web Messaging Applications.
  •     Hainan eKing Technology Co., Ltd., a member of HNA group, a Fortune Global 500 Corporation, is specialized in cloud-computing and smart solutions, covering multiple industries including e-government, finance, aviation, tourism
  •     Inspur is the leading Chinese service provider of cloud computing and big data. Inspur Cloud focuses on providing cloud services to enterprises and government organizations, with applications, big data and container based IoT services.
  •     Instana is the leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications. It applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle.
  •     Jetstack helps enterprises in their path to modern, cloud-native infrastructure using Kubernetes. They provide consulting, training and open source tooling to accelerate adoption and use of Kubernetes.
  •     LightStep’s mission is to cut through the scale and complexity of today’s software to help organizations stay in control of their systems. Its first product, LightStep [x]PM, provides an accurate, detailed snapshot of the entire software system at any point in time, enabling organizations to identify bottlenecks and resolve incidents rapidly.
  •     Monostream AG was founded in 2007 as a dynamic software boutique developing user-friendly operations through scalable and flexible software architectures.
  •     OpenMake Software delivers highly reusable DevOps solutions that allow its customers to master agile’s last mile. The software is host to the DeployHub.org OSS project, the only open source, agentless ARA solution architected to support continuous deployments driven by CI/CD, integrated into common DevOps tools such as Jenkins and CloudFoundry.
  •     ReactiveOps offers high-touch DevOps-as-a-Service packages to build and maintain world class Kubernetes-based cloud-native infrastructure.
  •     RiseML is an open source deep learning platform for Kubernetes.
  •   YugaByte DB is an open source, transactional, high-performance database for planet-scale cloud applications. It enables enterprises to power their user-facing applications on public and private clouds with high resilience, low latency and multi-region scalability.

About the newest Silver End-User Members:

  •     Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
  •     Indeed is the world’s #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries. As a catalyst for putting the world to work, Indeed is passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire and does so by helping companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offering the best opportunities for job seekers to get hired.
  •     Intuit provides global products and platforms, including TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint and Turbo, designed to empower consumers, self-employed, and small businesses to improve their financial lives, finding them more money with the least amount of work, while giving them complete confidence in their actions and decisions.

About the newest End-User Supporters:

  •     Layer is an enterprise conversation platform that helps companies build customer lifetime value.
  •     Nasdaq (NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services.
  •     Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
  •     Steelhouse is an AI-driven, self-service advertising software company for brands of all sizes.

Indeed, Intuit, Layer, Nasdaq, Shopify and Steelhouse join other end user companies including Box, Capital One, eBay, GitHub, Goldman Sachs, NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Twitter, Vevo and Zalando in CNCF’s End User Community. This group meets monthly and advises the CNCF Governing Board and Technical Oversight Committee on key challenges, emerging use cases and areas of opportunity and new growth for cloud native technologies.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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

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

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Cloud native community’s premier event includes tracks for serverless, hardware hacking and service meshes

SAN FRANCISCO – February 20, 2018 – The 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 Europe on May 2 – 4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experts from Adidas, Booking.com, Checkfront, eBay, Lyft, New York Times, Norwegian Tax Administration, Spotify and Ygrene Energy Fund will present on how their organizations are adopting Kubernetes, Prometheus and other cutting-edge cloud native technologies. For example, Sarah Wells, Technical Director for Operations and Reliability at the Financial Times will be keynoting “Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes.”

After a sold-out show in Austin last December, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will bring together technologists from thriving open source communities all over the globe 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, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Rook and Vitess – and other cloud native technologies will gather for three days to share insights around this fast growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon by March 9 to save up to $300.

“By bringing all of the CNCF projects and other notable cloud native technologies under one roof, we provide a forum for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem and enable this growing community to come together in-person for further collaboration,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America saw record attendance levels, and we’re looking forward to furthering these conversations and growing ever more in Europe.”

A program committee of 55 experts led by conference co-chairs, Aqua Security’s Liz Rice and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, reviewed more than 1,083 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features a diverse mix of topics, including technical sessions on serverless, hardware hacking, and service mesh. Other presentations will address operations, storage, observability, and machine learning and data. KubeCon’s customizing and extending Kubernetes track will feature presentations on kubectl, APIs of the future, and custom resource definitions. KubeCon’s security, identity and signing track will feature interactive sessions like “Kris Nova and Jessie Frazelle Hack Each Other: Valuable Lessons in Securing a Multi Tenant Kubernetes Cluster.”

“Being cloud native requires an architecture that departs from traditional enterprise application design, enabled by a broad set of components and communities,” said Liz Rice, Technology Evangelist at Aqua Security. “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon brings together cloud native users and leading contributors across cloud native computing, containers, microservices, orchestration, and other related projects to further cloud native education, innovation, and real-world deployment.”

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

  • Oliver Beattie, Head of Engineering, Monzo Bank discussing the Anatomy of a Production Kubernetes Outage
  • Sahil Dua, Software Developer, Booking.com discussing Scaling Deep Learning Models in Production Using Kubernetes
  • Ricardo Rocha, Staff Member, CERN and Clenimar Filemon, Open-Source Developer on Container Orchestration and Information Security, Laboratório de Sistemas Distribuídos, discussing CERN Experiences with Multi Cloud Federated Kubernetes
  • Kelsey Hightower, Staff Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform, will discuss the serious idea underlying his humorous project No Code, one of the fasted trending projects in the history of GitHub
  • Liz Rice, Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security providing a CNCF Project Update
  • Alexis Richardson, Founder & CEO, Weaveworks discussing the CNCF 20-20 Vision
  • Aparna Sinha, Group Product Manager, Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine, Google will provide a Kubernetes Project Update
  • David Aronchick, Product Manager, Cloud AI and co-founder of Kubeflow, Google will discuss Kubeflow ML on Kubernetes
  • Fabian Reinartz, Staff Software Engineer, CoreOS discussing Prometheus 2.0 – The Next Scale of Cloud Native Monitoring

We are also pleased to have the following co-located events be a part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe. They are occurring on Tuesday, May 1, so attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel:

  • Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift Hands-On Trainings along with an OpenShift Commons Machine Learning Reception presented by Red Hat
  • Cloud Foundry Day sponsored by Dell EMC
  • Kubernetes Hands-on Workshop presented by Heptio
  • Kubernetes the AWSome Way! presented by AWS
  • Mesosphere Advance: Creating the Future with Containers and Fast Data presented by Mesosphere
  • Your Path to Production-Ready Kubernetes presented by Weaveworks
  • Free Kubernetes Workshop presented by VMware

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

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors Cisco, {code}, IBM and Red Hat; Platinum Sponsors AWS, Azure, DataDog, Mesosphere, Mirantis, VMware and WSO2; along with more than 37 additional Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Start-Up Sponsors and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit here.

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by March 9 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 scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit here to learn more about scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by March 2.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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

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Baidu Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation As Gold Member

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Chinese tech giant’s investment expands Foundation’s global footprint, advances machine learning opportunities for cloud native ecosystem

AUSTIN, TX – KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON NORTH AMERICA – December 6, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.

Baidu is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), using methods including deep learning to develop new AI-enabled initiatives in areas such as autonomous driving, conversational AI, financial services and the cloud. Through collaborative open source development, Baidu and other members are greatly accelerating deep learning innovation with Kubernetes. Last year, Baidu open sourced its deep learning framework, PaddlePaddle, as part of its continued commitment to open source. Earlier this year the project announced compatibility with Kubernetes, making PaddlePaddle one of the first machine learning tools that supports Kubernetes. Baidu, CoreOS and other community members continue to enhance PaddlePaddle and fine-tune it for Kubernetes.

“Baidu has extensive experience in participating in open source communities,” said Watson Yin, Vice President of Baidu. “We decided to open source PaddePaddle over a year ago, and, this July, we announced our overarching commitment to an open platform and win-win AI ecosystem with our partners and developers. Baidu believes cloud native technologies are critical to accelerating machine learning. CNCF membership is a way for us to directly invest in many of the most cutting-edge, promising cloud native technologies to fuel richer, faster deep learning market growth.”

As the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, Baidu leverages its position at the intersection of big data, technology and search to accelerate the commercialization and application of AI technologies. The company is taking AI to the next stage through its technology and research into areas such as image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, and user profiling.

“Baidu is already highly engaged in the cloud native ecosystem through PaddlePaddle,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Kubernetes-powered PaddlePaddle enables cloud providers to offer deep learning at scale for major competitive differentiation. Baidu’s pioneering work with machine learning and Kubernetes will be invaluable to CNCF. We look forward to working with them across a range of cloud native capabilities.”

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/.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Baidu aims to make a complex world simpler through technology. Baidu’s ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “BIDU”. Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kicks Off KubeCon + CloudNativeCon With 31 New Members

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Foundation welcomes dozens of new members and more than 4,000 attendees to Austin for annual North American event

AUSTIN, TX – December 6, 2017 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that 31 new members joined the Foundation.

These new members join more than 4,000 attendees at the biggest Kubernetes event to date, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. According to the latest survey conducted by CNCF, 61 percent of organizations are evaluating and 83 percent are using Kubernetes in production. For more survey results, check out today’s blog “Cloud Native Technologies are Scaling Production Applications.”

“This week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is set to be larger than the previous four gatherings combined, with over 4,000 cloud native developers, users and experts convening for the ecosystem’s most anticipated event,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “CNCF is thrilled to welcome 31 new members that are all committed to accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies and enhancing the customer experience.”

About the newest Silver Members:

  • AppsCode – which enables anyone to provision Kubernetes clusters on any cloud provider – builds various open source cloud native tools and participates in the Kubernetes development process to have a voice in its future development.
  • ARCUS Global, Inc. is a bold new company created to reinvent the video monitoring industry with solutions that better optimize business decisions as well as make the world a safer place.
  • BoCloud uses the latest implementation and maintenance container technology to help customers reduce costs and improve efficiency, simplify operation and maintenance to improve the system reliability and safety. BoCloud provides container services for the second largest state-owned enterprise in China.
  • CA Technologies creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the Application Economy across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments.
  • Datadog is a SaaS-based monitoring and analytics platform for large-scale applications and infrastructure.
  • Dataman, founded in 2014, is China’s leading company of open source technologies in cloud computing – helping enterprise customers build end-to-end DevOps solutions and offering a lightweight PaaS platform to help traditional enterprises achieve IT business transformation.
  • Datawire provides open source tools to save Kubernetes application developers time developing services: Telepresence (code locally against remote clusters), Forge (fast define and deploy), and Ambassador (Envoy-based API Gateway for developers).
  • Diamanti has developed the first purpose-built, bare-metal container platform for advancing applications from development to production, accelerating time-to-market, guaranteeing real-time service levels and consolidating infrastructure with up to 90 percent utilization.
  • F5 makes apps go faster, smarter and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments and consumer brands.
  • Grafana Labs is the company behind Grafana – the leading open source software for time series analytics, and offers an official, fully managed hosted Grafana stack with GrafanaCloud.
  • Hasura offers Kubernetes-based managed infrastructure with built-in backend APIs for data, auth and file storage, powered by Postgres and “git push”-based deployment automation for rapidly building powerful scalable, secure cloud-native applications.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an industry leader in enterprise technology, products, solutions and services. HPE OneSphere, in conjunction with other HPE Hybrid IT products and solutions, provides a SaaS based simplified multi-cloud management platform and helps to deploy cloud native applications faster.
  • Humio is limitless log management for developers and operations teams – unlocking the power of unlimited system data and logging everything to answer anything.
  • InfluxData delivers an open source Time Series Data Platform built from the ground up for metrics and events, empowering developers to build next-generation cloud, monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster, easier and to scale, delivering real business value quickly.
  • inwinSTACK is a leading Taiwanese Kubernetes contributor and solution provider, delivering open source container services to IT organizations across industries.
  • Kasten uses a unique application-centric approach to provide cloud native data management solutions that enable enterprises to easily build, deploy and manage stateful containerized applications at scale.
  • Kublr’s enterprise-grade, open Kubernetes platform is built on a pluggable architecture that integrates with existing systems. With multi-factor enterprise security, backup and disaster recovery, Kublr delivers the reliability and flexibility large organizations need for a successful Kubernetes implementation.
  • LogDNA is a cloud-based log management system that allows engineering and DevOps to aggregate all system and application logs into one efficient platform.
  • Mobingi is an open source cloud native application lifecycle management software for provisioning, running and scaling applications on multi-cloud with security and compliance. Mobingi’s hosted solution has been helping Japan’s fortune 500 enterprises on their cloud native applications and container adoptions.
  • NetEase Cloud, the cloud computing and big data brand affiliated to NetEase Group, provides professional container solutions – which integrate IaaS, PaaS and container technologies, along with flexible computing, DevOps toolchains, microservice infrastructures and more.
  • NGINX is the heart of the modern web helping the world’s most innovative companies deliver their sites and applications with performance, reliability, security and scale.
  • Styra helps reconcile agility and security by providing an adaptive, context-aware, distributed authorization system for the modern cloud stack.
  • Turbonomic is a leader in hybrid cloud management, with a platform that enables on-premise, cloud and cloud native environments to self-manage thereby assuring performance while lowering cost and maintaining compliance with business policies.
  • Wise2C is one of China’s leading enterprise application-centric PaaS platform providers for the finance industry.

About the newest End-User Members & Supporters:

  • Cruise is building the world’s best autonomous vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things and experiences they care about.
  • Olark is a simple live chat widget used by more than 11,000 organizations worldwide to increase sales by talking directly to customers in a more human way.
  • Pinterest is a visual discovery tool more than 200M people use every month to find ideas to try.
  • SAP Concur is the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services and solutions; whether on the web, on a smartphone, or on a tablet, its cloud-based solutions deliver an effortless experience for employees and total transparency into spending, helping organizations of all sizes, industries and locations run better.
  • Showmax – an Internet TV service currently available in more than 70 countries – is part of Naspers, a global Internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world.
  • Spredfast develops social media software and services for enterprise marketing and customer service teams.
  • WP Engine provides best-in-class customer service on top of innovation-driven technology – serving over 70,000 customers in 120 countries for mission-critical WordPress hosting.

Cruise, Olark, Pinterest, SAP Concur, Showmax, Spredfast and WP Engine join other end user companies including Box, Capital One, eBay, GitHub, 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.

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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes Alibaba Cloud As Platinum Member

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Membership status reflects Alibaba Cloud’s continued commitment to nurturing Cloud Native Ecosystem

AUSTIN, TX – KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON NORTH AMERICA – December 6, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has become a platinum member of the Foundation. As part of this membership, Hong Tang, Chief Architect of Alibaba Cloud, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

Alibaba Cloud is one of 9 platinum member to join CNCF or upgrade this year, alongside AWS, Dell Technologies, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal, SAP and VMware.

“As cloud native technologies make cloud portability possible, we see all the major cloud providers invest in Kubernetes while boosting their own competitive service offerings,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled Alibaba Cloud decided to upgrade to platinum membership of CNCF after being such an active gold member. As one of the leading cloud providers in the world, the company offers tremendous knowledge and experience that benefits CNCF projects and our entire community.”

Alibaba Cloud has contributed to CNCF projects including Kubernetes and containerd. CNCF certified the Alibaba Cloud Container Service at the launch of the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program last month.

“Alibaba Cloud is the biggest provider of cloud computing services in mainland China and third largest infrastructure as a service cloud computing provider worldwide. As enterprises throughout the world look to modernize application environments, we are here to lend our expertise,” said Hong Tang, Chief Architect at Alibaba Cloud. “As part of the CNCF community, Alibaba Cloud is adopting technologies developed through CNCF projects, contributing code to the projects and collaborating with fellow members.”

Alibaba Cloud is exhibiting this week as a Platinum Sponsor of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Austin where Mr Tang also spoke at a panel, sharing insights regarding Alibaba Cloud’s massive scalability backed by hybrid cloud and container technologies, which facilitated a record-breaking 325,000 orders per second at peak during the 2017 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.  Alibaba Cloud is also a member of The Linux Foundation and Xen Project

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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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces JFrog as Gold Member

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DevOps Expert Joins CNCF to Further Best Practices for Cloud Native Operations

SAN FRANCISCO – December 4, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that JFrog joined the Foundation as a Gold Member. A big proponent of open source and cloud native technologies, JFrog leverages technologies like Kubernetes to help its more than 4,000 customers build and release software in a fast, reliable, and secure manner.

“CNCF is excited to have JFrog on board as a Gold Member, further embracing their commitment to open source and the cloud native community,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “JFrog has been a part of the open source community for some time and has implemented many cloud native technologies. We appreciate JFrog investing engineering time and financial resources into CNCF projects and initiatives.”

Operated from California, Seattle, Israel, India, Spain and France, the company helps organizations of all sizes to improve software releases. Created by open source developers for the open source community, JFrog’s product and engineering teams are dedicated to OSS technologies and working on cloud native projects. JFrog is a significant contributor in the developer community with the offer of an open source version of Artifactory, the universal binary repository, and fully sponsored cloud infrastructure and commercial accounts for OSS projects with Bintray, the universal binary distribution platform. With over 2 billion downloads per month on Bintray and 60,000 OSS Artifactory servers, JFrog provides the community with the entire lifecycle for effective binary management.

As the company joins CNCF it will introduce support for Helm repositories in Artifactory with the next version release scheduled for December. Consistent with the goal to provide the only Universal artifact support, JFrog Artifactory will now enable developers to build with Kubernetes open-source system. JFrog has been using Kubernetes for development of its products, as well as actively migrating hosted operations to Kubernetes; and the addition of Helm support is considered the next logical step for JFrog and for the community.

“We know that ‘cloud native’ is more than a buzzword, it’s all about better software design and implementation,” said Kit Merker, JFrog VP of Business Development and supporter of Kubernetes open source project during his days as Google product manager for Kubernetes. “For us, joining CNCF is more than just supporting the open source community, it also signals that we are committed to bringing real engineering power to these important projects. Our goal is to contribute significantly to Kubernetes and related projects using our practical experience of creating rapid-delivery software systems.”

As a CNCF member, JFrog plans to allocate resources to support documentation and maintenance of CNCF projects, as well as help promote best practices for cloud native operations.

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/.

About JFrog:

With more than 4,000 customers and over 2 billion downloads per month on its binaries hub, JFrog is the leading universal solution for the management and distribution of software binaries. JFrog’s four products, JFrog Artifactory, the Universal Artifact Repository; JFrog Bintray, the Universal Distribution Platform; JFrog Mission Control, for Universal DevOps Flow Management; and JFrog Xray, Universal Component Analyzer, are used by Dev and DevOps engineers worldwide and are available as open-source, on-premise, and SaaS cloud solutions. Customers include some of the world’s top brands, such as Amazon, Google, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Salesforce, VMware, and Slack. The company is privately held and operated from California, Seattle, Israel, India, and France. More information can be found at jfrog.com.

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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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