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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands Globally With Seven New Members

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New members help set direction of cloud native computing and bridge the gap between traditional IT and new container and microservices technologies

TORONTO – LinuxCon/ContainerCon – August 23, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is advancing the deployment of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced that Apigee, Caicloud, Exoscale, Minio, Mirantis, Packet, and StackPointCloud have joined the Foundation to accelerate the adoption of cloud native technologies. These seven new members have joined a community of more than 50 enterprise technology leaders passionate about developer experience and simplified operations for cloud native technologies.

According to a recent report released by Gartner, as IT spending on cloud services reaches $114 billion this year and grows to $216 billion in the year 2020, cloud native infrastructure is becoming more attractive. As IT budget dollars shift from data centers to the cloud, open source, container technology, and microservices architectures are increasingly vital for enterprises hoping to run at scale.

“Today’s forward-thinking companies are turning to cloud native architectures to drive business value and create more agile infrastructures,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our newest members are committed to advancing the development of crucial born-in-the-cloud technologies – from open source storage and API-driven containers and management, to network interfaces and hosting.”

A growing community of cloud native technologists and open source project leaders will attend the first-ever CloudNativeDay on Thursday in Toronto to discuss the latest in container technology, high-velocity projects like Kubernetes and Prometheus, and other cloud native architectures.

About the newest members:

Apigee provides a leading cloud native API platform for digital businesses. The company helps more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100, four of the top five Global 2000 retail companies, and five of the top 10 global telecommunications companies to securely share data and services across myriad devices and channels through APIs. Built for the new requirements of today’s digital business, the Apigee platform helps companies serve customers in a real-time, anywhere-anytime fashion, use data to continually improve the customer experience, and drive additional revenue.

“Apigee is committed to delivering technology that helps organizations adapt and thrive in today’s connecting economy by powering APIs that are critical for cloud native applications,” said Ed Anuff, senior vice president of strategy at Apigee. “Our participation in the CNCF gives us the opportunity to work with other companies to help shape the direction of API features and functionality in Kubernetes and other container and cloud technologies.”

Caicloud was founded by several ex-Googlers and early Kubernetes contributors in 2015, based in Hangzhou, China. Leveraging Kubernetes, Caicloud has provided container cluster-as-a-service products for multiple Global Fortune 500 enterprises. As an early Kubernetes evangelist in China, Caicloud has organized well-received Kubernetes meetups in major cities across the country.

“The interest in Kubernetes is soaring in China. Currently, Caicloud members are actively contributing their work back to the upstream, aiming to lower its adoption barrier and enhance its features,” said Xin Zhang, CEO of Caicloud. “We look forward to working with CNCF to further the Kubernetes community and market in China.”

Exoscale is the leading public cloud provider for cloud native teams. With compute-instances running in under 30 seconds and S3-compatible object storage, Exoscale is ideal for teams building SaaS products. A simple and intuitive web interface and Cloudstack-based API make it easy to build-out sophisticated infrastructure on Exoscale. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and with data centers through-out Switzerland, Exoscale benefits from the data protection granted by Swiss law.

“As a leading European cloud provider, we’re here to make it simple for start-ups and enterprises to go cloud native in their deployments,” said Antoine Coetsier, CEO of Exoscale. “We are excited to be part of the CNCF, as it’ll mean we bring cloud-native solutions more quickly to our customers and we look forward to seeing our public cloud and technologies to the wider cloud native community.”

Minio, Inc. is a cloud storage server built for cloud application developers and DevOps – built by veterans from Gluster. The open source software, designed to be minimal and scalable, has an active developer and user community with more than 20,000 user downloads and almost 2,800 GitHub stars.

“Minio’s developer community requires ‘built for the cloud’ object storage, at any scale, for their ever-changing environments” said Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy of Minio, Inc. “Our company looks forward to joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to both explore the latest cloud native technology developments from and share Minio’s microstorage architecture expertise with our fellow members.”

Mirantis is a pure-play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. It is among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Symantec, Telstra and Volkswagen.

“Mirantis sees cloud native computing as a design pattern that can be applied to help dramatically expand the addressable market for enterprise cloud infrastructures,” said Boris Renski, chief marketing officer of Mirantis. “Our participation in the CNCF aligns perfectly with our corporate vision, and facilitates our collaboration with other technology leaders to ensure that an open, standards-based hybrid cloud remains an option for enterprises.”

Packet is the leader in bare metal cloud built-for-automation, offering premium server configurations that provision in eight minutes or less. Out to build a better internet by supercharging the API-driven container revolution, its platform combines the price and performance benefits of bare metal servers with the experience of the cloud.

“Packet is thrilled to join CNCF, as we share its passion for supporting the ecosystem of cloud native tooling,” said Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet. “Our mission is to enable developers, enterprises, and consumers to benefit from portable, scalable, and maintainable infrastructure. Since starting Packet in 2014, we’ve worked tirelessly to partner with and enable those leading the cloud native movement.”

StackPointCloud, Inc. is a product and services company focused on Kubernetes and DevOps tooling. It is the creator of Stackpoint.io, a universal control plane for Kubernetes anywhere. StackPointCloud makes it easy to compose, deploy, scale, and manage clusters at various cloud providers via a web interface. The company helps to simplify integration of Kubernetes into DevOps workflows or, for developers, easily test applications inside of Kubernetes.

“StackPointCloud is eager to drive awareness of the importance of cloud native technologies as a CNCF member,” said Matt Baldwin, CEO of StackPointCloud. “We believe that a ‘built-for-the-cloud’ approach is the future of software – as such, we are invested in realizing this future, building automation and management tools to enable users to easily transition to cloud native architectures, and support adoption of the rich and expanding ecosystem of microservice technologies.”

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Full Speaker Lineup for Inaugural CloudNativeDay

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Top computing, container and microservices technologists and open source project leaders to gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing

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SAN FRANCISCO – June 30, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native technology and services, today announced the full program and speakers for CloudNativeDay, which takes place on August 25 in Toronto.

CloudNativeDay will bring together leading contributors in cloud native computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further cloud native education. By co-locating with ContainerCon, CloudNativeDay will provide a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem and leading expert discussion on cloud native projects.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with upstream developers and operations experts, ranging from hobbyists to startup CTOs, from corporate developers to language designers to senior technology executives from all over the world. The latest features in container technology, Kubernetes, Prometheus and other cloud native architectures will be discussed.

“Cloud native requires a broad set of components to work together and an architecture that departs from traditional enterprise application design,” said Dan Kohn, executive director, CNCF. “Opportunities for in-person collaboration are an important part of bringing the benefits of cloud native computing to any size company in any industry. Best practices from companies and developers at the vanguard of cloud native computing will be shared, making CloudNativeDay an excellent forum for driving alignment among technologies and platforms.”

A roundtable discussion with the Technical Oversight committee, Board of Governors, featuring will feature Alexis Richardson (CNCF TOC Chair), Craig Mcluckie (CNCF Governing Board Chair) and Diane Mueller (Director Community Development, Red Hat).  Open to any TOC members attending the event, it will cover how CNCF adds value to projects; what is the role of BOG vs. TOC; what makes a good CNCF project; and pipeline of new projects.

Additionally, the schedule includes a mix of case studies, panels and lightning talks, featuring the following presenters:

  • “Cloud Native in the Enterprise: Real-world Data on Container and Microservice Adoption,” Donnie Berkholz, research director, 451 Research

  • “Whither Security in a Cloud-Native World?” panel, Christopher Liljenstolpe, founder and chief technology officer, Tigera

  • “The Architecture of Cloud Native: Open Source Projects Powering a Pluggable Infrastructure,” Brandon Philips, chief technology officer, CoreOS

  • “The Journey to Cloud Native – A Case Study with mantl.io,” Ken Owens, chief technology officer of the cloud native platform, Cisco

  • “What’s Hot in Containers and OpenStack,” Duane De Capite, director of product management & strategy, Cisco

  • “Cloud Native, Event Driven, Serverless, Microservices Framework – OpenWhisk,” Animesh Singh, STSM and lead cloud architect, IBM

  • “Containerizing PostgreSQL and making it Cloud Native Ready,” Jeff McCormick, cloud developer, Crunchy Data Solutions

The full schedule of sessions can be viewed here.

CloudNativeDay is made possible by support from Diamond Sponsor IBM and Red Hat; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; and Gold Sponsor Navops. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/290XW3h.

For attendees who register before July 24, the event pass fee is $250 for individuals and $400 for corporations. Visit http://bit.ly/267LXJR to register today. Separate registration fees are required for CloudNativeDay and ContainerCon. To attend both events, register for ContainerCon and add the CloudNativeDay agenda item to the registration prior to check out.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

Equal access and diversity are important to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is why we are offering three scholarships to attend CloudNativeDay. Visit http://bit.ly/2958nFA to learn more about the scholarship and apply.

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development of cloud native technology and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing. As a shared industry effort, CNCF members represent container and cloud technologies, online services, IT services and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Serial Entrepreneur and Internet Technologist Dan Kohn Named Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Backed by many of the most important technology companies and startups, CNCF focuses on  advancing open source and cloud native technologies

SAN FRANCISCO – June 3, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation project and organization advancing the development of cloud native technologies, today announced Dan Kohn as its new executive director. His leadership will accelerate the project’s efforts to cultivate development of open source technologies, reference architectures and common formats for cloud native technologies.

Kohn previously served as chief technology officer of several startups including Spreemo, a health care marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company, and was earlier a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a $70 million seed-stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure.

“Every business, from startups to giant enterprises, is looking for a roadmap on how to deploy to the cloud in a way that provides scalability without a ceiling, keeps costs manageable, and avoids vendor lock-in through reliance on widely used, best-in-class open source projects,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “I’m excited to help CNCF members build that roadmap.”

Open source is pivotal to making cloud native work. Kubernetes and Prometheus are the first CNCF projects. The organization plans to incorporate other complementary technologies to foster innovation in container packaged, dynamically scheduled, microservices-based application development and operations. Chris Aniszczyk, formerly interim executive director of the project, will serve as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CNCF.

Kohn and The Linux Foundation have collaborated for more than a decade. He helped found The Linux Foundation, working closely with board members that represent the world’s leading global technology companies, to help build it into one of the industry’s top consortia. More recently, he served as an advisor for The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a multi-million dollar effort to improve the security of critical Internet open source software, that counts Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackspace and many others as members. He helped create and launch CII’s Best Practices Badge, a free program that improves the security, quality and stability of open source software.

“Dan has deep business and technical intelligence that’s rooted in the early days of the Internet,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “He was a key pioneer at one of the earliest web startups and conducted the first secure transaction on the web. He’s helped manage numerous telecommunications companies throughout his career. His entrepreneurial drive and expertise will be a great asset to Cloud Native Computing Foundation as cloud is becoming a growing imperative for so many organizations.”

Kohn also co-founded and served as the initial CEO of Pedestal Networks, an innovative DSL equipment company (sold to UTStarcom); Dash Networks, the first Internet-enabled automotive GPS device (sold to RIM); and Habeas, an email accreditation company (sold to Return Path). He started his career as founder and CEO of NetMarket, one of the first Internet companies. In 1994, he led the development of the first music store on the web, including conductingthe first secure commercial transaction, deploying the first commercial database-backed website, and implementing the first shopping cart.

Kohn is the latest in a number of open source trailblazers who have joined The Linux Foundation in the last year: Brian Behlendorf, a primary developer of the Apache Web server, was just named executive director of the Hyperledger Project; Sam Ramji, formerly of Microsoft’s open source office, is CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation; Chris Aniszczyk, formerly of Twitter, currently manages the Open Container Initiative and serves as COO of CNCF; and Nicko van Sommeren, formerly of Good Technology, heads up the Core Infrastructure Initiative. Linux creator Linus Torvalds and Linux maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman are fellows at The Linux Foundation.

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing. As a shared industry effort, CNCF members represent container and cloud technologies, online services, IT services and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Fujitsu As Platinum Member

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Foundation’s growing membership paving the way for container and cloud technologies

 SAN FRANCISCO – May 12, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services, today announced that Fujitsu Limited is now a Platinum member. The company joins existing CNCF Platinum members Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Red Hat, and Supernap in the industry effort to advance and accelerate cloud native computing.

Fujitsu is Japan’s largest Information Communications Technology (ICT) services provider, with 156,000 employees globally and US $41 billion in revenue. The company operates more than 100 data centers worldwide and holds the No. 1 spot in Japan’s ICT services market by revenue. By joining CNCF, Fujitsu is helping to advance the development of open source technologies, reference architectures, and common formats for cloud native technologies and services to drive the adoption of container technologies and microservices.

“Cloud native computing is a key concept for next-generation digital business platforms as these environments will easily connect people, devices and services to enable customers to build services for their business quickly,” said Kenji Kaneshige, director of development department, Linux Development Division at Fujitsu. “By elevating our level of commitment to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Fujitsu will continue to create trusted open platforms for customers to rely on. Growth of CNCF means growth of our digital business platform MetaArc.”

By nurturing a set of emerging cloud native technologies, CNCF is paving the way for faster code reuse, improved machine efficiency, reduced costs, and increased overall agility and maintainability of applications. This work provides the necessary infrastructure for Internet companies and enterprises to scale their businesses.

“We are seeing major companies that are number one in their field recognize the important implications the CNCF will have on the future of infrastructure,” said Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation at The Linux Foundation. “Fujitsu’s technology expertise and guidance have played an important role in the early days of building CNCF, as well as contributing to the Kubernetes project. We look forward to their continued leadership and participation in the project as the company helps the CNCF community grow in the APAC region.”

As a long-time member of The Linux foundation and founding member of the Open Container Initiative and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Fujitsu has been committed to open source software and contributes to such projects as Linux, KVM, OpenStack and more.

The company has also been a contributor to Kubernetes, specifically in areas of the Dashboard, Kubernetes provisioning and OpenStack integration. In March, Fujitsu released its Kubernetes-based offering FUJITSU Software ServerView Cloud Load Control (CLC) to the public, which helps platform operators to efficiently manage Kubernetes as part of the overall infrastructure.

As part of its Platinum membership, Kaneshige will join CNCF’s board of directors. Fujitsu developers will provide insight and experience in supporting enterprise systems and cloud services to the different open source projects hosted by CNCF. Additionally, Fujitsu will make CNCF an important component of its digital business platform MetaArc, which provides connecting services and infrastructures in open standards such as, Linux, KVM, OpenStack and OCI.

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing. As a shared industry effort, CNCF members represent container and cloud technologies, online services, IT services and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Accepts Prometheus as Second Hosted Project

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Foundation furthers new computing paradigm with microservices-oriented monitoring system

SAN FRANCISCO — May 9, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native technologies, today announced that Prometheus has been accepted by the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) as an incubated project. An open source monitoring system and alerting toolkit, Prometheus helps companies with metrics and monitoring as they shift toward a cloud native computing world.

More and more companies are moving to cloud computing and cloud native environments, but that process can be complex and distributed. By bringing together technologies like Kubernetes, which CNCF also hosts, and Prometheus, the organization is trying to alleviate scalability and efficiency challenges to allow all companies to run their infrastructure in a consistent cloud-native way.

“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is excited to host Prometheus as our second open source software project. A modern monitoring and analysis toolkit like Prometheus is a key part of the new cloud native paradigm,” said Alexis Richardson, TOC chair, Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The TOC is looking forward to working with the project leads to help Prometheus build on its success, with infrastructure, guidance, and marketing support.”

Prometheus was created to monitor microservices-oriented, containerized dynamic environments. It is an open source time series and metrics tool inspired by Google’s internal monitoring tools (Borgmon). Prometheus features a diverse and growing contributor community. From starting at SoundCloud, it has been adopted by many companies such as Digital Ocean, Ericsson, CoreOS, Weaveworks, Red Hat, Google and more.

“Prometheus is community-driven with an active and growing group of developers from many companies contributing to the large project and Prometheus ecosystem. Being part of the CNCF gives users, especially new ones, a vote of confidence that Prometheus plays an an important role in modern infrastructure stacks,” said Julius Volz, developer from the Prometheus project. “The Prometheus community is looking forward to putting the project on a more formal footing with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to foster growth of its ecosystem.”

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Figure 1: Prometheus Architecture

Prometheus integrates with CNCF’s first hosted project, Kubernetes, to support service discovery and monitoring of dynamically scheduled services. Kubernetes also supports Prometheus natively.

“Adding Prometheus to our project portfolio is another big milestone for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation,” said Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are bringing together successful projects to create a blueprint for what an effective cloud native architecture should include to maximize interoperability. As a broad industry-backed foundation, CNCF is in a great position to create and drive the adoption of a new set of common cloud native technologies.”

PrometheusDay, co-located with CloudNativeCon

Hosted by CNCF and co-located with CloudNativeCon, PrometheusDay will feature highly technical talks covering major Prometheus adopters, leading expert contributor insights, and a full range of technologies that support open source monitoring technology in the cloud native ecosystem. Registration for CloudNativeCon, Nov. 8-9 in Seattle, includes complimentary attendance at PrometheusDay. Developers, members and industry experts are invited to submit a speaking proposal for CloudNativeCon and PrometheusDay.

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing. As a shared industry effort, CNCF members represent container and cloud technologies, online services, IT services and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Presents CloudNativeCon and Hosts Future KubeCon Events

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Foundation introduces new CloudNativeDay to expand ecosystem of cloud native technologies and participates at CoreOS Fest, OSCON and ContainerCon Japan

SAN FRANCISCO – April 26, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services, today announced it will host and organize KubeCon, a CNCF event co-located with its own inaugural CloudNativeCon, this November in Seattle, as well as all subsequent KubeCon events. Additionally, the CNCF community will host a CloudNativeDay August 25, 2016 in Toronto and participate in a number of other conferences in 2016, like CoreOS Fest, OSCON and ContainerCon Japan, dedicated to cloud native, container and open source education.

KubeCon, originally organized by Kismatic as a community-driven event focused on the education of developers and the promotion of Kubernetes, has been donated to the Foundation as part of the Kubernetes project transfer. As part of CNCF, KubeCon will not only be a gathering place for Kubernetes community contributors, users and developers, but additionally will bring together leading technologists from multiple cloud native communities to further the education of cloud native architectures.

“KubeCon San Francisco and EU were wonderfully successful events that showcased a variety of expert technical talks, sparked creativity and encouraged Kubernetes education,” said Joseph Jacks, vice president of technology strategy at Kismatic. “The events represent the best of the best in the open source cloud native community and attract developers of infrastructure, systems engineers at the middleware layer, operation engineers, and enterprises using Kubernetes technology in production. With the CNCF hosting these community events going forward, the most important cloud native technologies can be accelerated through cross-company and cross-industry collaboration.”

KubeCon, a CNCF event co-located with CloudNativeCon, is a multi-day, multi-track event taking place this November in Seattle. The event will feature highly technical talks covering major production users, leading expert contributor insights, and a full range of technologies that support the cloud native  ecosystem. The event will retain the same program committee and talks will still range from introductory to advanced use. The program committee is encouraging KubeCon submissions that address cloud native projects.

CloudNativeCon – web site and CFP coming soon

KubeCon, a CNCF event

Date: November 2016

Location: Seattle

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Description: Hosted by the CNCF community and co-located with CloudNativeCon, this event will feature a multi-track, multi-day event dedicated to cloud native education.

 

“We are looking forward to furthering cloud native education by hosting our own CloudNativeDay in August and CloudNativeCon this fall, which will enable face-to-face collaboration with some of the world’s top technologies advancing and accelerating cloud native computing,” said Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation at The Linux Foundation. “The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is also thrilled to host KubeCon as a CNCF event; co-located with CloudNativeCon. As a commons for cloud native projects, we are looking forward to expanding the CNCF community  with our own events and go beyond Kubernetes to bring multiple cloud native communities together in one venue.”

CloudNativeDay, a CNCF event

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Location: Toronto, Canada

Website: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudnativeday

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Description: Hosted by the CNCF community and co-located with ContainerCon North America, this event will feature a single-track, one-day event dedicated to cloud native education.

 

Additionally, CNCF will have a presence at a number of cloud native, container and open source events in 2016 to help further the adoption of cloud native computing; with particular focus on central orchestration processing, cloud native applications, container packaging, and microservices.

CoreOS Fest

Date: May 9-10, 2016

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: https://coreos.com/fest/

Description: CNCF is a sponsor of CoreOS Fest.

 

OSCON

Date: May 16-19, 2016

Location: Austin, Texas

Website: http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/open-source-us

Description: CNCF and Kubernetes to sponsor OSCON Contribute hack-a-thon. Kubernetes will be a featured project in the Google booth hosting office hours to speak with developers.

 

ContainerCon Japan 2016

Date: July 13-15, 2016

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Website: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/containercon-japan

Description: CNCF member Fujitsu and Interim Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Chris Aniszczyk, will speak at ContainerCon Japan.

 

Member Event Activity

CNCF member companies will participate in the following events over the next several weeks.

 

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing. As a shared industry effort, CNCF members represent container and cloud technologies, online services, IT services and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Accepts Kubernetes as First Hosted Project; Technical Oversight Committee Elected

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Organization marks important milestones to advance essential infrastructure for Internet companies and enterprises to scale their businesses

LONDON – KubeCon, March 10, 2016 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services and driving alignment among container technologies, today announced that Kubernetes has been accepted by the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and its IP will be transferred to the Foundation. The elected TOC members are also being announced today.

Initially developed by Google as an open source container orchestration system, Kubernetes includes apps, services, network storage, cluster management and performance and stability features. It is licensed under the Apache License v2. Kubernetes v1.2 is expected later this month. The TOC is considering multiple technologies for the CNCF and will review proposals as they’re received.

“The acceptance of Kubernetes is a first step in establishing the CNCF as an organization that supports leading cloud native projects of production quality,” said Alexis Richardson, TOC chair, Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “But this is just the start. The future of cloud native will involve many projects and use cases, which we look forward to advancing.”

The Kubernetes acceptance was the first project proposal evaluated by the newly elected TOC, which guides technical decisions and oversees collaborative working group projects helping to rationalize a broad ecosystem.  The initial TOC members include:

  • Jonathan Boulle, founder of the RKT project and team lead at CoreOS

  • Bryan Cantrill, chief technology officer at Joyent;

  • Camille Fournier, ZooKeeper PMC member, committer;

  • Benjamin Hindman, Apache Mesos co-creator, founder and chief architect at Mesosphere;

  • Ken Owens, chief technology officer of cloud services at Cisco; and

  • Alexis Richardson, founder of Weave and chief executive officer at WeaveWorks.

The CNCF is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project whose aim is to advance a common set of open source technologies to accelerate adoption of microservices, containers and cloud native applications.  The CNCF is also working with other Linux Foundation collaborative projects, such as the Open Container Initiative, which is establishing a standardized container image specification and runtime.

The CNCF governance model also includes a Governing Board and an End User Technical Advisory Board to guide business decisions and ensure alignment between the technologies and end user communities. For more information about the TOC’s work, please visit: https://github.com/cncf/toc#members.

“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is driving alignment of cloud native technologies in a vendor-neutral, open environment,” said Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation at The Linux Foundation. “The TOC is comprised of cloud development and container technologies experts and will have an important role to play as additional technologies are accepted in the months ahead.”

Next steps for CNCF include:

  • Review additional projects, for cloud native applications and microservices;

  • publish and evolve processes for projects; and

  • establish a 1000-node cluster for the CNCF community to run and validate Cloud Native applications and infrastructure at scale.

For more information about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

 

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces New Members, Begins Accepting Technical Contributions

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Broad set of stakeholders join effort 

SAN FRANCISCO – December 17, 2015 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native applications and services, today announced new members from across the industry, its formal open governance structure and new details about its technology stack.

The intent to form the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) was announced earlier this year at OSCON to support development in a cloud native environment. Cloud native applications are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled and microservices-oriented. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation focuses on development of open source technologies, reference architectures and common format for Cloud native applications or services. This work provides the necessary infrastructure for Internet companies and enterprises to scale their businesses.

Today this work is resource intensive, requiring companies to assemble a team of experts that can integrate disparate technologies and maintain all of them. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation seeks to improve the overall developer experience, paving the way for faster code reuse, improved machine efficiency, reduced costs and increases in the overall agility and maintainability of applications.

Companies from across the industry are coming together to formally invest in this work. The full roster of founding and new member organizations committed to CNCF include: Apcera, Apprenda, AT&T, Box, Centrify, Cisco, Cloudsoft, ClusterHQ, Container Solutions, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Datawise.io, Deis, Inc./Engine Yard, Docker, eBay, Eldarion, Fujitsu, Google, Huawei, IBM, iguaz.io, Infoblox, Intel, ISHI Systems, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks (Project Calico), NCSOFT, NEC, NetApp, NGINX, Odin, Portworx, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, RX-M, LLC, Scalock, Software Engineering Lab of Zhejiang University, Switch SUPERNAP, Sysdig, Twistlock, Twitter, Univa Corporation, VMware, Weaveworks and Williams Garcia.

“As cloud computing matures, we’re finding there are a variety of ways to approach application development in this environment. Among some of the world’s largest users, such as Google and Facebook, cloud native development allows unprecedented scale and efficiency,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “With the level of investment from across the industry and technical contributions from some of the developer community’s best talent, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is poised to advance the state of the art of application development at Internet scale.”

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today is also announcing its ratified open governance structure. The model includes a Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) that will direct technical decisions, oversee working group projects and manage contributions to the code base. The nominations are currently open for TOC members and we encourage everyone to get involved; see the cncf-toc mailing list for more information. There is also an End User Advisory Board and Board of Directors to guide business decisions and ensure alignment between the technical and end user communities.

Technical contributions are open to anyone and are being submitted now to the Technical Oversight Committee for review. Expected contributions include Kubernetes and etcd, a distributed consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery. Additionally, Intel and Switch are preparing a large compute farm to be used for advancing CNCF technologies. This infrastructure will be used to run multiple scalability and performance tests and deploy various software stacks easily and at scale. The Foundation aims to provide a neutral home for any technologies that support an open and interoperable stack for cloud native computing.
The Foundation is looking at open source at the orchestration level, followed by the integration of hosts and services by defining APIs and standards through a code first approach to advance the state-of-art of container-packaged application infrastructure. The organization is also working with other Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects, such as the Open Container Initiative, which is establishing the industry standard for container image specification and runtime, and the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
For more information about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, please visit: https://cncf.io/

Comments from Platinum Members 

Cisco
“Cloud Native is rapidly becoming the defacto devops model. In addition, the open source developer community is taking the lead role in enabling application life-cycle management, tooling and development. In the journey to cloud native, an industry community is a very important step. The CNCF aligns with Cisco’s vision of application-centric enablement and portability across public and private clouds. We’re pleased to be contributors to CNCF as it enables Cisco to collaborate directly with the entire cloud native community and create a set of common services and definitions that will drive innovation in the industry.”
Ken Owens, CTO Cloud Solutions, Cisco Systems 

CoreOS
“CNCF is incremental to guiding and moving the industry forward. As a platinum member, CoreOS is looking forward to working together with the cloud native industry leaders to continue innovating so the world can be successful with running and managing container-enabled infrastructure. We intend to donate key open source projects to the foundation as part of our commitment in working together in a vendor neutral way so that we as an industry can provide the benefits of cloud native computing to all.”
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS 

Docker
“Built on the foundation of the Open Container Initiative, image format and runtime industry standard, the CNCF addresses the needs of developers seeking options at the orchestration layer of the stack. Because there are many competing solutions and no established standards, the CNCF framework encourages collaboration on interoperable references stacks for container orchestration such as the Docker Swarm integration with Mesos announced earlier this year. The formation of a governance model encourages contributions and further collaboration, providing developers with the resources they need to more rapidly move Dockerized applications into production.”
Patrick Chanezon, Chief Developer Advocate, Docker 

Google
“Google is committed to open software initiatives, and to helping enterprises everywhere benefit from cloud native computing. In addition to the contribution of projects like Kubernetes to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, we look forward to bringing over a decade of experience running cloud native systems at internet scale to this new community.”
Craig McLuckie, Group Product Manager, Google 

Huawei
“Nowadays, there are many technologies driving the cloud-native trend and making computing, networking and storage more scalable and manageable. In Huawei, we have been leading and innovating in building large scale, heterogeneous cloud infrastructures, and open source technologies are important ingredients to this. With the forming of CNCF, we are happy to see a great home to host, incorporate and integrate these technologies to construct a common framework without losing flexibility and efficiency. And we believe this, along with the ecosystem arisen from it, will bring significant value to our customers and the industry.”
Mr. Ti Gong, the President of Central Software Institute at Huawei 

IBM
“As a founding member, IBM’s support of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing next generation cloud native applications based in open source and open standards. These new investments and the open governance model are key to ensuring containers and other open technologies are smart long-term solutions aligned to deliver value through our Bluemix infrastructure.”
Dr. Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology 

Intel
“Creating focus on cloud native application development to address strategic business workloads offers enormous opportunity for the enterprise. Intel is committed to working with industry leaders and emerging technologies within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to enable the rapid delivery of open, efficient, and optimized cloud-native applications.”
Jonathan Donaldson, Vice President of Software Defined Infrastructure at Intel

Joyent
“Joyent is excited to serve a central role in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, as it embodies the belief that we have had for nearly a decade: that the future of computing is container-packaged, elastic, and service-oriented.  We believe that the CNCF is particularly timely, as technologists today are feeling overwhelmed by the explosion of container-related technologies. The opportunity for the CNCF is to help bring clarity and interoperability to cloud native computing — to serve the next generation of computing the same way that the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) famously facilitated our modern internet.”
Bryan Cantrill, CTO, Joyent 

Mesosphere
“Mesosphere is excited to be a platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, alongside a group of other truly innovative companies. Building and running microservices using container-based architectures is extremely important to customers of our Datacenter Operating System. The CNCF will help ensure there are always high-quality open-source options available.”
Florian Leibert, co-founder and CEO of Mesosphere 

Red Hat
“Next generation applications are architected as fine-grained, distributed components and services, deployed in Linux containers, and hosted in clouds. This industry-wide shift in application development and delivery requires new tools, processes, and infrastructure. Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, is pleased to bring our deep experience building cloud-native application infrastructure with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Atomic and OpenShift to CNCF. To help accelerate this transformation, we are excited to work with our industry partners and end users in CNCF to define clear layers and support technologies such as Kubernetes and Open Container Format to build this next generation of application infrastructure.”
Chris Wright, Vice President and Chief Technologist, Office of Technology at Red Hat

Switch SUPERNAP
“Switch SUPERNAP is focused on ensuring that modern technology solutions meet the needs of today’s enterprises. Not only is Switch housing the Foundation’s Intel cluster, but we’re delighted to be involved with the other partners to enable scalable, functional and adaptive platforms to support cloud native applications.”
Jason Mendenhall, Executive Vice President of Cloud at Switch

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. For more information on Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects, visit http://collabprojects.linuxfoundation.org/.

About The Linux Foundation 
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New Cloud Native Computing Foundation to Drive Alignment Among Container Technologies

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AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks join new effort to build and maintain cloud native distributed systems

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2015 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

This new organization aims to advance the state-of-the-art for building cloud native applications and services, allowing developers to take full advantage of existing and to-be-developed open source technologies. Cloud native refers to applications or services that are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled and micro services-oriented.

Founding organizations include AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks. Other organizations are encouraged to participate as founding members in the coming weeks, as the organization establishes its governance model.

“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will help facilitate collaboration among developers and operators on common technologies for deploying cloud native applications and services,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “By bringing together the open source community’s very best talent and code in a neutral and collaborative forum, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation aims to advance the state of the art of application development at Internet scale.”

Cloud native application development allows Internet companies to practically scale their businesses. Today this work is resource intensive, requiring companies to assemble a team of experts that can integrate disparate technologies and maintain all of them. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation intends to ease this process for developers and businesses by driving alignment among technologies and platforms.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation plans to create and drive the adoption of a new set of common container technologies driven and informed by technical merit and end user value and that is inspired by Internet-scale computing. This work seeks to improve the overall developer experience, paving the way for faster code reuse, improved machine efficiency, reduced costs and increases in the overall agility and maintainability of applications.

The Foundation will look at open source at the orchestration level, followed by the integration of hosts and services by defining API’s and standards through a code first approach to advance the state-of-art of container-packaged application infrastructure. The organization will also work with the recently announced Open Container Initiative on its container image specification. Beyond orchestration and the image specification, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation aims to assemble components to address a comprehensive set of container application infrastructure needs.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will be responsible for stewardship of the projects, fostering growth and evolution of the ecosystem, promoting the technologies and serving the community by making the technology accessible and widely adopted. The Foundation will include a Technical Oversight Committee and an End User Advisory board to ensure alignment of needs between the technical and end-user communities.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Collaborative Projects are independently supported software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. By spreading the collaborative DNA of the largest collaborative software development project in history, The Linux Foundation provides the essential collaborative and organizational framework so project hosts can focus on innovation and results. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects span the enterprise, mobile, embedded and life sciences markets and are backed by many of the largest names in technology. For more information about Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects, please visit:http://collabprojects.linuxfoundation.org/

For more information about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, please visit https://cncf.io

Comments from Members

AT&T
“AT&T sees tremendous value in these initiatives,” said Toby Ford, assistant vice president of Cloud Technology, Architecture and Planning at AT&T. “We are very interested in helping to shape the container standards and architecture of the next-generation ecosystem that will deliver on the promise of cloud-enabled software. We are fully committed to this technology direction, as demonstrated by our Domain 2.0 initiative to migrate 75% of our targeted network onto a software defined network directed cloud.”

Cisco
“Cloud native applications are critical for companies that want to scale their business quickly and successfully,” said Dave Ward, CTO and Chief Architect, Cisco. “Efforts designed to simplify and improve the overall developer experience, such as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, are a great step forward. We’re excited to be a part of this community initiative to enable new technologies and innovation for developers, as well as our continued commitment to enable users by Open Source.”

Cloud Foundry Foundation
“Cloud Foundry is a platform explicitly designed for cloud native applications. Advances in containers, automation, and orchestration are important only if they serve the needs of those applications,” said Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Our users and members need collaborative innovation in orchestration, networking and storage across their cloud infrastructures. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will be an important venue for that work and a timely extension to the Cloud Foundry community’s work on cloud native application portability with members including Intel, IBM, Huawei, and VMware.”

CoreOS
“As the company behind Tectonic, the first commercial distribution of Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is providing a collaborative place for the Kubernetes ecosystem to grow,” said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. “We believe Kubernetes will become the standard for distributed infrastructure and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is an important step towards making that a reality.”

Cycle Computing
“Since our founding, Cycle has operated off of the simple premise that easier access to computing and storage resources increases innovation by decreasing the time it takes to solve compute challenges. Our participation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is a logical step, we are honored to be a part of it,” said Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing CEO. “Containers and Kubernetes will help increase access to compute for big data, analytics and batch computing, and we look forward to collaborating with the community to remove the barriers to resources that analysts, engineers and scientists depend on.”

Docker
The Open Container Initiative announced last month at DockerCon establishes a foundation for container-based computing, with a common image and runtime format for containers. At the orchestration layer of the stack, there are many competing solutions and the standard has yet to be defined. Through our participation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, we are pleased to be part of a collaborative effort that will establish interoperable reference stacks for container orchestration, enabling greater innovation and flexibility among developers. This is in line with the Docker Swarm integration with Mesos, which we demonstrated at DockerCon one month ago,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker.

eBay
“At eBay, we have been leading and innovating in building and operating one of the largest open private clouds in the world. The emerging landscape of containers and datacenter OS are creating unique opportunities for infrastructure providers and developers who want to seamlessly deliver cloud-first applications. We are excited to join Kubernetes foundation and lead the project in an open and community driven manner to help accelerate the pace of innovation and broad adoption of Kubernetes,” said Debashis Saha, Vice President of eBay Cloud Services.

Google
“Google is committed to advancing the state of computing, and to helping businesses everywhere benefit from the patterns that have proven so effective to us in operating at Internet scale. We believe that this foundation will help harmonize the broader ecosystem, and are pleased to contribute Kubernetes, the open source cluster scheduler, to the foundation as a seed technology,” said Craig McLuckie, Product Manager, Google Corporation.

Huawei
“We believe the foundation will drive standards and integrate common technologies, such as container and container orchestration, into an advanced end-to-end open source solution that promotes business adoption. By being part of the foundation, we hope we can lead and contribute in creating open standards and solutions. This is a continuation of our open source strategies. We continue to build advanced communication and information technologies based on open standards and solutions for solving our customer problems in moving to the cloud,” said Ying Xiong, chief architect of PaaS, Huawei.

IBM
“Growing, maintaining and rapidly expanding container and micro-service based applications across multiple clouds is a challenge without standards,” said Dr. Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology. “The creation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation reaffirms IBM’s long standing commitment to community driven open source answers to tough problems and we look forward to making contributions in support of containers and other open technologies as we deliver class leading container services through our Bluemix infrastructure.”

Intel
“Cloud native application development offers the promise of workload portability across stacks, and standardization helps drive full portability.” said Jonathan Donaldson, vice president of Software Defined Infrastructure at Intel. “Intel is committed to helping lead the Cloud Native Computing Foundation towards delivery of standards that ensure that enterprise developers can build cloud native applications with the confidence required to move this innovative delivery model forward.”

Joyent
“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation represents the next step in the evolution of open source software, in that it provides a mechanism for complementary projects to come together as a single and harmonized solution architecture,” said Scott Hammond, CEO of Joyent. “We are excited to be part of CNCF as a founding member and to begin working with our peer companies to make container-native computing broadly accessible.”

Kismatic
“I’m excited for the Kubernetes community as the creation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation fortifies Google’s commitment to open standards now orchestration is owned by the world consuming it vs. one corporate entity,” said Patrick Reilly, founder and CEO, Kismatic.

Mesosphere
“At Mesosphere, we see a major industry transformation underway, driven by the new class of technologies for managing containerized workloads, including Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, and the Mesosphere DCOS,” said Florian Leibert, Co-Founder and CEO at Mesosphere. “By collaborating as an industry foundation we will accelerate customer adoption and help enterprises achieve scale plus true portability between clouds and their private data centers. Mesosphere’s vision is to make it possible for thousands of stateful and stateless services to run multi-tenant on the same clusters, simplifying operations, and maintaining proper access controls and security isolation between workloads. These are the new requirements for modern datacenters and the target of much of the innovation happening on the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS).”

Red Hat
“The rapid ascent of Linux containers and complementary technologies like Kubernetes shows that the future of enterprise application is not based in proprietary code; rather, these applications are born in the cloud and driven by open innovation,” said Lars Herrmann, general manager, Integrated Solutions Business Unit and Container Strategy, Red Hat. “We are pleased to be a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and will look to continue driving open standards around these technologies in order to foster even great enterprise adoption.”

Switch SUPERNAP
“These are exciting times in the evolution of more agile IT environments and Switch is dedicated to ensuring the industry adopts the most innovative standards to operate by. We are thrilled to be partnered with the other members of the Foundation to advance the building and operations of cloud native applications and services.” – Jason Mendenhall, EVP of Cloud, Switch SUPERNAP.

Univa
“Univa is excited to participate as a founding member of the new Cloud Native Computing Foundation,” said Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa Corporation. “Enterprises want to capture the power and benefits of containerization and the industry is stepping up to the challenge. We look forward to sharing our extensive experience in workload optimization and resource management with the CNCF community.”

VMware
“Customers will benefit from the community’s collaboration via the Cloud Native Computing Foundation which will help to define common cloud native computing APIs, tools and frameworks,” said Kit Colbert, vice president and CTO, Cloud-Native Apps, VMware. “We are excited to work with the community to extend VMware’s software-defined data center offerings to support open technologies resulting from the foundation and beyond.”

Weaveworks
“With CNCF, container technologies will quickly become ubiquitous in application development, deployment and management. By focusing on the needs of all IT shops and not just an elite, the CNCF will drive rapid developer-led adoption. By enabling standard distributions, the CNCF will remove the need to hire armies of engineers to piece together a mosaic of ever-changing components. And by delivering interoperability, the CNCF simplifies almost any use case from web and data apps to distributed systems,” said Alexis Richardson, CEO, Weaveworks.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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