Open-source communities seem to do a better job than standards committees in creating new software that sticks to a common plan. In the latest example, The Linux Foundation, is once more fostering a new group: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The CNCF, building on the newly laid foundation of Kubernetes 1.0, will seek to bring unification and creativity to cloud native applications and services.
It’s a great time to be an application developer, and it just keeps getting better. Today, a consortium of companies led by Google announced the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Mesosphere is a founding Platinum member. We have been involved in the foundation since its conception, and we plan to remain very involved in what could become an exceptionally important open source community.
Kubernetes, the container management solution originally open sourced by Google GOOGL +1.04%, is deemed ready for mainstream use as it reaches version 1 today. Alongside this software versioning milestone, Google is joining a host of familiar names in a new Cloud Native Computing Foundation, under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. Google is gifting Kubernetes to the new Foundation, which some will see (rightly) as a useful base upon which to build, and which others will see (also, perhaps, rightly) as a way to ensure that the new Foundation’s work is Googley from the outset. Other partners in this new endeavor include container hotshots like Docker, CoreOS, Joyent and others. Will the new Foundation lead to a meeting of minds, or is it just another forum in which they can sling mud?
No fewer than 22 companies are coming together today to establish the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a standards body that will provide shared governance for tools that companies can use when deploying applications in Linux containers — an alternative to longstanding virtual-machine technology.
Kubernetes, the open-source container management tool Google launched last February, hit version 1.0 today. With this update, Google now considers Kubernetes ready for production. What’s more important, though, Google is also ceding control over Kubernetes and is donating it to a newly formed foundation — the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that will be run by the Linux Foundation. Other partners in the new foundation include AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks.
The Linux Foundation today is announcing the official formation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in a bid to advance cloud application management and interoperability. The new effort will be operated as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and brings together many of the major players in the cloud application infrastructure space in a joint open-source initiative.
In collaboration with 18 vendors and IT organizations, The Linux Foundation announces foundation of CNCF.
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