UK challenger bank Monzo was an early adopter of Kubernetes, using microservices, Docker containers and version 1.2 of the container orchestration platform to scale its operations rapidly. After five years it has built a customer base of 4 million customers
The shift to online due to COVID-19 has led to an increased need for compute and cloud native, according to Priyanka Sharma, general manager for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). She shared that and other perspectives during a press panel held during this week’s Kubecon + CloudNativeCon, a gathering of open source and cloud native technologists held virtually this year and hosted by the CNCF.
With no significant project update available in time for CloudNativeCon, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has stretched its incubator to 21 by welcoming monitoring projects Thanos and Cortex in. The new status and the associated determination to invest in their proliferation can be seen as a bow to the importance of CNCF project Prometheus – after all, both come with a strong focus on extending the monitoring platform’s capabilities.
Argo CD is a GitOps tool created at Intuit that moved to incubation within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in April. It generated buzz during the KubeCon/CloudNativeCon EU virtual event this week after Red Hat said it will participate in the open source project and integrate Argo with its OpenShift Kubernetes platform. Large enterprises with complex Kubernetes deployments in production, such as American Express, are also conducting proof-of-concept tests with Argo and other, similar GitOps tools.
The role of open source collaboration was highlighted during a presentation to tie in with the start of the Linux Foundation’s KubeCon and Cloud Native Computing Forum (CNCF) virtual conferences.
The overall size of the cloud-native developer community appears to be now growing at a rate of roughly 28% annually, noted Priyanka Sharma, general manager for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), during her keynote this week at the online KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 conference.
The virtual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU kicked off yesterday, and a number of cloud-native companies announced new offerings and updates to existing products.
The latest release of the open-source container-orchestration system Kubernetes is expected next month. Kubernetes 1.19 is expected to have 34 new enhancements with 10 brand new features, eight newly stable features, two management changes and 14 improvements to existing features.
As the Cloud Native Computing Foundation marks its fifth year of operation, the group’s growing range of projects highlights an important milestone for open-source computing. With continued expansion of the cloud native community and more companies, including many of the world’s largest enterprises, becoming involved, open source is beginning to define its own value.
Open-source software is no longer the domain of hard-core technology firms. As companies such as Conde Nast International Inc. and American Express Co. dip their toes into the community pool, major enterprise adoption is slowly becoming a thing.