Sandbox Projects

The CNCF Sandbox is the entry point for early stage projects.

Our sandbox projects

Service Mesh
Automation & Configuration
Cloud Native Network
Application Definition & Image Build
Key Management
Service Proxy
Automation & Configuration
Chaos Engineering
Scheduling & Orchestration
Cloud Native Network
Security & Compliance
Security & Compliance
Security & Compliance
Application Definition & Image Build
Automation & Configuration
Security & Compliance
Container Registry
Security & Compliance
Scheduling & Orchestration
Monitoring
Security & Compliance
Container Runtime
Certified Kubernetes - Distribution
Coordination & Service Discovery
Cloud Native Storage
Scheduling & Orchestration
Security & Compliance
Application Definition & Image Build
Application Definition & Image Build
Installable Platform
Cloud Native Network
Scheduling & Orchestration
Security & Compliance
Automation & Configuration
Monitoring
Application Definition & Image Build
Security & Compliance
Application Definition & Image Build
Service Mesh
Scheduling & Orchestration
Container Runtime
Service Mesh
Automation & Configuration
Cloud Native Network
Application Definition & Image Build
Scheduling & Orchestration
Service Mesh
Continuous Optimization
Cloud Native Storage
Service Proxy
Continuous Integration & Delivery
Security & Compliance
Installable Platform
Continuous Integration & Delivery
Continuous Integration & Delivery
Automation & Configuration
Cloud Native Storage
Security & Compliance
Cloud Native Storage
Monitoring
Application Definition & Image Build
Streaming & Messaging
Database
Application Definition & Image Build
Tools
Application Definition & Image Build
Service Mesh
Service Mesh
Monitoring
Streaming & Messaging
Cloud Native Network
Automation & Configuration
Application Definition & Image Build
Key Management
Automation & Configuration
Streaming & Messaging
Monitoring
Cloud Native Storage
Installable Platform
Scheduling & Orchestration
Container Runtime

The CNCF Sandbox has four goals:

  1. Encourage public visibility of experiments or other early work that can add value to the CNCF mission and build the ingredients of a successful Incubation-level project.
  2. Facilitate alignment with existing projects if (and only if) this is desired.
  3. Nurture projects (e.g., via CNCF Service Desk requests).
  4. Remove possible legal and governance obstacles to adoption and contribution by ensuring all projects adhere to CNCF legal, code of conduct, and IP policy requirements.

When we say that Sandbox projects are “early stage,” this covers the following examples:

  1. New projects that are designed to extend one or more CNCF projects with functionality or interoperability libraries. In the case of Kubernetes, the Sandbox is intended as a home for projects that would previously have started in the Kubernetes Incubator.
  2. Independent projects that fit the CNCF mission and provide the potential for a novel approach to existing functional areas (or are an attempt to meet an unfulfilled need).
  3. Projects commissioned or sanctioned by the CNCF, including initial code for CNCF WG collaborations, and “experimental” projects.
  4. Any project that realistically intends to join CNCF Incubation in future and wishes to lay the foundations for that.