Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes Inspur as Gold Member
Kristen Evans | 31 January 2019
Leading global service provider accelerates adoption of cloud computing in big data and AI markets
SAN FRANCISCO – January 31, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Inspur has increased its participation to the Gold level.
A leading Chinese service provider for cloud computing and big data, Inspur’s cloud division focuses on providing cloud services to enterprises and government organizations with applications, big data, and container-based IoT services. According to a recent report from IDC, the worldwide server space – in which Inspur is third largest in revenue – jumped 37.7 percent year-over-year in Q3 2018, primarily from large cloud service providers as well as updates within enterprise data centers to handle such emerging workloads as big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
“By enhancing our focus on cloud, data and AI driven applications, we’re working to create more dynamic platforms based on ecosystems between customers, businesses and governments, where data can be shared to benefit all,” said Max Zhang, vice president of Inspur. “Our increased engagement with CNCF will accelerate our work with the global community to further collaboration around data, and work with developers for rapid innovation”
Inspur provides complete AI solutions, which account for over 50 percent of AI market share in China, and power 80 percent of AI supercomputers by fellow CNCF members Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent. As a member of Hyperledger, the company works to advance blockchain technologies, and launched the first blockchain to be used for city governance in China. Inspur is also a Silver member of The Linux Foundation. The company promotes collaboration in open computing as a Platinum member of both the Open Compute Project and OpenPOWER Foundation and as an early major participant in the Open19 Foundation.
“Leveraging learnings from its roots in data center hardware, Inspur has made impressive progress with its commitment to open cloud development – driving innovations throughout the fast-growing AI and big data spaces,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “With the company’s focus on boosting open collaboration, we look forward to its increased membership and participation in CNCF.”
The company originally joined CNCF as a Silver member in March of 2018. In upgrading its membership, Inspur plans to increase its collaboration within the cloud native ecosystem and bring new open source offerings to the market, including projects based on its SDN controller and OVS DPDK, which was presented during last year’s LinuxCon China event and Open vSwitch Conference.
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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.
Inspur is a leading global data center and cloud computing solutions provider, ranked among the world’s top 3 server vendors according to Gartner and IDC. Inspur delivers and deploys robust, performance-optimized, purpose-built solutions to major data centers around the globe to address important emerging fields and applications.
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作为中国领先的云计算和大数据服务提供商，浪潮的云部门专注于为企业和政府组织提供应用、大数据和基于容器的物联网服务。据IDC 最近的一份报告，全球服务器空间- 浪潮是第三大收入方- 在2018 年第三季度，同比增长37.7%，主要来自大型云服务提供商以及企业数据中心内部的更新，以应对大数据分析和人工智能( AI )等新兴工作负载。
浪潮副总裁张磊表示：“通过加强对云、数据和AI 驱动应用程序的关注，我们致力于基于生态系统，创建客户、企业和政府之间更加动态的平台，数据共享将惠及所有人。”“我们加强融入CNCF 将加快与全球社区的合作，进一步围绕数据展开协作，并与开发者合作，实现快速创新。”
浪潮提供完整的AI 解决方案，占中国AI 市场份额的50% 以上，并为CNCF 成员阿里巴巴、百度和腾讯提供80% 的AI 超级计算机。作为Hyperledger成员，该公司致力于推进区块链技术，并在中国推出第一个用于城市治理的区块链。浪潮也是Linux 基金会的白银级会员。该公司作为开放计算项目和OpenPOWER 基金会的铂金会员和Open19 基金会的主要早期参与者，促进开放计算领域的深度合作。
云原生计算基金会（CNCF）执行董事Dan Kohn 说：“凭借从数据中心硬件中汲取的经验，浪潮集团致力于开放云开发，并取得了令人瞩目的进展—推动了快速增长的AI 和大数据领域的创新。”“随着该公司专注于促进开放协作，我们期待着其升级成员资格和深入参与CNCF。”
云原生计算使用开源软件栈，将应用程序部署为微服务，将每个部分打包到自有容器中，并动态编排这些容器，以优化资源利用率。云原生计算基金会(CNCF) 托管云原生软件栈的关键组件，包括Kubernetes 和Prometheus。CNCF 是中立的协作之家，聚集了业界顶尖的开发人员、最终用户和供应商——包括世界上规模最大的公共云和企业软件公司以及数十家创新型初创企业。CNCF 隶属于非盈利组织Linux 基金会。有关CNCF 的更多信息，请访问www.cncf.io。
根据Gartner 和IDC 的数据，浪潮是全球领先的数据中心和云计算解决方案提供商，位列全球3 大服务器供应商之列。浪潮集团为全球的主要数据中心提供和部署功能强大且性能优化的个性化解决方案，以满足重要的新兴领域和应用需求。
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