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Open source logging tool has been adopted by over 5,000 community users

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 11, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Fluentd is its sixth project to graduate, following Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS and containerd. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, a documented, structured governance process, and a strong commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity.

“In the two and a half years since Fluentd became a part of CNCF, we’ve seen it grow beyond a project to a full ecosystem of integrations and third party components,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “With an active community of contributors and users, the CNCF TOC felt Fluentd was ready for graduation and we look forward to cultivating their community.”

Fluentd was created in 2011 by Sadayuki “Sada” Furuhashi, co-founder of Treasure Data, Inc., as an open source data collector for building a Unified Logging Layer, which unifies the data collection and consumption for a better use and understanding of data. In November 2016, Fluentd was accepted as CNCF’s sixth hosted project after Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing.

Fluentd solves logging problems at scale, not just for standalone applications, but it streamlines components of distributed architectures, making it an integral tool for any cloud native organization” said Masahiro Nakagawa, Principal Engineer at Arm®Treasure Data and core Fluentd Maintainer. “We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with the CNCF community and to grow our user base, and are honored to graduate.”

With more than 900 plugins connecting to its many data sources and data outputs; including Docker, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, etc., Fluentd was the 2016 Bossie Awards winner for the best open source datacenter and cloud software. More than 5,000 data-driven community users rely on Fluentd to differentiate their products and services through a better use and understanding of their log data, including Atlassian, Amazon Web Services, Backplane, Change.org, CyberAgent, DeNa, Drecom, GREE, GungHo, LINE Corp, Nintendo, Microsoft, Slideshare and many others.

“Fluentd has earned its place as the industry standard for log collection and shipping, and I am excited to see it as a graduated CNCF project,” said Gabe Monroy, Lead Program Manager for Containers, Microsoft Azure. “At Microsoft, we are proud to use Fluentd to power our cloud native logging subsystems and we look forward to working with the growing the open source community around Fluentd.”

Fluentd now has 4 active maintainers, over 160 contributors and more than 4,400 commits. It also has 189 official releases, more than 48 Million Docker Hub pulls, 941 plugins available made by the community and over 7500 Github Stars.

“As one of the longest standing incubating projects within CNCF, Fluentd has demonstrated impressive growth, adoption, and numerous integrations within the broader community,” said Brian Grant, Principal Software Engineer at Google and CNCF TOC representative. “We have no doubt that Fluentd is ready to move to this next stage, and are excited to see what the project continues to accomplish.”

To officially graduate from incubating status, the project also adopted the CNCF Code of Conduct, earned a Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices Badge. Completed in August 2017, the CII badge shows an ongoing commitment to code quality and security best practices.  

Fluentd Background

Fluentd collects events from various data sources and writes them to files, RDBMS, NoSQL, IaaS, SaaS, Hadoop and so on. Fluentd helps you unify your logging infrastructure. All components are available under the Apache 2 License, and are overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. For downloads, documentation, and how to get involved, visit https://github.com/fluent/fluentd, https://www.fluentd.org/ and https://twitter.com/fluentd.

The Linux Foundation is developing an elearning course titled Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd, which will be available in May 2019. This self-paced, hands-on course is designed to introduce individuals with a technical background to the Fluentd log forwarding and aggregation tool for use in Cloud Native Logging and provide them with the skills necessary to deploy Fluentd in a wide range of production settings.

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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 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.

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By: Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation

The first Open Networking Summit was held in October 2011 at Stanford University and described as “a premier event about OpenFlow and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)”. Here we are seven and half years later and I’m constantly amazed at both how far we’ve come since then, and at how quickly a traditionally slow-moving industry like telecommunications is embracing change and innovation powered by open source. Coming out of the ONS Summit in Amsterdam last fall, Network World described open source networking as the “new norm,” and indeed, open platforms have become de-facto standards in networking.  

Like the technology, ONS as an event is constantly evolving to meet industry needs and is designed to help you take advantage of this revolution in networking. The theme of this year’s event is “Enabling Collaborative Development & Innovation” and we’re doing this by exploring collaborative development and innovation across the ecosystem for enterprises, service providers and cloud providers onkey areas like SDN, NFV, VNF, CNF/Cloud Native Networking, Orchestration, Automation of Cloud, Core Network, Edge, Access, IoT services, and more.

A unique aspect of ONS is that it facilitates deep technical discussions in parallel with exciting keynotes, industry, and business discussions in an integrated program. The latest innovations from the networking project communities including LF Networking (ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Tungsten Fabric) are well represented in the program, and in features and add-ons such as the LFN Unconference Track and LFN Networking Demos. A variety of event experiences ensure that attendees have ample opportunities to meet and engage with each other in sessions, the expo hall, and during social events.

New this year is a track structure built to cover the key topics in depth to meet the needs of both CIOs/CTO/architects and developers, sysadmins, NetOps and DevOps teams:

The ONS Schedule is now live — find the sessions and tutorials that will help you learn how to participate in the open source communities and ecosystems that will make a difference in your networking career. And if you need help convincing your boss, this will help you make the case.

The standard price expires March 17th so hurry up and register today! Be sure to check out the Day Passes and Hall Passes available as well.

I hope to see you there!

 

The OpenMessaging project welcomes Yahoo! JAPAN and EMQ X as new members.

We are excited to announce two new members to the OpenMessaging project: Yahoo! JAPAN, one of the largest portal sites in Japan, and EMQ X, one of the most popular MQTT message middleware vendors. Yahoo! JAPAN and EMQ X join Alibaba, JD.com, China Mobile Cloud, Qing Cloud, and other community members to form a standards community with 13 corporation members.

OpenMessaging is a standards project for messaging and streaming technology. Messaging and Streaming products have been widely used in modern architecture and data processing, for decoupling, queuing, buffering, ordering, replicating, etc. But when data transfers across different messaging and streaming platforms, compatibility problems arise, which always means much additional work. The OpenMessaging community looks to eliminate these challenges through creating a global, cloud-oriented, vendor-neutral industry standard for distributed messaging.

Yahoo! JAPAN, operated by Yahoo Japan Corporation, is one of the largest portal site in Japan. Under the mission to be a “Problem-Solving Engine,” Yahoo Japan Corporation is committed in solving the problems of the people and society leveraging the power of information technologies. The company uses various messaging systems (e.g., Apache Pulsar, Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ) to create its services and is creating a centralized pub-sub messaging platform that deals with a vast number of service/application traffics.

“Yahoo Japan Corporation uses various messaging systems (e.g., Apache Pulsar, Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ) to create its services. However, differences in messaging interfaces make the whole system complicated and lead to extra costs in implementation and in studying each system. Thus, we need a standardized and unified interface that can be easily implemented and easily collaborated with other services.” said Nozomi Kurihara, the Manager of the Messaging Platform team in Yahoo Japan Corporation. “We think OpenMessaging is the key in achieving our “multi big data” system in which data can be cross-used among different services/applications we provide.”

Originated from a GitHub open source IoT project starting from 2012, EMQ X has become one of the most popular MQTT message middleware in community. EMQ X is based on the Erlang/OTP platform, which can support 10 million concurrent MQTT connections with high throughput and low latency. EMQ X now has 500k downloads, and 5000+ customer users in 50 countries and regions around the world, such as China, United States, Australia, British, and India. 

“Our customers cover different industries, such as financial, IoV, telecom, smart home. We also partnered with Fortune 500 companies, such as HPE, Ericsson, VMware, to provide professional IoT solutions to customers around the world. OpenMessaging is vendor-neutral and language-independent, provides industry guidelines for areas of finance, e-commerce, IoT and Big Data, and aimed to develop messaging and streaming applications across heterogeneous systems and platforms.” said Feng Lee, Co-founder of EMQ X. “We’re glad to join OpenMessaging.”

As an effort to standardize distributed messaging and streaming systems, OpenMessaging is committed to embracing an open, collaborative, intelligent, and cloud-native era with all its community members.

LF networking

A lot of the interactions between the LF Networking and cloud native communities focus on how these technologies work together and on connecting people from different projects.

As highlighted in the recent Open Source Jobs Report, cloud and networking skills are in high demand. And, if you want to hear about the latest networking developments, there is no one better to talk with than Heather Kirksey, VP, Community and Ecosystem Development, Networking at The Linux Foundation. Kirksey was the Director of OPNFV before the recent consolidation of several networking-related projects under the new LF Networking umbrella, and I spoke with her to learn more about LF Networking (LFN) and how the initiative is working closely with cloud native technologies.

Kirksey explained the reasoning behind the move and expansion of her role. “At OPNFV, we were focused on integration and end-to-end testing across the LFN projects. We had interaction with all of those communities. At the same time, we were separate legal entities, and things like that created more barriers to collaboration. Now, it’s easy to look at them more strategically as a portfolio to facilitate member engagement and deliver solutions to service providers.”

Bringing these six networking projects together lowers barriers, reduces friction, and enables the communities to interact with each other.

LF networkingNetworking Meets Cloud Native

Kirksey said that at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018, there was a lot of discussion around what cloud native network function virtualization (NFV) looks like with Kubernetes and other technologies. She said that the NFV community has already begun integration around cloud native technologies including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Fluentd, and FD.io. And, LF Networking has been working on Container Network Interface (CNI) plugins.

A lot of these interactions between the LF Networking and Kubernetes communities focus on education how these technologies work together and connecting with people from different projects including Istio, CNI networking SIG, and others.

“We are just trying to figure out the answers that arise as these projects work together,” she said. In her new role, Kirksey looks at things from an outwardly facing perspective. “We are looking at communities that are outside LF Networking communities like CNCF and figuring out what our engagement model should be. We are trying to identify projects that are of interest to us. We are trying to set up some programs that bring value to the ecosystem; a good example would be a compliance program.”

Community is also part of Kirksey’s new role, and she is working to find out what’s needed to help the community create opportunities for interaction and involvement.  “We have set up end-user advisory groups, member engagement programs, compliance and certification programs,” she said. The goal is to serve the entire ecosystem around these projects.

Challenges

Looking at some of the cloud native paradigms of how networking works, it’s simpler for an application developer than it used it be. Initially, these developers took things like interfaces, ports, and subnets and put ‘v’ in front of them and created virtual interfaces, virtual ports, and virtual subnets. But these constructs are not tied to physical ideas anymore, so the approach is different.

“There is a lot of stuff at layer two and layer three that is still complicated, but you don’t want Kubernetes to have to worry about that; you certainly don’t want a Kubernetes-based application to have to worry about that,” Kirksey said, “ We are trying to figure out how we deal with some of the complexities of networking, without bringing the physical baggage with it.”

It’s not just technical challenges that these communities need to solve, there are also people challenges. So many new technologies are emerging that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find experienced developers, and networking is no exception.  According to Kirksey, “People who understand and can do deep network level programming are fairly rare.” And, she said, “The number of people who can program for or contribute to VPP or DPDK is relatively small. They now need to also extend their knowledge to these new technologies.”

New Ideas

Additionally, you can’t just create training programs and train people. “The number of people contributing to these projects is relatively small as it’s new and is still being defined,” she said, “That’s one reality of living at the bleeding edge.”

Nonetheless, LF Networking did start some programs to start building the foundation for training as these technologies stabilize and mature. “We recently launched ONAP and OPNFV training. But other technologies need to reach a certain level of maturity befores we can create courses for them,” she said. A new “Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies” training course that covers multiple projects is also now available.

Understanding what’s going on is the first step in solving a problem. That’s where events like KubeCon + CloudNativeCon become critical as they bring together people from different communities to learn and solve problems. “I learned a lot and started to wrap my head around some of these concepts a little bit more,” Kirksey said.

A lot of cross-pollination happens at events, too. When you meet people with bright ideas, you can adopt those good ideas and good marketing practices and apply them to your own work.

“To be quite blunt, when you see good ideas, you try to harvest them for yourself because, you know, that’s the point of open source,” Kirksey said.

Financial Software Leader Recognized for Contributions to the Cloud Native Ecosystem  

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Bloomberg, the global finance, media and tech company, has won the CNCF End User Award, chosen by its peers in recognition of major contributions to the cloud native ecosystem.

The global business and financial information leader heavily leverages open source to deliver real-time data, news and analytics to hundreds of thousands of decision makers across business, finance, government, policy and philanthropy. In addition to being a user of open source, Bloomberg contributed the Prometheus Influxstatsd backend, which delivers Prometheus metrics to the company’s internal telemetry systems and enables other users to ship their metrics to their own Statsd ingestion tools. In addition, Bloomberg built its own tool for testing Kubernetes clusters called PowerfulSeal, and released it as open source on GitHub.

“At Bloomberg, we’ve made a significant push to adopt cloud native standards across our  operations, and integrate cloud native tooling at both the application and infrastructure levels,” said Andrey Rybka, head of the compute architecture team in Bloomberg’s Office of the CTO. “As our teams ramp up our Kubernetes-as-a-Service initiative to provide a unified method for provisioning Kubernetes infrastructure, it’s an honor to be recognized by our peers with this award.”

Bloomberg engineers are active Kubernetes core contributors, frequently commiting new functionality and fixes upstream. For example, the company developed functionality for creating a Job from a CronJob; helped patch/test RBAC; and advanced community tools like kubeadm, kube-ops-view, KUBO and spark-on-k8s (a native Kubernetes scheduler for Apache Spark™).

“Bloomberg’s innovative use of, and unique contributions to, the CNCF ecosystem highlight its commitment to cloud native computing,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As a major contributor to CNCF projects like Prometheus and Kubernetes, we’re thrilled our End User Community and TOC voted to recognize Bloomberg’s pioneering development and hard work with this award.”

Bloomberg is one of nearly 50 organizations that are part of the CNCF End User Community, which meets regularly to share adoption best practices and feedback on project roadmaps and future projects for CNCF technical leaders to consider.

The Foundation would also like to recognize the five additional End User nominees – GitHub, Spotify, Zalando, Box and Under Armour – for their commendable contributions to the development and growth of the cloud native community.

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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 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.

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Leading cloud platform for developers and their teams increases its commitment to cloud native deployment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that DigitalOcean has upgraded its membership to Gold.

DigitalOcean is the cloud platform for developers and their teams. It provides a cloud platform to easily deploy, manage and scale cloud native applications of any size, including those running containers and Kubernetes. A recent survey by CNCF of its community found that use of DigitalOcean has doubled for organizations that are deploying containers.

After first joining the Foundation in 2016, the developer-centric company developed its own internal tool, DOCC, to simplify the user interface in Kubernetes.

“At DigitalOcean we have an unwavering commitment to delivering the industry’s simplest cloud computing platform, while building one of the world’s largest developer communities,” said Shiven Ramji, VP of Product at DigitalOcean. “By increasing our participation with CNCF, we have the opportunity to reach and collaborate with the largest community of forward-thinking developers to create a cohesive set of cloud native tools.”

As an active user of CNCF projects like Kubernetes, GRPC, Prometheus, Envoy, OpenTracing, CNI and Containerd, DigitalOcean is working to simplify the complexities of infrastructure by offering the fastest and easiest way for developers and businesses to deploy and scale any application in the cloud.

“DigitalOcean has been an active member in the CNCF community and projects, so we are thrilled they have chosen to increase their participation,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “With workloads becoming more complex for developers, it is important for companies to contribute back to the open source communities working to make it possible to deploy, scale and manage any sized application in the cloud. We look forward to working together to continue to enhance the developer experience.”

Highlighting its commitment to sustaining the open source community, DigitalOcean is currently planning its fifth annual Hacktoberfest – a month-long celebration of open source software in which developers across the globe are encouraged to come together, online and in-person, to collaborate and contribute to open repositories on GitHub.

Today, from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, DigitalOcean announced the availability of its DigitalOcean Kubernetes product, an easy way to run containerized applications in the cloud.

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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 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.

About DigitalOcean

Founded in 2012, DigitalOcean provides the easiest cloud platform to deploy, manage, and scale applications of any size, removing infrastructure friction and providing predictability so developers and their teams can spend more time building software that customers love. DigitalOcean is approaching $200 million in run rate and has a community of 3.5 million developers with 12 data centers across the globe. In addition to its headquarters in New York, DigitalOcean has an office in Cambridge, Mass. and remote employees around the world. For more information, simply visit http://www.digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean on Twitter.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced public availability of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam and corresponding Kubernetes for Developers course.

The CNCF is continuing to invest heavily in training and certification opportunities for individuals working with cloud native technologies. After a successful launch last year of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam with more than 1,500 registrants to date, the CNCF is expanding certification offerings to include application developers. More than 700 developers have already signed up to beta testers the CKAD exam. The CKAD exam is now publically available for anyone to take and costs $300.

The CKAD exam certifies that users can design, build, configure, and expose cloud native applications on top of Kubernetes. A Certified Kubernetes Application Developer can define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications and tools in Kubernetes.

“As Kubernetes has grown, so has the demand for application developers who are knowledgeable about building on top of Kubernetes,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. ”The CKAD exam allows developers to certify their proficiency in designing and building cloud native applications for Kubernetes, while also allowing companies to confidently hire high-quality teams.”

With the majority of container-related job listings asking for proficiency in Kubernetes as an orchestration platform, the CKAD program will help expand the pool of Kubernetes experts in the market, thereby enabling continued growth across the broad set of organizations using the technology. According to Indeed.com, as of March 2018, there were approximately 6,325 job postings for software engineer jobs for every million jobs listed on Indeed.com. Over the last year, 2% of all job postings for software engineer jobs listed on the job search site listed Kubernetes as a skill within job descriptions for that role. The 2017 Linux Foundation and Dice Open Source Jobs Report found that cloud skills are the most in demand by hiring managers, with half of hiring managers stating they prefer to hire candidates with certifications. The exam is a key step in that process, allowing certified application developers to quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market, and also allowing companies to more quickly hire high-quality teams to support their growth.

CNCF, in partnership with The Linux Foundation, is also launching the Kubernetes for Developers (LFD259) online course on May 15. Registration is now open for the $299 course, which teaches how to containerize, host, deploy, and configure an application in a multi-node cluster. The course includes hands on labs, providing students with real world examples to aid in learning and understanding of concepts taught. The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the CKAD Program, and will substantially increase students’ ability to become certified.

For those interested in taking the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer Exam, you can learn more here.

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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 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today  announced availability of the Kubernetes Training Partner (KTP) program.

Over the last three years, Kubernetes has been adopted by a vibrant, diverse community of providers. After the successful launch of the Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) program with 41 certified vendors today, the CNCF decided to expand this program to include a special tier of vetted training providers who have deep experience in cloud native technology training.

Individuals or corporations who are looking for specialized training that maps directly to the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) and Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exams will now be able to choose from a list of KTPs who have passed a rigorous qualification process. The requirements to become a KTP are as follows:

  • Ability to demonstrate your training capabilities by meeting strict benchmarks for experience and quality, including the ability to provide references from students who have completed your training courses and from major organizations that have used your training services.
  • Are an existing KCSP, including deep knowledge of Kubernetes and involvement in the community.
  • Reseller of the CKA and/or CKAD exam.
  • Be a CNCF member.
  • Have a landing page that includes information on your Kubernetes training offering.
  • If you are teaching instructor-led courses, your instructors teaching courses that map to the CKA or CKAD exam must pass the Authorized Instructor Process.

The KTP program launches with six partners who have met these qualifications:

  • Container Solutions
  • Daocloud
  • inwinSTACK
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Loodse
  • RX-M

For those interested in becoming a KTP, you can apply here.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is continuing to invest in training and certification. In conjunction with the KTP program, the CNCF has announced a new certification: Certified Kubernetes Application Developers (CKAD). The Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam certifies that users can design, build, configure, and expose cloud native applications for Kubernetes. You can learn more about that program here.

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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 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Foundation welcomes more than 4,300 attendees to the largest Kubernetes event to date

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EuropeThe Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that 34 new members have joined the Foundation, 20 new Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSPs) now provide trusted support for enterprise customers and 22 new Certified Kubernetes vendors submitted conformance testing results and completed the Conformance Program.

Collectively, these new members, KCSPs and Certified Kubernetes vendors signify growing commitment to cloud native computing from enterprises and industries of all kind. As commitment to CNCF projects swells – with nearly 19,000 contributors to date – the Foundation’s welcomes more than 4,300 technologists at sold-out KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe this week in Copenhagen.

“As cloud native computing become increasingly ubiquitous, companies across the globe are eager to support a neutral home for open collaboration and the ecosystem’s highest-velocity projects,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “CNCF is thrilled to welcome so many new members, KCSPs and Certified Kubernetes vendors to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon – the largest ever event for all things cloud native and Kubernetes.”

CNCF’s 20 new Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSPs) – pre-qualified organizations that have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Kubernetes – include Alauda, Caicloud, CloudOps, Creationline, DaoCloud, Jetstack, Kinvolk, Loodse, Nirmata, SAP, Weaveworks and Wise2c.

The Foundation also welcomed 22 new Certified Kubernetes vendors – offering Kubernetes products certified through the Conformance Program to deliver consistency and portability – including Alauda, Amazon Web Services, Baidu, BoCloud, Diamanti, EasyStack, Ghostcloud, Giant Swarm, Hainan Eking, HarmonyCloud, Hasura, inwinSTACK, Joyent, Kinvolk, Kontena, Kublr, Nirmata, Platform9, TenxCloud, Univa, Woqutech and ZTE.

About the newest Silver, Silver and Academic End-User + Nonprofit Members:

  • Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS) at the University of Michigan provides access to and support for the use of advanced computing resources that enable powerful approaches to research challenges in a wide range of fields. U-M is one of the world’s leading public research universities, with a research budget of $1.48 billion in Fiscal 2017.
  • Aspen Mesh provides a fully supported enterprise service mesh that takes the complexity out of managing microservices.
  • CloudOps is a cloud consulting and services company focused on open source, cloud platforms, networking and DevOps helping businesses thrive in a data-driven software economy with successful adoption and operation of cloud platforms, utility economics and API-automated, and continuous delivery of IT.
  • DENSO is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for major automakers.
  • HAProxy Technologies – the world’s most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller – empowers users with the flexibility and confidence to deliver websites and applications with high availability, performance and security at any scale and in any environment.
  • InsightFinder provides innovative machine learning technology to unlock value in IT operational data – from performance metrics to textual log files, finding root causes for deviations from normal behaviors and recurring patterns, as well as predicting future events and outages.
  • Internet2 is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community delivering a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions.
  • IoTium provides a managed secure Edge-Cloud infrastructure for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
  • Kontena, Inc. is the creator of Kontena, an open source, developer-friendly container and microservices platform.
  • Landa is a software solution company in China, committed to becoming an enterprise-level application market leader with the latest IT technology, including Big Data, IoT and AI.
  • mLab is a leading Database-as-a-Service for MongoDB, powering more than half a million deployments worldwide.
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.
  • NeuVector, a leader in Kubernetes security, provides the first and only multi-vector firewall for the confident deployment of an enterprise-wide container strategy.
  • NIPR is a not‐for‐profit technology company that provides cost‐effective, streamlined and uniform licensing data and compliance services for insurance professionals.
  • Proteon offers OpenShift as a Service on bare metal Kubernetes from Europe. Developers thrive in Proteon’s Container Playground and applications run safely in Proteon’s Container Vault.
  • replex, a German Accelerator participant and EU Road Show winner, is a software for the management and optimization of IT infrastructures.
  • Serverless is an open source framework that empowers developers to build and operate serverless architectures.
  • SignalFx is a leader in real-time streaming operational intelligence for data-driven DevOps.
  • Sonatype is relied on by more than 10 million software developers to innovate faster while mitigating security risks inherent in open source – it’s Nexus platform combines in-depth component intelligence with real-time remediation guidance to automate and scale open source governance across every stage of the modern DevOps pipeline.
  • Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more.
  • Squarespace empowers millions of people from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish and easy-to-manage online presence.
  • Turbine Labs provides a traffic management app, built on Envoy, that allows customers to centralize routing definitions, shift traffic across infrastructure, services and versions, while reacting to changes in system health in real-time.
  • Twilio, a leading cloud communications platform company, is used by more than 2 million developers around the world to improve any human experience.
  • Upbound is a cloud native computing company that enables organizations to run, scale and optimize their services across multiple public and private cloud environments.
  • VSHN AG is a DevOps consulting, engineering and operations company based in Switzerland, focused on creating scalable and easily deployable web applications in collaboration with developers.
  • WoquTech, founded in 2012, is focused on providing enterprise customers with production-grade DBaaS through high performance, availability and scalability.
  • Yahoo Japan Corporation provides more than 100 high-quality services to approximately 60 million users per month, leveraging multi-big data accumulated every day.

About the newest End-User Supporters:

  • Pusher makes realtime APIs that enable developers to quickly add communication and collaboration features to their apps. It’s easy-to-integrate SDKs for web and mobile are used by more than 200K developers globally.
  • ricardo.ch is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland. Founded in 1999, the well-known service provides customers the best possible e-commerce experience.
  • Stix Utvikling AS enables federal and local government to broadcast both critical and service messages across public infrastructure.
  • Textkernel specializes in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and semantic technology for matching people and jobs.
  • thredUP is the largest online marketplace for second-hand clothing making buying and selling a cinch for millions of women across the globe.
  • Werkspot is the free and easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals.
  • WooRank builds reporting software to help brands on the internet by collecting and analyzing their website data to improve performance and search engine optimization.

ARC-TS, DENSO, NAIC, NIPR, Pusher, ricardo.ch, Spotify, Squarespace, Stix Utvikling, Textkernel, thredUP, Twilio, Werkspot, WooRank and Yahoo Japan Corporation join other end user companies including Box, Capital One, eBay, GitHub, Goldman Sachs, NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Twitter, Vevo and Zalando in CNCF’s End User Community. This group meets monthly and advises the CNCF Governing Board and Technical Oversight Committee on key challenges, emerging use cases and areas of opportunity and new growth for cloud native 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 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.

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Leading machine data analytics platform provider joins CNCF, further advancing real-time application monitoring for the cloud native ecosystem

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 2, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe –  The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Sumo Logic has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.

Sumo Logic is a machine data analytics platform that transforms big data into sources of operations, security and compliance intelligence. The company is heavily involved in the open source community, providing native integrations for visualization and optimized analytics for better insights into container based, Kubernetes-powered applications.

“As leading enterprises strive to maximize their cloud investment by using custom modern architectures such as Kubernetes, the ability to derive real-time, machine data insights is critical,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, Sumo Logic. “For us, joining CNCF is a continuation of our strategy and commitment to being the analytics solution of choice for modern businesses. Contributing to the open source community is a critical imperative of modern application development, and provides the flexibility application teams require to build high performance, highly scalable and always on digital services.”

The company has developed various open source projects, including: Sumoshell, a collection of CLI utilities that developers can use to for analyzing log files; Sumo Logic Python SDK, which provides a Python interface to the Sumo Logic REST API to make it easier to hit the API in Python code; and the Sumo Logic Java Client, which provides a cloud-based log management solution that can process and analyze log files in petabyte scale.

“CNCF is delighted to have Sumo Logic as a Gold Member, furthering its already strong commitment to the open source and cloud native community,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “By joining the community, the company will work closely with other members to further enable developers and enterprises to take full advantage of cloud-native applications using Kubernetes, as well as other CNCF projects.”

Sumo Logic will be exhibiting at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Copenhagen from May 2-4.

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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 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.

About Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform delivering real-time continuous intelligence, from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack. More than 1,600 customers around the globe rely on Sumo Logic for the analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers gain a multi-tenant, service-model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, increasing competitive advantage, business value and growth. Founded in 2010, Sumo Logic is a privately held company based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by Accel Partners, DFJ, Greylock Partners, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. For more information, visit www.sumologic.com.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Kristen Evans

The Linux Foundation

PR@CNCF.io