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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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CNCF hosts the biggest open source and cloud native event in China featuring talks from Alibaba, Baidu, Huawei, Tencent and Yahoo! Japan, Adds Open Source Summit from the Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 10, 2019 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, announced today speakers for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019 on June 24-26, 2019, in Shanghai.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon will feature content spanning networking, AI/ML/DL, blockchain, edge computing, and open source best practices with the addition of Open Source Summit, formerly known as the LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China (LC3). See KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019 Program Announcedfor more information on speakers, tracks and sessions covering these topics.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit features speakers from Ant Financial, GO-JEK, eBay, JD.com and East China Normal University, who will address discuss cloud native implementations with Kubernetes, Prometheus, and more.

“Since our inaugural KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event in China last year, we have seen significant interest and momentum from organizations in the region that are developing and using cloud native and open source technologies,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are expanding the event and are proud to host the largest open source conference in China to continue driving collaboration across the global open source community.”

A program committee of 75 experts led by conference co-chairs VMware’s Bryan Liles and Lyft’s Vicki Cheung reviewed 618 submissions for the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon tracks to create the show’s diverse content lineup. The agenda features a full slate of technical sessions, deep-dives and case studies touching on all CNCF project and topics including application + development, CI/CD, open source community, customizing + extending Kubernetes, machine learning + data, networking, observability, operations, performance, runtimes, security + identity + policy, serverless, service mesh, storage and more!

“Having the opportunity to review submissions for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China has been a very eye-opening experience seeing first-hand the adoption and interest in open source and cloud native technology in China,” said Liles. “We are seeing massive growth, which has increased from last year’s event. Attendees can look forward to a very diverse and inspiring line-up of maintainers, technology experts and end users who are experiencing first hand the benefits of these technologies.”

Thousands of technologists will gather for three days to hear from the maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, rkt, CNI, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, Linkerd, NATS, Helm, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Open Policy Agent, and CRI-O – as well as other open source and cloud native technologies.

The community-curated KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit schedule will feature sessions from the following cloud native open source technologists:

  • “Cloud Native at Alibaba Scale,” from Xiang Li of Alibaba Group and Technical Oversight Committee member of CNCF
  • “Evolving Deep Learning Platform with Knative,” from Ti Zhou of Baidu
  • “Building and Managing Kubernetes with Kubernetes,” from Xin Ma of eBay
  • “Open Source Education in High School: Take CNCF Projects as an Example,” from Wei Wang of East China Normal University
  • “Benchmarking Cloud Native Databases on Kubernetes,” from Iqbal Farabi & Himani Agrawal of GO-JEK
  • “CRDs, No Longer 2nd Class Thing!” from Jing Xu of Google & Xing Yang of Huawei
  • “Kubernetes: The Video Game,” from Grant Shipley of Red Hat
  • “Kubernetes Housekeeping,” from Damini Satya Kammakomati & Mitesh Jain of Salesforce
  • “HDFS CSI Plugin: Speed Up Kubernetes in On-Premises Big Data Cluster,” from Yi Chen & Junping Du of Tencent
  • “Auto Operation of Hundreds of Kubernetes Clusters in Yahoo! Japan,” from Cheng Chen of Yahoo! Japan

View the full conference schedule in Mandarin

View the full conference schedule in English

CNCF is also hosting the following co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit, on Monday, June 24 from 8:00 – 16:00.

  • CNCF End User Partner Summit
  • Continuous Delivery Summit hosted by CNCF
  • DPDK China 2019
  • Kubernetes Contributor Summit
  • Open Data Autonomy Mini Summit
  • Open Heterogeneous Computing Framework Introduction hosted by Huawei/由华为承办
  • Service Mesh hosted by CNCF

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China is made possible with support from Strategic Sponsor: Huawei Cloud; Double Diamond Sponsor: Tencent Cloud, Diamond Sponsor: Intel; Platinum Sponsor: Rancher; and many more Gold, Silver, Start-Up, and Media Sponsors. More information on sponsorships is available.

Registration, Accommodations and Visas

Register by Thursday, May 2 to save on conference passes. Additionally, hotel and flight discounts are available on the Venue/Travel section of the conference website. Please book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability. For instructions on obtaining a visa to travel to China, please check out the visa request letter section of the conference website.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

CNCF offering scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Learn more about the scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by Monday, April 15, 2019.

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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 Chinese cloud computing service provider increases support for cloud native technologies to drive innovation in emerging industries

SAN FRANCISCO – March 20, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Kingsoft Cloud has joined the Foundation as a Gold member.

Kingsoft Cloud, a unit of Kingsoft Group, is a leading global cloud computing service provider. According to recent research from IDC, Kingsoft is among the top three cloud computing companies in China. The company offers a broad portfolio covering cloud server, physical cloud host, relational database, object storage, load balancing, VPN, CDN, cloud security, cloud DNS, and more, as well as cloud-based solutions for the government and enterprises in vertical industries.

“By joining CNCF, we look forward to contributing to a more holistic integration of open source technologies across real-world business scenarios,” said Liu Tao,General Manager for Product Center of Cloud Computing and Partner of Kingsoft Cloud. “Becoming a Gold member will not only increase our power to innovate with cutting-edge technologies, but the practical experience Kingsoft Cloud brings can help the CNCF community deploy its projects across commercial application scenarios.”

Kingsoft Cloud is actively exploring integration with artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, big data, edge computing, and other relevant cutting-edge technologies to provide high-quality cloud services for customers in various industries including government, healthcare, banking & securities, insurance, manufacturing and media & services, among others.

“The cloud computing industry in China is evolving rapidly and companies like Kingsoft Cloud are catalysts for cloud and open source innovation,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Kingsoft Cloud brings important experience in both cloud and AI to the CNCF community, and we look forward to working together to continue to enhance the developer experience.”

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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Foundation’s biggest European event to date will feature talks by Ant Financial, AT&T, Dyson, Etsy.com, GO-JEK, NTT Corporation, NVIDIA, Offerup, Spotify, Zalando, and more

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 13, 2019 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced the session line-up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe on May 20-23, 2019, in Barcelona. The event features real-world case studies using Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies from experts at ADMIRALTY, Booking.com, British Telecom, Carnegie Mellon, eBay, Engel & Völkers Technology, ING, LinkedIn, LSST & French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3), Mediakind, McKesson, VTT, and more.

After the largest ever KubeCon last December in Seattle with more than 8,000 attendees,  KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will bring together more than 10,000 technologists from thriving open source communities across the world to further collaboration around cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, rkt, CNI, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, NATS, Rook, Harbor, etcd, Linkerd, and Helm – and other cloud native technologies will gather for four days to share insights and encourage participation in this fast growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe by March 20 to save up to $300.

“It’s amazing that we’re on track to grow from the 8,000 in Seattle last December – representing the largest open source developer conference ever – to even more in Barcelona this May,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Cloud native computing has crossed the chasm so that developers from hundreds of end user organizations are eager to collaborate with the rest of the community.”

A program committee of 110 experts led by conference co-chairs, VMware’s Bryan Liles and Google Cloud’s Janet Kuo, reviewed 1,535 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features an impressive mix of topics, including technical sessions, deep-dives, and case studies covering application & development (includes Helm & Telepresence), CI/CD, customizing & cxtending Kubernetes, fostering the community, machine learning & data, networking (includes NATS, CoreDNS, CNI, and gRPC), observability (includes Jaeger, OpenTracing, Fluentd, and Prometheus), operations, performance + scalability, runtimes (includes containerd and rkt), security, identity & policy (includes OPA, SPIFFE/SPIRE, Notary, and TUF), serverless (includes CloudEvents), storage (includes Vitess and Rook) and more.

“While reviewing the Barcelona submissions, we were amazed by the broad adoption of cloud-native technologies throughout the community, and across all verticals from research organizations to banks. We were also impressed by the new tools and technologies built in this fast-growing ecosystem,” said Janet Kuo, Software Engineer at Google, Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. “We hope this year’s attendees walk away with new knowledge they hear first-hand from the experts and project maintainers, as well as the hands-on experience of using those technologies in the wild.”

“It’s a huge honor to represent such a fast-growing and diverse community that is fundamentally changing the way we build software and digital experiences,” said Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer at VMware and Conference Co-chair. “This year’s schedule features some of the most innovative and informative sessions we’ve seen, and we look forward to the members coming together to share their knowledge.”

The community-curated schedule will feature sessions from leading open source technologists, including:

  • “How Spotify accidentally deleted all its Kube clusters, with no user impact” – David Xia, Spotify
  • “Getting Started in the Kubernetes Community” – Lucas Käldström & Nikhita Raghunath, Independent
  • “Reperforming a Nobel Prize Discovery on Kubernetes” – Ricardo Rocha & Lukas Heinrich, CERN
  • “From COBOL to Kubernetes: A 250 Year Old Bank’s Cloud-Native Journey” – Mike Ryan, Epitech BV & Laura Rehorst, ABN AMRO Bank NV
  • “Panel Discussion: GitOps & Best Practices for Cloud Native CI/CD” – Moderated by Laura Tacho, CloudBees
  • “Kubernetes the new Research Platform” – Lindsey Tulloch, Brock University & Bob Killen, University of Michigan
  • “From Snowflake Servers to Snowflake Clusters – The GitOps Journey” – Allison Richardet, Asteris, LLC & Fabio Giannetti, MasterCard
  • “Panel Discussion: Democratizing HPC & AI: Startups Scale up with Cloud Native” – Moderated by Emily Tanaka-Delgado, Oracle
  • “Kubectl Apply 2019: Defense against the Dark Arts” – Phillip Wittrock & Jennifer Buckley, Google
  • Helm 3: Navigating To Distant Shores” – Bridget Kromhout, Microsoft & Jessica Deen, Microsoft
  • “Sharing is Caring: Your Kubernetes Cluster, Namespaces, and You” – Amy Chen, VMware & Eryn Muetzel, VMware
  • “Panel Discussion: Going Multi-cloud for realz. Stories from media, retail, & infrastructure” – Moderated by Lisa-Marie Namphy, Portworx

CNCF is also hosting the following co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, occurring on Monday, May 20 – if interested, attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel:

  • KubeSec Enterprise Summit hosted by Aqua Security
  • A Linkerd in Production Workshop hosted by Buoyant
  • Continuous Delivery Summit hosted by CDF
  • Cephalocon
  • Contributor Summit
  • Serverless Practitioners Summit hosted by CNCF
  • CNCF End User Partner Summit
  • Cloud Native Storage Day hosted by CNS Ecosystem
  • Kubernetes Operator Framework Workshop hosted by Red Hat
  • OpenShift Commons Gathering hosted by Red Hat
  • Intro to Containers & Kubernetes hosted by VMware

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe program, please visit the schedule.

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors:  Cisco, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Red Hat and VMware; Platinum Sponsors: AWS, Ballerina, CloudBees, Google Cloud, Mirantis, Pivotal, Rancher, Sysdig and Ubuntu. and many more Gold, Silver, Start-Up, and Media Sponsors. More information on sponsorship is available.

Registration and Accommodations

Register by March 20, 11:59 pm PT to save $300 on conference passes. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available on the Venue/Travel. Section of the conference website. Please book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability.

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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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Foundation reaches membership milestone as 59 organizations including Booz Allen, Ericsson and SimpleNexus add their support

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – March 12, 2019 – Open Source Leadership Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that 59 new members and end user supporters have joined the Foundation.

The industry is reaching an inflection point where cloud native technologies are not only being developed at a record pace, but many are becoming mature offerings. As the Foundation crosses the 375 member mark, open source leaders are meeting this week at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Leadership Summit, continuing to foster innovation, growth and partnerships among the leaders and corporations working in open technology development.

Crossing the 375 mark is an incredible milestone for the Foundation, especially with more than 75 organizations in our end user community” said Dan Kohn, executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Companies like NVIDIA, MemSQL and Mattermost are reaping real value from cloud native technologies, and we only expect this to accelerate as these technologies mature and solidify their place in the market. We remain impressed by the technical innovation and growth in the ecosystem and are happy to work with our members to support the thriving cloud native community.”

These new members will join CNCF for the upcoming 2019 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events, including KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU from May 20-23 in Barcelona and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit in China from June 24-26 in Shanghai.

About the newest Silver Members:

  • Adfolks help Middle East based organizations to go cloud-native by adopting and integrating with  CNCF landscape tools and by providing expert advice on the best cloud-native practices in Hybrid Cloud.
  • Affirmed Networks delivers the world’s most widely-deployed, virtualized 5G mobile core, enabling operators to economically scale networks, deliver differentiated services tailored to specific use cases, take advantage of 5G capabilities today and achieve as much as 90% reduction in operational costs.
  • Alluxio is the world’s first system that unifies disparate data storage systems and brings data closer to compute workloads in the cloud.
  • anynines is a digital transformation company focused on the design, automation and operation of modern application platforms by creating automation code to wrap, enhance, release, deploy and perform lifecycle management of upstream software.
  • Appvia provides the engineering and support to build and run applications at scale, using Appvia and community based open source tools that enable organizations to deploy code quickly and securely
  • Asyncy is the Kubernetes native DSL for high-level rapid application development; stringing together microservices and functions in an intuitive story of data.
  • Beijing T2Cloud Technology Co., Ltd. is a leading product and service provider on enterprise-level open cloud platform and remains on the first tier of the domestic open cloud computing market with fine products and services.
  • Blameless, the SRE company, offers the complete site reliability engineering (SRE) platform that brings together AI-driven incident resolution, blameless postmortems, SLOs/Error Budgets, and reliability insights reports and dashboards, enabling businesses to optimize reliability and innovation.
  • Booz Allen is a leading professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in management, technology, consulting, and engineering.
  • Clyso GmbH actively uses open source technology to minimize the risks of IT security, licence costs and technical bottlenecks.
  • CodeBlock provides rapid assessments, implementation and guidance for organizations seeking to achieve success in SRE, DevOps, Modernization, by using the Cloud-Native solutions and products.
  • Cognitive is a top-tier software consultancy company that focuses on Programmable Infrastructure (Kubernetes) and building Cloud Native applications.
  • Contino helps highly regulated enterprises transform faster, modernizing their way of working through Enterprise DevOps and Cloud Native Computing.
  • ControlPlane is a cloud native security consultancy specialising in high-compliance development and security operations for financial and government organisations, third party code risk management, and end-to-end supply chain security.
  • DataCore maximizes the availability, utilization and performance of shared storage assets, current and future, through a comprehensive set of layered data services.
  • Decipher Technology Studios develops Grey Matter, the intelligent service mesh platform for secure, reliable enterprise decentralized network operations, management, and cost efficiency.
  • Elastic is a search company. As the creators of the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), Elastic builds self-managed and SaaS offerings that make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases.  
  • Electric Cloud makes continuous delivery software that helps organizations accelerate their digital transformation, adopt cloud-native applications, and manage them alongside previous generations of applications and infrastructure.
  • Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity with a portfolio spanning Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business, designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams.
  • Flant is a leading Kubernetes experts company originally from Russia having a strong focus on designing, implementing and 24×7 maintaining DevOps processes for SMBs using cloud Open Source software.
  • Grape Up provides consulting services and develops Cloudboostr Open Cloud Platform to help enterprise companies leverage cloud-native technologies and DevOps approach.
  • Hammerspace is a software-as-a-service company delivering unstructured data across the hybrid cloud, where data exists abstracted from storage and is available to any service, in any cloud or data center.
  • iNNOVO Cloud has a wide solution span starting from virtual private or dedicated private clouds up to edge datacenters and combines cloud native platform solutions such as Kubernetes and OpenStack with standardized managed service components in accordance with German/European Data Protection Standards.
  • Intellect Design Arena has pioneered the application of Big Data, AI and machine learning in financial technology since 2014 with its products for life and non-life insurance, global transaction banking, treasury management and consumer banking.
  • ITMS Technologies offers professional outsourcing IT managed services.  
  • Kentik is the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, powering technical and security operations for top digital enterprises and service providers, from Box, Pandora, and Yelp, to Cogent, GTT, Limelight Networks, and more.
  • LeanIX offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for Enterprise Architecture (EA), which enables organizations to make faster, data-driven decisions as well as increase transparency, visibility and drive real-time efficiencies.
  • LINBIT is the force behind DRBD and is the de facto open standard for High Availability (HA) software for enterprise and cloud computing.
  • Linode is a cloud hosting provider that offers high performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs.
  • MemSQL is the No-Limits Database; a cloud-native, distributed relational database that provides maximum ingest, query performance, and concurrency to deliver a flawless experience for the most demanding applications and analytical systems.
  • New Context builds Secure Compliant Data Platforms for Fortune 500’s Companies, applying the methodology of Lean Security™.
  • NTT DATA is one of the Japan’s largest IT service providers utilizing open source, cloud native, agile development technology to rapidly realize new services and digital transformation with our customers.
  • NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU has sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing and has more recently ignited modern AI.
  • OpsRamp helps modern enterprise digital operations, DevOps and cloud teams control the chaos of hybrid infrastructure monitoring and management like never before with a service-centric AIOps SaaS platform.
  • Origoss Solutions helps enterprises in their journey to the cloud native world by offering consultancy and operations support solutions.
  • Pure Storage’s data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data to power their mission-critical production, DevOps, and modern analytics environments in a multi-cloud environment.  
  • Puzzle ITC is a Swiss Open Source Provider with focus a on Cloud Native & DevOps
  • SAIC® is a premier technology integrator offering high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration and enterprise IT headquartered in Reston, Virginia with approximately 23,000 employees.
  • Section.io’s industry-leading edge compute platform gives engineers the flexibility and control to run any workload, anywhere, underpinned by modern DevOps principles.
  • SequoiaDB is an open-source database vendor focusing on distributed database system and implementation in financial business and other enterprise-level industries.
  • SkySilk Cloud Services focuses on providing simple, fast, and secure VPS resources in the cloud , perfect for any developer, student, freelancer, or business professional.
  • SoftIron makes the world’s finest solutions for the data center. HyperDrive is custom designed and purpose built for SDS
  • Squadcast is an end-to-end incident response platform that helps tech teams adopt SRE best practices to maximize service reliability, accelerate innovation velocity and deliver outstanding customer experiences.
  • Sylabs is the company behind Singularity, the open source container solution for compute based workloads.
  • Tetrate.io is an enterprise service mesh company
  • TFcloud offers clients both managed cloud and distributed storage services.
  • Travelping develops carrier-grade cloud-native network functions (CNFs) which are used to design software-defined network solutions based on open standards and open source software.
  • VA Linux offers advanced OSS development, consulting and support services by highly professional developers who contribute to multiple OSS communities such as Linux Kernel, KVM, OpenStack and Kubernetes since its establishment in 2000.

About the newest End-User Members & Supporters:

  • AuditBoard is the leading cloud-based platform transforming the way enterprises manage critical risks with a full suite of easy-to-use solutions for SOX, controls, operational audits, compliance and workflow management.
  • Cambia Health Solutions is a family of over 20 companies working together to make the health care system more economically sustainable and efficient for people and their families; empowering nearly 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than 2.6 million Pacific Northwest health plan enrollees.
  • Curve is an operating system for all your money. It aims to be to money what Spotify is to music; our friendly app lets you magically use all your bank cards through one simple, secure Curve Mastercard.
  • DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in 3,300 cities across the United States and Canada.
  • Globo.com provides internet related technological services and platforms for the Globo Group’s companies
  • Granular is the leading software and data science company focused on the business of farming.
  • i3Systems provides Japan’s long-running premier EMM solution CLOMO, a key enabler in the secure deployment of mobile in business.  
  • MUFG Union Bank and MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation provides a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers, as well as an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services.  
  • Mattermost helps make the world safer and more productive by developing and delivering secure, open source collaboration software that is trusted, flexible and offers fast time-to-value.
  • SimpleNexus is the leading digital mortgage solution that connects loan officers to their borrowers and Realtors® to easily communicate and exchange data in a single location throughout the entire loan life cycle.
  • Testfire Labs develops enterprise productivity tools that modernize the way people work, so they can achieve more, faster.

These organizations join other end user companies including Box, Capital One, eBay, GitHub, Goldman Sachs, NCSOFT, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, 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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Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Google, IBM, Rancher Labs and more support promotion of ecosystem’s most-widely adopted container runtime

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 28, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that containerd is the fifth project to graduate, following Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, and CoreDNS. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, projects must demonstrate thriving adoption, diversity, a formal governance process, and a strong commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity.

“After being accepted into CNCF nearly two years ago, containerd continues to see significant momentum – showcasing the demand for foundational container technologies,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “A lot of work and collaboration from the community went into the development and testing of a stable, core container runtime, the community worked hard to broaden its maintainer and adoption base, on top of going through a external security audit so I’m thrilled to see the project graduate.”

Born at Docker in 2014, containerd started out as a lower-layer runtime manager for the Docker engine. Following it’s acceptance into CNCF in March 2017, containerd has become an industry-standard container runtime focused on simplicity, robustness and portability with its widest usage and adoption as the layer between the Docker engine and the OCI runc executor.

“When Docker contributed containerd to the community, our goal was to share a robust and extensible runtime that millions of users and tens of thousands of organizations have already standardized on as part of Docker Engine,” said Michael Crosby, containerd maintainer and Docker engineer. “It is rewarding to see increased adoption and further innovation with containerd over the past year as we expanded the scope to address the needs of modern container platforms like Docker platform and the Kubernetes ecosystem. As adoption of containerd continues to grow, we look forward to continued collaboration across the ecosystem to continue  to push our industry forward.”

“The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS) is focused on providing an awesome managed Kubernetes experience for our customers. To achieve this, we are always looking at streamlining our architecture and operational posture in IKS,” said Dan Berg, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. “Moving to containerd has helped to simplify the Kubernetes architecture that we configure and manage on behalf of customers. By adopting containerd as our container engine, we have reduced an additional layer in the architecture which has both improved operations and increased service performance for our customers.”

containerd has had a variety of maintainers and reviewers since its inception, with 14 committers, 4,406 commits and 166 contributors currently from companies including Alibaba,  Cruise Automation, Docker, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, Tesla, and many more. containerd project statistics, contributor stats, and more can be found on DevStats.

“Since its inception, Alibaba has been using containerd and we are thrilled to see the project hit this milestone. containerd is playing a critical role as an open, reliable and common foundation of container runtimes. At Alibaba Cloud, we take advantage of simplicity, robustness and extensibility of containerd in Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes Service and Serverless Kubernetes.” said Li Yi, Senior Staff Engineer, Alibaba Cloud. “Alibaba team will continue our commitment to the community to drive innovation forward.”

To officially graduate from incubating status, the project also adopted the CNCF Code of Conduct, executed an independent security audit and defined its own governance structure to grow the community. Additionally, containerd also had to earn (and maintain) a Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices Badge. Completed on September 1, 2018, the CII badge shows an ongoing commitment to code quality and security best practices.

containerd Background

  • containerd is an industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability. containerd is available as a daemon for Linux and Windows.
  • containerd manages the complete container lifecycle of its host system, from image transfer and storage to container execution and supervision to low-level storage to network attachments and beyond.
  • For downloads, documentation, and how to get involved, visit https://github.com/containerd/containerd.

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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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The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin welcomes attendees to Open Source Summit in Vancouver.

The Linux Foundation’s job is to create engines of innovation and enable the gears of those engines to spin faster, said Executive Director Jim Zemlin, in opening remarks at Open Source Summit in Vancouver.

Examples of how the organization is driving innovation across industries can be seen in projects such as Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated certificate authority working to encrypt the entire web, Automotive Grade Linux, Hyperledger, and the new Academy Software Foundation, which is focused on open collaboration within the motion picture industry.

This is open source beyond Linux and, according to Zemlin, is indicative of one of the best years and most robust periods at The Linux Foundation itself. So far in 2018, the organization has added a new member every single day, with Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), one of The Linux Foundation’s fastest growing projects, announcing 38 new members this week.

Successful projects depend on members, developers, standards, and infrastructure to develop products that the market will adopt, said Zemlin, and The Linux Foundation facilitates this success in many ways. It works downstream helping industry, government, and academia understand how to consume and contribute to open source. At the same time, it works upstream to foster development and adoption of open source solutions, showing industries how to create value and generate reinvestment.

During his keynote, Zemlin spoke with Sarah Novotny, Open Source Strategy Lead at Google Cloud, about Google’s support of open source development. In the talk, Novotny announced that Google Cloud is transferring ownership and management of the Kubernetes project’s cloud resources to CNCF community contributors and is additionally granting $9 million over three years to CNCF to cover infrastructure costs associated with Kubernetes development and distribution. Novotny, who noted that the project is actively seeking new contributors, said this commitment will provide the opportunity for more people to get involved.

In the words of Zemlin, let’s go solve big problems, one person, one project, one industry at a time.

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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The Linux Foundation

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