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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.

Additional Resources

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.

Additional Resources

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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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.

Additional Resources

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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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.

Additional Resources

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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The Linux Foundation

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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.

Additional Resources

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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Kristen Evans

The Linux Foundation

PR@CNCF.io

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.

Additional Resources

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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Kristen Evans

The Linux Foundation

PR@CNCF.io

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.

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Leading Japanese IT and network integrator doubles down on cloud native to advance System of Engagement business

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 NEC has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member. As a force in the telecommunications industry, NEC will leverage its membership to help its carrier partners build fully open cloud native infrastructures.

Since 2000, NEC has been a significant supporter of open source communities, participating in the development of Linux and a number of other open source projects and standards. As a Platinum member of both the Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation Networking (LFN), NEC actively nurtures collaboration and innovation across the entire open networking stack.

“As the IT investment of customers is shifting to System of Engagement area, short-term system development is required and the importance of the cloud native technology such as containers is rapidly raising,” said Yoshinaga Seki, Deputy General Manager of NEC. “NEC is thrilled to join CNCF to collaborate with its bustling community. By constantly incorporating cloud native technology into our business strategy, we will continue to provide products and services that will further satisfy our customers in the cloud native era.”

“We’re happy to bring NEC in as a Gold Member, and look forward to their help in accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies throughout Asia,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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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 NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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Leading Chinese e-commerce company invests in Kubernetes to deliver optimal retail experience

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 JD.com has joined the Foundation as a Platinum End-User Member. As part of this membership, Haifeng Liu, Chief Architect at JD.com, has joined CNCF’s Governing Board.

As China’s largest retailer and the world’s third-largest Internet company by revenue, JD.com relies heavily on innovative technology, including its container-based infrastructure, AI and big-data analytics to revolutionize e-commerce.

“Our customers, partners and investors have come to expect an unmatched online shopping experience. One key way we are able to deliver this is through a strong investment in open source technologies like Kubernetes, which is critical to our business infrastructure,” said Haifeng Liu, Chief Architect at JD.com. “As a CNCF member, JD.com is able to guide and accelerate the development of major cloud native projects that we believe are critical to improving the retail experience in China.”

JD.com, the first Chinese Internet company to make the Global Fortune 500, runs one of the largest Kubernetes clusters in production in the world. A few years ago the company rolled out a containerized infrastructure, however once clusters grew from 5,000 to 150,000 containers, JD.com shifted from OpenStack to Kubernetes. The move, named JDOS 2.0, separated the application and infrastructure layers by deploying a DevOps stack on Kubernetes that includes GitLab, Jenkins, Logstash, Harbor, Elasticsearch and Prometheus. For more information, read this blog on JD.com’s Shift to Kubernetes from OpenStack.

“We’re thrilled to welcome JD.com as our first Platinum End-User member. By sharing their Kubernetes experiences and investing directly in the project, JD.com is helping to spread cloud native computing throughout China,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “As we add global technology leaders like JD.com to our member roster, CNCF is excited to hold the first KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in China in 2018, in Shanghai November 14-15.”

[JD.com will also be a platinum sponsor at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China.] All sessions at the event will include simultaneous interpretation and information on sponsoring and registering for the events is available in English and Chinese at: http://lfasiallc.com/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-china-2018/

JD.com will join other end user companies including DENSO, NAIC, NIPR, Pusher, ricardo.ch, Spotify, Squarespace, Textkernel, thredUP, Twilio, Werkspot, WooRank and Yahoo Japan Corporation, 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.

Additional Resources

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 JD.com, Inc.

JD.com is both the largest e-commerce company in China, and the largest Chinese retailer, by revenue. The company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its user-friendly website, native mobile apps, and WeChat and Mobile QQ entry points, JD offers consumers a superior shopping experience. The company has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of December 31, 2017, JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and 486 warehouses across China, staffed by its own employees. JD.com is a member of the NASDAQ100 and a Fortune Global 500 company.

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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