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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.

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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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.

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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Enterprise open source adoption has its own set of challenges, but it becomes easier if you have a clear plan to follow. At Open FinTech Forum, Ibrahim Haddad provides guidelines based on proven practices.

2018 marks the year that open source disrupts yet another industry, and this time it’s financial services. The first-ever Open FinTech Forum, happening October 10-11 in New York City, focuses on the intersection of financial services and open source. It promises to provide attendees with guidance on building internal open source programs along with an in-depth look at cutting-edge technologies being deployed in the financial sector, such as AI, blockchain/distributed ledger, and Kubernetes.

Several factors make Open FinTech Forum special, but the in-depth sessions on day 1 especially stand out. The first day offers five technical tutorials, as well as four working discussions covering open source in an enterprise environment, setting up an open source program office, ensuring license compliance, and best practices for contributing to open source projects.

Enterprise open source adoption has its own set of challenges, but it becomes easier if you have a clear plan to follow. At Open FinTech, I’ll present a tutorial session called “Using Open Source: An Enterprise Guide,” which provides a detailed discussion on how to use open source. We’ll start by answering the question, “Why Open Source,” then discuss how to build an internal supporting infrastructure and look at some lessons learned from over two decades of enterprise open source experience. This session — run under the Chatham House Rule — offers a workshop-style environment that is a mix of presentation and discussion triggered by audience questions. The workshop is divided into five sections, explored below.

Why Open Source?

This question may seem trivial but it’s a very important consideration that even the most open source mature companies revisit regularly. In this part of the workshop, we’ll examine seven key reasons why enterprises should engage with open source software, regardless of industry and focus, and how they can gain incredible value from such engagements.

The Importance of Open Source Strategy

Going through the exercise of establishing an open source strategy is a great way to figure out your company’s current position and its future goals with respect to open source. These strategy discussions will usually evolve around goals you’d like to achieve, along with why and how you’d like to achieve them. In this part of the tutorial, we discuss the many questions to consider when determining your open source strategy and tie that to your product and services strategy for a path to a better ROI.

Implementing an Open Source infrastructure

Once you have identified your company’s open source strategy, you need to build infrastructure to support your open source efforts and investments. That infrastructure should act as a enabler for your efforts in using open source, complying with license, contributing to projects, and leading initiatives. In the workshop, I’ll present these various elements that together form an incredible enabling environment for your open source efforts.

Recommended Practices (17 of them)

When IBM pledged to spend $1 billion on Linux R&D back in 2000, it was a major milestone. IBM was a pioneer in the enterprise open source world, and the company had to learn a lot about working with open source software and the various communities. Other companies have since followed suit, and many more are now entering open source as it becomes the new normal of software development.  The question is: How can you minimize the enterprise learning curve on your own open source journey? We’ve got you covered. In this talk, we’ll explore 17 lessons learned from nearly two decades of enterprise experience with open source software.

Challenges

Beyond implementing these best practices, open source adoption requires a cultural shift from traditional software development practices to a more open and collaborative mindset. Internal company dynamics need to be favorable to open source efforts. As an open source leader inside your organization, you will face several challenges in terms of funding resources, justifying ROI, getting upstream focus, etc. These challenges often require a major shift in mindset and a lot of education up the chain. We will explore various considerations relating to culture, processes, tools, continuity, and education to ensure you are on track to open source success in your organization.

We hope to see you at Open FinTech Forum for an informative and high-value event.

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Don’t miss Open FinTech Forum, October 10 and 11 in New York.

Join Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain & Kubernetes on Wall Street next month to learn:

  • How to build internal open source programs
  • How to leverage cutting-edge open source technologies to drive efficiencies and flexibility

Blockchain Track:

Hear about the latest distributed ledger deployments, use cases, trends, and predictions of blockchain adoption. Session highlights include:

  • Panel Discussion: Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services – Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo; Umar Farooq, JP Morgan; Julio Faura, Santander Bank; Hanna Zubko, IntellectEU; Robert Hackett, Fortune Magazine
  • Enterprise Blockchain Adoption – Trends and Predictions – Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
  • Blockchain Based Compliance Management System – Ashish Jadhav, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Artificial Intelligence Track:

See how financial institutions are increasingly using AI and machine learning in a range of applications across the financial system including fraud detection, DDoS mitigation, marketing and usage pattern analysis. Session highlights include:  

  • Build Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Service and CNTK – Bhakthi Liyanage, Bank of America
  • Will HAL Open the Pod Bay Doors? An (Enterprise FI) Decisioning Platform Leveraging Machine Learning – Sumit Daryani & Niraj Tank, Capital One
  • Using Text Mining and Machine Learning to Enhance the Credit Risk Assessment Process – Bruce Brenkus, Spotcap

Cloud Native & Kubernetes Track:

Learn how Kubernetes and other cloud native applications help provide integration and automation between development and deployment for platform or infrastructure as code. Session highlights include:

  • Panel Discussion: Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons Learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg – Steven Bower, Bloomberg; Michael Francis, BlackRock; Jeffrey Odom, Capital One; Paris Pittman, Google; Ron Miller, TechCrunch
  • Multi-tenancy and Tenant Isolation on Kubernetes – Michael Knapp & Andrew Gao, Capital One
  • Building a Banking Platform on Open Source & Containers to Achieve a Cloud Native Platform – Jason Poley, Barclays

Open FinTech Forum also offers deep dive sessions on building internal open source programs (governance, compliance, establishing an open source program office, contributing and more) as well as tutorials on blockchain, containers and cloud native.

Whether you are already using open source, or just getting started, Open FinTech Forum offers learnings, insights and connections that can help inform IT decision makers about the open technologies driving digital transformation and how to best utilize them.

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Top minds in API development and strategy, social justice in tech, and conscious coding bring a robust set of ideas to the keynote stage

 SAN FRANCISCO, September 6, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and the OpenAPI Initiative, a Linux Foundation project created to advance API technology, today announced the full schedule for APIStrat 2018, taking place September 24-26 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The API Strategy & Practice Conference, known as APIStrat, is a conference focused on the future of the API economy. The ninth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today’s leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space. The event covers 13 different topic areas in the API economy, including microservices, API as products, API portals, API design, GraphQL and friends, API usability and, more.

Keynotes for the event include leading API voices from across the space as well as conversations that are important to the wider tech sector. Keynotes include:

  • Cristiano Betta, Senior Developer Advocate at Box, discussing A Live API
  • Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY discussing Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor
  • James Higginbotham, Executive API Consultant at LaunchAny discussing Lessons in Transforming the Enterprise to an API Platform
  • Kate O’Neill, author of Pixels and Place and lead at KO Insights, discussing Tech Humanism: Integration, Automation, and the Future of the Human Experience
  • Jenn Schiffer, Community Engineer at Glitch discussing Putting Your Best “Hello World” Forward
  • Steven Willmott, Senior Director and head of API Infrastructure at Red Hat discussing APIs meet Enterprise: Surfing the wave between Chaos and Innovation

Along with panels, sessions and keynotes, APIStrat hosts hands-on workshops, including:

  • Taming Your API from Sachin Agarwal, Principal Product Manager at LaunchDarkly
  • Usable APIs at Scale with Protocol Buffers and gRPCfrom Tim Burks, Staff Software Engineer at Google
  • A Tour of Mobile API Projection from Skip Hovsmith, VP of Growth at CriticalBlue
  • Practical SecDevOps for APIs from Isabelle Mauny, CTO at 42Crunch
  • Turning External Services to Internal APIs from Chris Phillips, SWAT Integration Architect at IBM
  • Secure API Development from Krishan Veer, Technical Leader and Security evangelist at Cisco DevNet

The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here. The event also offers a nursing room, complimentary childcare onsite (pre-registration is requested by September 7), a quiet room and non-binary restrooms.

Registration is discounted to $599 through September 14. Additional academic discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page. If you have an interest in becoming a diversity partner for this event, please email apistratevents@linuxfoundation.org.

Members of the media interested in attending can email Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.orgto request a complimentary press pass.

APIStrat is made possible by Platinum Sponsors Red Hat and WS02; Silver Sponsor Oracle; Bronze Sponsors 42Crunch, API Fortress, Authlete, Postman, SmartBear and Stoplight; and Break Sponsor, Capital One DevExchange.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. More information here.

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The spirit of openness and collaboration in the Kubernetes community opened the door to work with people from other organizations to build the solution together, says Michelle Noorali.

One of the biggest benefits of open source is the ability to collaborate and partner with others on projects. Another is being able to package and share resources, something Michelle Noorali has done using Kubernetes. In a presentation called “Open Source Opening Doors,” Noorali, a senior software engineer at Microsoft, told an audience at the recent LC3 conference in China about her work on the Azure containers team building open source tools for Kubernetes and containers.

Her team needed a way to reliably scale several containerized applications and found Kubernetes to be a good solution and the open source community to be very welcoming, she said.

“In the process of deploying a lot of microservices to Kubernetes we found that we wanted some additional tooling to make it easier to share and configure applications to run in our cluster,’’ she explained. “You can deploy and scale your containerized apps by giving Kubernetes some declaration of what you want it to do in the form of a Kubernetes manifest.” However, in reality, she added, to deploy one app to a cluster you may have to write several Kubernetes manifests that utilize many resources hundreds of lines long.

Helm

Once an engineer has come up with a set of Kubernetes manifests that work for them, they may want to package them up and share them with their team. To do that at Microsoft, she said, they started a project in 2015 called Helm, a package manager system that lets someone define their Kubernetes manifest in a format they call Charts. Inside a Chart is a set of files that can be used to template a manifest, Noorali said. Chart makes it easy to share the manifest.

Noorali had a colleague come on stage and do a brief Helm installation demonstration. Once a user completes the installation, they can give it a name, hit enter and “it will spit out deployment and services that have been created, which makes it so easy to deploy apps on Kubernetes,’’ she said.

It was “the spirit of openness and collaboration in the Kubernetes community [that] really opened the door for us to work with people from other organizations to build the solution together,” she noted. “This is no longer a zero-sum game and we on Helm lived that by collaborating with others in the community who would normally be competitors.”

Growing Pains

Helm today has over 345 contributors to the project and over 4,500 people in its Slack channel, according to Noorali.

But with growth comes growing pains, she observed. As they were scaling the code base and their team, they were also addressing people in the open source community who were building tooling on Helm and having conversations about its future. “What proved to also be challenging was meeting the non-technical needs of the community,” including people who were asking for mailing lists and taking the time to go into Slack channels to address questions, she said.

Her team also spent time “doing a lot around hardening roles and responsibilities and decision-making processes” as Helm became its own ecosystem and community.

The team turned to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) for support and then applied to become a “CNCF top-level incubating project,’’ and was ultimately accepted. Noorali called the transition “a really natural and smooth process.”

Looking ahead, she said they want Helm to continue becoming a bigger project, while at the same time, keeping both it and Kubernetes vendor neutral. This is important, she emphasized, “because we didn’t want any large company to come in and make decisions and steer the project in different direction,” and also because “this lowers the barrier for people who want to contribute to our project.”

Noorali also spent time discussing how to avoid repeating steps when developing containerized apps. She suggested people build an application container by writing a Docker file and using a Docker builder. “You’ll want to push an image to a container registry and create and install Helms charts in clusters.” A lot of tools are needed to deploy the app in Kubernetes and it’s important to understand the different layers of abstraction, she said.

Draft

The Draft tool is for people “who really just care about building their application and developing and debugging it against Kubernetes rather than working on and understanding Kubernetes itself,’’ she noted. “We live in a world where we can’t run all our microservices on our laptop to replicate a production-like environment.”

Draft and Kubernetes are helpful for iterating a local application with a remote service, Noorali said. “Draft allows you to do things like remote container debugging, testing out a local service with remote services [and] packaging all your container-related organizational patterns and conventions in what we call a ‘Draft pack.’”

This is an example of an early stage project and it is where a lot of people today are in the cloud native space, she said. “You may have a tool in your company that you’d like to open source because you see some benefits in that. You may want other people to use an open source project too, but they don’t always have insight into what makes a successful open source project.” This is where the CNCF can be very helpful, she said.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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