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Chinese tech giant’s investment expands Foundation’s global footprint, advances machine learning opportunities for cloud native ecosystem  

AUSTIN, TX – KUBECON + CLOUDNATIVECON NORTH AMERICA – December 6, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) has joined the Foundation as a Gold Member.

Baidu is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI), using methods including deep learning to develop new AI-enabled initiatives in areas such as autonomous driving, conversational AI, financial services and the cloud. Through collaborative open source development, Baidu and other members are greatly accelerating deep learning innovation with Kubernetes. Last year, Baidu open sourced its deep learning framework, PaddlePaddle, as part of its continued commitment to open source. Earlier this year the project announced compatibility with Kubernetes, making PaddlePaddle one of the first machine learning tools that supports Kubernetes. Baidu, CoreOS and other community members continue to enhance PaddlePaddle and fine-tune it for Kubernetes.

“Baidu has extensive experience in participating in open source communities,” said Watson Yin, Vice President of Baidu. “We decided to open source PaddePaddle over a year ago, and, this July, we announced our overarching commitment to an open platform and win-win AI ecosystem with our partners and developers. Baidu believes cloud native technologies are critical to accelerating machine learning. CNCF membership is a way for us to directly invest in many of the most cutting-edge, promising cloud native technologies to fuel richer, faster deep learning market growth.”  

As the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, Baidu leverages its position at the intersection of big data, technology and search to accelerate the commercialization and application of AI technologies. The company is taking AI to the next stage through its technology and research into areas such as image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, and user profiling.

“Baidu is already highly engaged in the cloud native ecosystem through PaddlePaddle,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Kubernetes-powered PaddlePaddle enables cloud providers to offer deep learning at scale for major competitive differentiation. Baidu’s pioneering work with machine learning and Kubernetes will be invaluable to CNCF. We look forward to working with them across a range of cloud native capabilities.”

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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, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, and TUF. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. Baidu aims to make a complex world simpler through technology. Baidu’s ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “BIDU”. Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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“Cloud Native Computing Foundation”, “CNCF” and “Kubernetes” are registered trademarks of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries. “Certified Kubernetes” and the Certified Kubernetes design are trademarks of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries.

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The Linux Foundation

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DevOps Expert Joins CNCF to Further Best Practices for Cloud Native Operations

SAN FRANCISCO – December 4, 2017 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced that JFrog joined the Foundation as a Gold Member. A big proponent of open source and cloud native technologies, JFrog leverages technologies like Kubernetes to help its more than 4,000 customers build and release software in a fast, reliable, and secure manner.

“CNCF is excited to have JFrog on board as a Gold Member, further embracing their commitment to open source and the cloud native community,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “JFrog has been a part of the open source community for some time and has implemented many cloud native technologies. We appreciate JFrog investing engineering time and financial resources into CNCF projects and initiatives.”

Operated from California, Seattle, Israel, India, Spain and France, the company helps organizations of all sizes to improve software releases. Created by open source developers for the open source community, JFrog’s product and engineering teams are dedicated to OSS technologies and working on cloud native projects. JFrog is a significant contributor in the developer community with the offer of an open source version of Artifactory, the universal binary repository, and fully sponsored cloud infrastructure and commercial accounts for OSS projects with Bintray, the universal binary distribution platform. With over 2 billion downloads per month on Bintray and 60,000 OSS Artifactory servers, JFrog provides the community with the entire lifecycle for effective binary management.

As the company joins CNCF it will introduce support for Helm repositories in Artifactory with the next version release scheduled for December. Consistent with the goal to provide the only Universal artifact support, JFrog Artifactory will now enable developers to build with Kubernetes open-source system. JFrog has been using Kubernetes for development of its products, as well as actively migrating hosted operations to Kubernetes; and the addition of Helm support is considered the next logical step for JFrog and for the community.

“We know that ‘cloud native’ is more than a buzzword, it’s all about better software design and implementation,” said Kit Merker, JFrog VP of Business Development and supporter of Kubernetes open source project during his days as Google product manager for Kubernetes. “For us, joining CNCF is more than just supporting the open source community, it also signals that we are committed to bringing real engineering power to these important projects. Our goal is to contribute significantly to Kubernetes and related projects using our practical experience of creating rapid-delivery software systems.”

As a CNCF member, JFrog plans to allocate resources to support documentation and maintenance of CNCF projects, as well as help promote best practices for cloud native operations.

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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, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, and TUF. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

About JFrog:

With more than 4,000 customers and over 2 billion downloads per month on its binaries hub, JFrog is the leading universal solution for the management and distribution of software binaries. JFrog’s four products, JFrog Artifactory, the Universal Artifact Repository; JFrog Bintray, the Universal Distribution Platform; JFrog Mission Control, for Universal DevOps Flow Management; and JFrog Xray, Universal Component Analyzer, are used by Dev and DevOps engineers worldwide and are available as open-source, on-premise, and SaaS cloud solutions. Customers include some of the world’s top brands, such as Amazon, Google, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Salesforce, VMware, and Slack. The company is privately held and operated from California, Seattle, Israel, India, and France. More information can be found at jfrog.com.

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“Cloud Native Computing Foundation”, “CNCF” and “Kubernetes” are registered trademarks of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries. “Certified Kubernetes” and the Certified Kubernetes design are trademarks of The Linux Foundation in the United States and other countries.

Media Contact

Natasha Woods

The Linux Foundation

(415) 312-5289

PR@CNCF.io