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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Open Source Summit (formerly LC3) tracks cover a wide range of open source topics including Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Edge Computing, Internet of Things, Linux, Networking and More

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the full schedule for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019, taking place June 24–26, 2019, in Shanghai, China.

Open Source Summit China 2019, formerly called LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China (LC3), is the premier destination for the community to collaborate, share information and learn about the most important open source technologies and topics today, including cloud native, serverless, microservices, IoT, AI, networking, Linux and more.

For the first time in 2019, Open Source Summit China and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China are combining for one event, at one registration price: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China.

“Linux Foundation events in China have demonstrated such high engagement that we decided to expand our support for developers and decision makers with new quality tracks and sessions that cover an even broader range of open source technologies and projects,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at the Linux Foundation. “We’re excited to host such a comprehensive event in China and deepen our ties with developers across Asia who are involved in innovative open source work.”

See the news release “CNCF Announces Speakers for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019” for more information on the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon speakers and sessions.

Conference tracks from the Open Source Summit portion of the event include:

  • AI & Deep Learning
  • Blockchain
  • Compliance Automation & Tooling
  • Internet of Things
  • Linux Systems
  • Open Source Leadership
  • Networking & Edge Computing
  • Security & Safety
  • Open Source Leadership
  • Networking
  • Linux

All sessions will be presented in English and Mandarin. Highlights include:

  • Skynet: A Practical Journey of China Unicom’s Container Cloud Platform Network Redesign – Bin Chen, CTO & Vice President at China Unicom
  • Business Models in the Age of the Hyper Clouds – Priyanka Sharma, Director of Technical Evangelism at GitLab
  • Recursive Read Deadlocks and Where to Find Them – Boqun Feng, Software Engineer at Huawei
  • The Challenge and Solutions to Implement DevSecOps into Large Banks – Jihai Zhou, Head of DevOps HSBC China GBM at HSBC
  • The FOSSology Project: Open Source Software for Open Source License Compliance – Anupam Ghosh, Team Lead at Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Unfit Story of Fitness Trackers: Hacking BLE Fitness Trackers – Yogesh Ojha, Cyber Security Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services
  • LF Edge: Edge Open Source to Enable 5G, IoT and AI Development – Yachen Wang, Director at Tencent
  • The Next Generation of Big Data Platforms for Advanced Analytics: 100s of PetaBytes with Realtime Access by Unifying Storage & Serving –  Reza Shiftehfar, Engineering Manager at Uber

The full agenda can be viewed here.

All-Access Standard Attendee registration is discounted to RMB 1500 through May 2, 2019. All-Access Individual or academic rates are also available. Applications are being accepted for needs-based and diversity scholarships.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Rachel Romoff, rromoff@linuxfoundation.org.

This event is made possible thanks to Strategic Sponsor Huawei, Double Diamond Sponsor Tencent Cloud, Diamond Sponsor Intel, Platinum Sponsor Rancher, and Gold Sponsors AWS, CloudBees, and Red Hat.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events

About LF Asia, LLC

LF Asia, LLC is a US limited liability corporation producing events for open source technologies and open source projects in Asia. The events we produce bring together developers and other key technologists, executives and operators working in open source technology for the purpose of education and networking. Learn more at www.lfasiallc.com.

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Major release makes Xen an attractive option for automotive and embedded technologies.

SAN FRANCISCO – April 2, 2019 — The Xen Project, an open source hypervisor hosted at the Linux Foundation, today announced the release of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.12. This latest release adds impressive feature improvements around security and code size, x86 architectural renewal and additional updates making the technology ideal for embedded and automotive industries.

The leaner architecture in Xen 4.12 reduces the lines of code and in turn, reducing the potential for security vulnerabilities while making Xen an attractive option for use in mixed-criticality systems. Additionally, improving de-privileged QEMU, through defense-in-depth techniques, as well as improving VMI, reduces exposure to unknown security threats. This version of Xen will be more configurable, significantly reducing integration costs for business and organizations which customize Xen heavily. Additionally, Xen 4.12 continues to build upon previous versions regarding cleaner architecture, improved user experience, and future proofing.

“Xen Project Hypervisor 4.12 is a clear example of the project delivering on its promise for revamped architecture, a major step forward to unlock market segments such as security products as well as embedded and automotive,” said Lars Kurth, chairperson of the Xen Project Advisory Board. “As we continue to serve the hosting and cloud markets, we will also focus on streamlining the certification process for Xen while helping the security embedded automotive vendors that are invested in Xen continue to build attractive products on top of the hypervisor.”

Security & Code Size
The Xen 4.12 release builds upon the security features of previous releases, continuing Xen’s legacy of being the safest and most stable hypervisor for security-focused environments.

  • HVM/PVH and PV only Hypervisor: The new Xen Project 4.12 release separates the HVM/PVH and PV code paths in Xen and provides KCONFIG options to build a PV only or HVM/PVH only hypervisor. This enables Xen based security products such as Qubes OS, Star Lab Crucible, & OpenXT to more easily build products with vastly reduced memory footprint and attack surface. In addition, the release enables cloud and hosting providers which do not offer support for PV guests to deploy HVM/PVH only hypervisors which in turn, increases security.

  • QEMU Deprivilege (DM_RESTRICT): Xen’s previous three releases laid the groundwork for the QEMU Deprivilege, limiting the impact of security vulnerabilities that originate QEMU. In Xen 4.12, this feature has been vastly improved. The majority of restrictions and features have been implemented, improving security and readiness for wide-scale testing. Support for VM migration has also been added and defense-in-depth techniques using chroot, RLIMITs, and Linux namespaces which are used to protect against privilege escalations from QEMU to Xen and VM’s.

  • Argo – Hypervisor-Mediated data eXchange: Argo is a new inter-domain communication mechanism that is designed for security, safety and mixed-criticality systems with isolation properties that go beyond those of existing inter-domain communication mechanisms. Argo is designed to be robust and simple to use correctly, securely and safely. In addition, Argo meets requirements for performance isolation between domains, to prevent negative performance impact from malicious or disruptive activity of other domains, or even other VCPUs of the same domain. It follows Multiple Independent Levels of Security/Safety (MILS) architecture foundational principles. Argo provides Xen hypervisor primitives to transmit data between VMs, by performing data copies into receive memory rings registered by domains. It does not require memory sharing between VMs and does not use grant tables or Xenstore.

  • Improvements to Virtual Machine Introspection: The VMI subsystem which allows detection of 0-day vulnerabilities has seen many functional and performance improvements. Altp2m (see https://xenproject.org/tag/alt2pm/) and Intel #VE/VMFUNC support within the subsystem have been tuned and hardened. These two technologies reduce the performance overhead of Virtual Machine Introspection by 5% to 20% depending on workload.

x86 Architectural Renewal

The new Xen 4.12 features renew how x86 architecture support is implemented in Xen, a multi-year effort that is nearing completion.

  • Credit 2 Scheduler: The Credit2 scheduler is now the Xen Project default scheduler. This Credit2 scheduler represents several years worth of effort to create the next-generation scheduler for Xen. It is designed specifically for performance of latency-sensitive workloads, as well as scalability and predictability.

  • PVH Support: Grub2 boot support has been added to Xen and Grub2. These additions enable users to boot any PVH guest kernel via the grub menu. The updates to PHV also improves its stability.

  • PVH Dom0: PVH Dom0 support has now been upgraded from experimental to tech preview. This upgrade, exclusive to Intel Hardware, resolves various bugs and features several improvements such as the new dom0-iommu=map-reserved option which can be used to work around broken firmware when using a PVH Dom0. Support for migrating domUs from a PVH dom0 has also been included.

Embedded/Automotive
The Project is working to make Xen more easily safety certifiable targeting embedded and automotive use-cases. These new upgrades will increase the viability of Xen for use in mixed-criticality systems.

  • Dom0less VMs for statically partitioned systems: The new Xen 4.12 upgrade makes it possible to create and boot Arm VMs from Device Tree immediately after starting Xen. In traditional Xen environments, VMs can only be started after Dom0 kernel, user space and the toolstack are up and running. The upgrade decreases boot time by more than 90%. Dom0less VMs extend the usage of Xen to statically partitioned mixed-criticality systems. Xen is planning on extending the concept of Dom0less in subsequent releases to allow building Xen Systems entirely without a Dom0. This, in turn, will reduce the cost of safety certification significantly.

  • Tiny Arm Configurations: The Xen 4.12 upgrade allows users to build a tiny Arm configuration with less than 50 KSLOC, which in turn reduces the cost of safety certification for Xen based systems. This new functionality allows building Xen variants for specific hardware such as Renesas RCar 3 and Xilinx Ultrascale+ MPSoC with a minimal set of drivers and features that are needed for mixed-criticality systems.

Additional Technical Features
The new Xen 4.12 upgrade also includes improved IOMMU mapping code, which is designed to significantly improve the startup times of AMD EPYC based systems.

The upgrade also features Automatic Dom0 Sizing which allows the setting of Dom0 memory size as a percentage of host memory (e.g. 10%) or with an offset (e.g. 1G+10%).

Comments from Xen Project Users and Contributors:

Apertus Solutions
“With today’s introduction of the hypervisor-mediated exchange protocol Argo, Non-bypassable and Always-invoked (NEAT) properties are now possible with the Xen hypervisor,” said Daniel P. Smith, Chief Technologist at Apertus Solutions. “Early separation kernel concepts were defined in the 1980’s by John Rushby’s seminal work, extended by Jim Alves-Foss for virtual systems, and distilled into NEAT properties for Multiple Independent Levels of Separation (MILS) systems. Apertus Solutions looks forward to future Xen Security Modules (XSM) type assertion capabilities that only a hypervisor-mediated exchange protocol like Argo can deliver on a per-message basis, on the trusted computing foundations of DRTM, TrenchBoot, disaggregated Xen and OpenXT.”

Assured Information Security
“Argo is a robust inter-VM communication protocol for Xen with emphasis on security and isolation for trusted systems,” said Rich Turner, Principal Engineer, SecureView, Assured Information Security. “Assured Information Security (AIS) is committed to advancing the support and implementation of Argo in secure products and services. As long-standing supporters and contributors of OpenXT, AIS is excited by the security advancements that Argo provides to Xen and downstream projects like OpenXT. Our customers count on secure isolation and communication within our products and Argo will further our ability to deliver secure, safe, and mission-critical products.”

Bitdefender
“As a member of the Advisory Board, we are fully committed to supporting Xen Project. We are impressed with the technological advancements the Xen Project team introduced with the Xen 4.12 release and look forward to contributing to the future success of the project,” said Mihai Donțu, Chief Linux Officer at Bitdefender. “The new functionality developed in Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) is enhancing the overall performance of purposely built security solutions that take advantage of this subsystem. Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection is leveraging the VMI subsystem to defend virtual machines against zero-day exploits and is using Altp2m and #VE to improve the solution performance.”

Citrix
“With its 4.12 release, the Xen Project Hypervisor builds upon its already strong foundations of dependable workload isolation and cutting edge security features,” said James Bulpin, Senior Director, Technology, Citrix. “By delivering on QEMU de-privilege, and enabling integrators to optionally exclude code for unused virtualization modes, Xen 4.12 exhibits valuable defense-in-depth, and attack surface minimization qualities. These capabilities enable Citrix Hypervisor, which uses Xen at its core, to deliver dependable security to our cloud, server, and desktop virtualization customers.”

DornerWorks
“As a long time proponent of embedded virtualization for commercial and safety-critical applications, DornerWorks is excited by the continued focus of the Xen community on not only large server clusters but also on the smaller embedded systems that we rely on every day,” said Steven H. VanderLeest, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer at DornerWorks. “We are especially pleased with the release of Dom0less boot and configuration options to reduce ARM code size, which will help reduce the certification and maintenance burden while improving Xen’s boot time and performance.”

EPAM
“The latest release of Xen Hypervisor is the first step towards functional safety regulation compliance, reducing external non-compliant component dependency and introducing minimal code footprint configuration. These changes enable the usage of Xen Hypervisor in complex, mixed-safety automotive systems,  such as digital cockpits or communication gateways,” said Alex Agizim, CTO, Automotive & Embedded Systems, EPAM.

Star Lab
“The release of Xen 4.12 enables Star Lab to continue delivering Crucible, our highly performant and secure virtualized solution for tactical virtualization,” said Irby Thompson, CEO of Star Lab. “Xen 4.12 helps reduce the size of the core hypervisor, while further isolating control logic from the guests, increasing security benefits for Star Lab and our customers. Additionally, Xen 4.12 will enable Star Lab to continue the development of hypervisor offerings for its ARM platform customers. Star Lab is looking forward to collaborating with the Xen community on additional dom0less and tiny ARM developments.”

Qubes OS
“Reducing the Xen code size, its complexity, moving more parts away from Paravirtualization (PV), and making optional features configurable at build time is hugely beneficial in terms of reducing attack surface,” said Marek Marczykowski-Górecki, Qubes OS project leader. “We look forward to using Xen 4.12 in the next Qubes OS release to even better utilize hardware virtualization and provide secure client environment.”

SUSE
“We at SUSE have been supporting Xen as a high end, reliable technology since the very beginning of virtualization support in our enterprise products, “said Jiri Kosina Director, SUSE Labs Core. “Therefore we are very happy to see that this new hypervisor  release is, once again, expanding the set of features that meet the rapidly growing demand of the current virtualization market.”

Xilinx
“Xilinx is excited to see the new features introduced by the Xen development team for the 4.12 release, especially the new Dom0-less fast boot combined with the code size reductions targeting Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC,” said Simon George, Director of System Software and SoC Solution Marketing at Xilinx. “These features, along with the earlier null scheduler, allow Xen to better serve diverse, embedded use cases. We look forward to Xen’s roadmap for continued work on new features for these markets.”

Additional Resources

About the Xen Project
Xen Project software is an open source virtualization platform licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the Project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. A project at The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications including server virtualization, Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances. It counts many industry and open source community leaders among its members including Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, AMD, Arm, Bitdefender, Citrix, Huawei, Intel, and Oracle. For more information about the Xen Project software and to participate, please visit XenProject.org.

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About Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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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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A little more than one year since LF Networking (LFN) came together, the project continues to demonstrate strategic growth, with Telstra coming on in November, and the umbrella project representing ~70% of the world’s mobile subscribers. Working side by side with service providers in the technical projects has been critical to ensure that work coming out of LFN is relevant and useful for meeting their requirements. A small sample of these integrations and innovations will be on display once again in the LF Networking Booth at the Open Networking Summit Event, April 3-5 in San Jose, CA. We’re excited to be back in the Bay Area this year and are offering Day Pass and Hall Pass Options. Register today!

Due to demand from the community, we’ve expanded the number of demo stations from 8 to 10 and cover many areas in the open networking stack — with projects from within the LF Networking umbrella (FD,io, OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, and Tungsten Fabric), as well as adjacent projects such as Consul, Docker, Envoy, Istio, Ligato, Kubernetes, Openstack, and SkyDive. We welcome you to come spend some time talking to and learning from these experts in the technical community.

The LFN promise of project harmonization will be on display from members iConectiv, Huawei, and Vodafone who will highlight ONAP’s on-boarding process for testing Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), integrating with the OPNFV’s Dovetail project, supporting the expanding OPNFV Verification Program (OVP), and paving the way for future compliance and certification testing. Another example of project harmonization is use of common infrastructure for testing across LFN project and the folks from UNH-IOL will be on hand to walk users through the Lab-as-a-Service offering that is facilitating development and testing by hosting hardware and providing access to the community.

Other focus areas include network slicing, service mesh, SDN performance, testing, integration, and analysis.

Listed below is the full networking demo lineup, and you can read detailed descriptions of each demo here.

  • Demonstrating Service Provider Specific Test & Verification Requirements (OPNFV, ONAP) – Proposed By Vodafone and Demonstrated by Vodafone/Huawei/iConectiv
  • Integration of ODL and Network Service Mesh (OpenDaylight, Network Service Mesh) – Presented by Lumina Networks
  • SDN Performance Comparison Between Multi Data-paths (Tungsten Fabric, FD.io) – Presented by ATS, and Sofioni Networks
  • ONAP Broadband Service Use Case (ONAP, OPNFV) – Presented by Swisscom, Huawei, and Nokia
  • OpenStack Rolling Upgrade with Zero Downtime to Application (OPNFV, OpenStack) – Presented By Nokia and Deutsche Telekom
  • Skydive & VPP Integration: A Topology Analyzer (FD.io, Ligato, Skydive, Docker) – Presented by PANTHEON.tech
  • VSPERF: Beyond Performance Metrics,Towards Causation Analysis (OPNFV) – Presented by Spirent)
  • Network Slice with ONAP based Life Cycle Management (ONAP) – Presented by AT&T, and Ericsson
  • Service Mesh and SDN: At-Scale Cluster Load Balancing (Tungsten Fabric, Linux OS, Istio, Consul, Envoy, Kubernetes, HAProxy) – Presented by CloudOps, Juniper and the Tungsten Fabric Community
  • Lab as a Service 2.0 Demo (OPNFV) – Presented by UNH-IOL

We hope to see you at the show! Register today!

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

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

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

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

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

About the newest Silver Members:

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

About the newest End-User Members & Supporters:

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

These organizations join other end user companies including Box, Capital One, eBay, GitHub, Goldman Sachs, NCSOFT, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, Vevo, and Zalando in CNCF’s End User Community. This group meets monthly and advises the CNCF Governing Board and Technical Oversight Committee on key challenges, emerging use cases and areas of opportunity and new growth for cloud native technologies.

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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New initiative provides neutral home for Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, Tekton projects and the next generation of continuous delivery collaboration

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – Open Source Leadership Summit – March 12, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announces a new foundation for the diverse continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) space. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) will serve as the vendor-neutral home for the most important open source projects for continuous delivery and specifications to expedite the release pipeline process. CDF will foster collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors to evangelize CI/CD and DevOps methodologies, define/document best practices, provide guidelines, and create training materials to enable any software development team around the world to implement CI/CD best practices.

The first projects to be hosted by the CDF will include Jenkins, an open source CI/CD system, Jenkins X, an open source CI/CD solution on Kubernetes, Spinnaker, an open source multi-cloud CD solution, and Tekton, an open source project and specification for CI/CD components. Additional projects are expected to join CDF through its soon to be formed Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) with the focus of bringing together the CD ecosystem to build specifications and projects around portability and interoperability.

The CDF will have an open governance model that encourages participation and technical contribution and will provide a framework for long-term stewardship and sustainability for CI/CD tools part of the foundation. The foundation is launching with 20+ founding members including Alauda, Alibaba, Anchore, Armory.io, Atos, Autodesk, Capital One, CircleCI, CloudBees, DeployHub, GitLab, Google, HSBC, Huawei, IBM, JFrog, Netflix, Puppet, Rancher, Red Hat, SAP, Snyk, and SumoLogic.

“We are excited to welcome the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) into the Linux Foundation. We’re creating a neutral environment to enhance the tools and best practices needed to speed and ease software development and delivery,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at the Linux Foundation. “Every industry and company relies on software to compete, which is why open source and CI/CD are preferred and pervasive across collaborative, real-time software development teams.”

CD is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. With the increased use of microservices and cloud native architectures, continuous delivery tools and practices are in greater demand, providing improved velocity and productivity for software development teams.

“The Jenkins community is thrilled to be hosted by the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF). Under the CDF, we hope to create an industry-wide specification with collaboration from a broader group and create a shared investment in vendor-neutral events, documentation, tools, and support,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of Jenkins and CTO at CloudBees.

“I’m really excited to see the formation of the CDF – it’s starting with some of the most popular best-of-breed open source tools in the CI/CD space,” said James Strachan, co-founder of Jenkins X and distinguished engineer, CloudBees. “I’m looking forward to increased collaboration between us all to help accelerate the open source CI/CD landscape.”

“Spinnaker, created by Netflix and jointly led by Netflix and Google, is a Continuous Delivery platform that’s been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. Development teams rely on Spinnaker every day to release software changes with high velocity and confidence,” said Andy Glover, Director, Delivery Engineering at Netflix. “The ecosystem coming together in one foundation is a unique opportunity to move the state of the art for Continuous Delivery forward, and the Spinnaker community is excited to be part of this evolution,” said Steven Kim, software engineering manager, Google Cloud and Spinnaker Steering Committee member.

“Continuous Delivery is a critical part of modern software development, but today the space is heavily fragmented. The Tekton project  addresses this problem by working with the open source community and other leading vendors to collaborate on the modernization of CI/CD infrastructure,” said Dan Lorenc, Staff Software Engineer, Google Cloud. “Establishing a vendor-neutral foundation to create specifications will allow the rapidly changing CI/CD space to take full advantage of containers and the broader cloud native ecosystem. For these reasons, we’re excited to host the Tekton project under the CDF, and look forward to collaborating with the other founding members.”

The Cloud Native Interactive Landscape illustrates how diverse the CI/CD space is and the many projects and vendors active in the space.

“As the market has shifted to containerized and cloud native technologies, the ecosystem of CI/CD systems and related tools has radically changed. The number of available CD tools has increased, and there’s no defining industry specifications around pipelines and workflows to aid portability amongst tools. Capital One, CircleCI, CloudBees, Google, Huawei, IBM, JFrog, Netflix and the other Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) founding members recognize the need for a neutral home for collaboration and integration to solve this problem. The CDF will establish a community of projects to advance industry best practices and innovation around CI/CD,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Vice President of Developer Relations, the Linux Foundation and CTO of CNCF.

Jenkins Background

Jenkins is the leading open source automation server supported by a large and growing community of developers, testers, designers and other people interested in continuous integration, continuous delivery and modern software delivery practices. Built on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), it provides more than 1,500 plugins that extend Jenkins to automate with practically any technology software delivery teams use. In 2019, Jenkins surpassed 200,000 known installations making it the most widely deployed automation server.

Jenkins X Background

Jenkins X is an open source CI/CD solution for modern cloud applications on Kubernetes. Jenkins X provides pipeline automation, built-in GitOps and preview environments to help teams collaborate and accelerate their software delivery at any scale. Jenkins X automates CI+CD for Kubernetes using the best of breed OSS tools such as Jenkins, Tekton, Prow, Skaffold, Kaniko and Helm.

Tekton Background

Tekton is a set of shared, open source components for building CI/CD systems, and is being contributed to the CDF by Google. The project is agnostic about the deployment target, whether it is Kubernetes, VMs, bare metal, mobile or even something else. Tekton modernizes the Continuous Delivery control plane by taking advantage Kubernetes and shifts the software deployment there. Tekton includes primitives such as pipeline definition, source code access, artifact management, and test execution.

Spinnaker Background

Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud Continuous Delivery platform originally created by Netflix and currently jointly led by Netflix and Google. It supports all major cloud platforms and Kubernetes, with contributions from their respective providers. Spinnaker is typically used in organizations at scale, where DevOps teams support multiple development teams by providing “golden path” application deployment pipelines.

Supporting Quotes

Premier Members

Capital One

“We are pleased to see the formation of the CDF. DevSecOps is important in our ability to ship products with speed and reliability, and the CDF is well timed to curate a growing toolset in order to help establish consistency and simplify adoption.” Jag Gadiyaram, Head of Open Source, Capital One

CircleCI

“Continuous delivery is fundamentally critical to how teams deliver value. Being able to release small changes, multiple times a day, is a crucial competency for companies in a cloud-native world.” Jim Rose, CEO, CircleCI

CloudBees

“Everyone is a developer and any idea delivered changes the world. We have seen continuous delivery become the gold standard for delivering ideas, therefore forming the Continuous Delivery Foundation is a natural evolution in making continuous delivery accessible to all. We are proud to be a founding member of the CDF, to support the inclusion of Jenkins and Jenkins X and to foster the industry collaboration and interoperability that will surely result from this.” Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder, CloudBees

Google

“The ability to deploy code securely and as fast as possible is top of mind for developers across the industry. Only through best practices and industry-led specifications will developers realize a reliable and portable way to take advantage of continuous delivery solutions. Google is excited to be a founding member of the CDF and to work with the community to foster innovation for deploying software anywhere.” Kim Lewandowski, Product Manager, Google Cloud

Huawei

“We believe that the CD foundation will drive CI/CD tool development, development practices and industry specifications. The digital world is built on top of software. By being a member of the Foundation, Huawei hopes to explore and share with members and partners of Foundation to provide developers with the best CI/CD services and practices and to make software development even more Agile, efficient, and trustworthy.” Xu Feng, GM, DevCloud, Huawei

IBM

“Application development is rapidly changing to keep pace with the velocity of innovation in the multicloud ecosystem. Automation powers enterprise modernization, and CI/CD provides the core foundational capability enabling  enterprise developers. We are proud to be joining the CD Foundation, working to bring forward the next generation of open software delivery capabilities.” Danny Mace, VP Hybrid Cloud App Platform, IBM

JFrog

“At JFrog, we’re on a mission to make software liquid, creating DevOps pipelines that flow freely, like water. Delivering software continuously with streamlined CI/CD technologies is a requirement for the modern enterprise in realization of this vision, and we’re looking forward to leading and contributing to the CDF to bring developers and community standards together.” – Yoav Landman, CTO and Co-founder, JFrog

Netflix

“Continuous Delivery powers innovation at Netflix and we’re thrilled to be a founding member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation. Working with other leading practitioners to promote Continuous Delivery through specifications is an exciting opportunity to join forces and bring the benefits of rapid, reliable, and safe delivery to an even larger community.“ Andy Glover, Director of Delivery Engineering, at Netflix

General or End User Members

Alauda

“Modern organizations that seek to continuously innovate demand a high degree of automation, as well as the agility and consistency in software delivery. We are glad to see the formation of the CD Foundation. It will foster a vibrant community to cultivate cultural shifts, methodologies, best practices, as well as an ecosystem of interoperable tools that empower organizations to continuously deliver value. We look forward to contributing to this mission.” Kai Chen], CTO, Alauda

Alibaba

“Alibaba is honored to be one of the founding members of CDF. We believe that the specifications around pipelines, workflows and other areas can help ease the adoption of CI/CD practices in the industry. Alibaba has been working on enterprise-class CI/CD for many years. We would like to share these experiences with the industry through open source contributions and working with CDF members to build a mature CD ecosystem that helps developers and companies efficiently and safely deliver software.” – Liu Guohua, GM, R&D Efficiency, Alibaba

Anchore

“In the modern IT era of containers and microservices, industry collaboration is imperative when defining specifications around the tools and methods organizations will deploy when implementing a continuous delivery model. The formation of The CD Foundation is an important step toward providing the necessary infrastructure and user community to accomplish this.” Saïd Ziouani, CEO, Anchore

Armory.io

“Spinnaker is rapidly being chosen by enterprises as the open-source software delivery platform used to modernize their application deployments. Armory is very excited to see Spinnaker join the CDF because it will provide the infrastructure and marketing support required to push Spinnaker to the next level of mainstream adoption.” Ben Mappen, CPO, Armory.io

Atos

“Atos is excited to be part of the continuous delivery foundation. Transforming our customers application development methods from a traditional approach to a model that enables hybrid / multi-cloud development and deployment based on DevOps.” Michael M. Kollar, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer & Global Head of Cloud Engineering, Atos Fellow and Member of Scientific Community

Autodesk

“As Autodesk becomes a cloud platform company, the benefits of DevOps are critical to our success. We’re excited to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation to share and leverage best practices and technology that are propelling  the industry forward.” George Swan, Sr. Director, Build Platform Leader, Autodesk

DeployHub

“The timing is right for a conversation on how continuous delivery is impacted when we move from monolithic workflows to microservice workflows moving across the pipeline. The CD Foundation is the right place for that discussion.” Tracy Ragan, CEO, DeployHub, Inc.

GitLab

“As one of the first to bring cloud native CI/CD to the market, GitLab is looking forward to leading and collaborating with the CD Foundation to bring awareness and best practices to the industry. We look forward to lending our experience in working with millions of developers and thousands of enterprises to provide them with everything they need in their DevSecOps workflow to accelerate application development. Together we can move software innovation forward by educating the industry on how to deliver software to production both quickly and securely.” Sid Sijbrandij, CEO, GitLab

HSBC

“Delivering new features faster, while making sure that our services are solid and secure, is ever more important to our customers and our business: an open, vibrant CD community is essential to that mission. We’re pleased and excited to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation and look forward to being part of the community.” – David Knott, HSBC Chief Architect

Puppet

“As cloud-native application architectures change the way teams build and deliver software, continuous delivery has become even more critical. Having a neutral organization to collaborate and define industry specifications around pipelines, workflows and other areas of CI/CD is essential to making it easier for more organizations out there to adopt continuous delivery and realize the significant benefits it provides.” Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO, Puppet

Rancher

“As a leader in Kubernetes management, Rancher has a long history working with leading CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins and Spinnaker. Rancher users have created enterprise container platforms combining the power of Rancher with their existing CI/CD infrastructure. We are excited about the creation of CD Foundation and look forward to integrating these new Linux Foundation projects into Rancher.” Sheng Liang, CEO, Rancher Labs

Red Hat

“Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) are key capabilities in delivering modern, cloud-native services. Red Hat and our customers view both as critical points of emphasis for IT  organizations, especially as these teams seek to respond to evolving business demands through improvements in time-to-value by delivering production quality code more quickly and safely. As a leader in both the Knative and Knative Build projects, we’re pleased to extend this work to Tekton as a member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation and we see this  as another great proof point for the value of broad industry collaboration around Kubernetes.” Chris Wright, CTO, Red Hat

SAP

“Our mission is to help our customers to become Intelligent Enterprises. An efficient software development process and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) are critical for making this process successful for SAP and our customers. We are excited to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation as a founding member to foster collaboration in the industry and to shape open standards and interoperability for the CI/CD ecosystem.” Gunther Rothermel, SVP SAP Cloud Platform

Snyk

“Continuous delivery is the foundation for modern software development, providing the acceleration, assurance, and governance needed for the fast pace we seek. Snyk is excited to see the CDF bring this community together to accelerate CI/CD practices themselves. With our focus on empowering developers to own security through the software lifecycle, we will help ensure security is built into this modern software pipeline.” Guy Podjarny, CEO, Snyk

SumoLogic

“There is a clear disruption happening across the software development ecosystem, and developers are being challenged to deliver code changes faster amidst diversification across CI/CD systems, DevOps, containers and other related tools. We’re thrilled to be the first analytics vendor that is part of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, and look forward to contributing to the community and provide the Continuous Intelligence needed to improve visibility, and speed application development and deployment within modern software delivery lifecycles.” Christian Beedgen, CTO and Co-founder, Sumo Logic

To learn more about the CDF, listen to this week’s Kubernetes Podcast from Google, where the guest is Tracy Miranda, Director of Open Source Community, CloudBees.

Additional Resources

 

 

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) is a Linux Foundation initiative that serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The CDF fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope to see you there!

 

Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Google, IBM, Rancher Labs and more support promotion of ecosystem’s most-widely adopted container runtime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

containerd Background

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

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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