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Cloud Native Technologists Gather to Advance Innovation at Sold Out CloudNativeCon, Signaling Massive Community Growth

Apprenda, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel and Red Hat Share Ecosystem Insights; Registration for 2017 Events Opens Today

SEATTLE – CloudNativeCon/KubeCon – November 8, 2016 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today kicked off the sold-out CloudNativeCon/KubeCon in Seattle, bringing together the world’s largest organizations with leading open source project contributors to advance the state-of-the-art for deploying modern applications.

More than 1,000 developers, vendors, enterprise users and community members from around the world are gathering at the inaugural CloudNativeCon to further industry education and adoption through a full range of technology sessions that support the cloud native space, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing and related projects.

This week in Seattle attendees will hear from expert open source contributors from organizations like Box, Docker, eBay, Twitter, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Tigera, Weaveworks and more. The full CloudNativeCon/KubeCon/PrometheusDay agenda can be viewed here and keynotes will be live streamed here.

After selling-out so rapidly this year, CNCF will be hosting two larger-scale events in 2017. CloudNativeCon Europe will be held March 29-30, 2017 in Berlin and CloudNativeCon North America will be held December 6 -7, 2017 in Austin. Early registration, sponsorship and CFP information is now open for Berlin and Austin.

“It’s been really exciting to see how great the demand is to learn more about cloud native infrastructure,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Presentations from some of the ecosystem’s most influential developers and users will allow attendees to learn first-hand how leading organizations leverage innovative and fast-evolving cloud native solutions. We look forward to hosting many more events, at an even greater-scale, in the coming year for our European and North American communities.”

Participants are also getting a first look at news announced by CNCF members and CloudNativeCon/KubeCon sponsors, including:

  • Trireme, an open source security project for Kubernetes and Docker, was released by Aporeto.
  • Apprenda launched a Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit today, which includes production-ready tools for managing Kubernetes clusters in all cloud environments.
  • Available in beta starting today, FlockerHub and Fli are ClusterHQ’s latest releases designed to make running stateful apps in containers easy. Check out this blog post for more on these solutions.
  • The results of ClusterHQ’s first survey on application testing challenges reveal that legacy testing processes no longer cut it for a world built with microservices-based applications. See this blog post for survey results.
  • CoreOS introduced “Operators” to simplify configuration and management of modern distributed applications to run on Kubernetes. Read this blog post to dive a little deeper on Operators.
  • Telekube, the fully managed Kubernetes platform, was launched by Gravitational.
  • The Linux Foundation released its 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud.
  • Microsoft announced a series of updates to Azure Container Service (ACS), including the preview release of Kubernetes on Azure Container Service, providing customers more options to choose their cloud orchestrator among three fully open-source solutions in DC/OS, Docker Swarm and Kubernetes supported on ACS.
  • General availability of Navops Command, for any Kubernetes distribution, released today by Univa and a live demo will be given at their KubeCon booth.
  • Weaveworks introduced a Prometheus Monitoring as a Service within Weave Cloud that allows users to more easily scale Prometheus.

CloudNativeCon kicks off amid significant CNCF growth and staggering community growth, including:

  • CNCF launched a program today to train, certify and promote Kubernetes Managed Service Providers (KMSP), which will provide enterprises with Service Level Agreement (SLA)-backed support options, consulting and professional services by highly trained and certified service partners.
  • CNCF announced Samsung SDS as a new Platinum member and three new silver members: Canonical, DigitalOcean and LiveWyer.
  • Since May, 12 new members have joined the Foundation, including Samsung, Fujitsu, Apigee, Caicloud, Canonical, DigitalOcean, Exoscale, LiveWyer, Minio, Mirantis, Packet and StackPointCloud. Total membership for the Foundation has grown to 65 global vendor, nonprofit, and end-user organizations.
  • CNCF accepted Fluentd and OpenTracing as incubated projects after Kubernetes and Prometheus – aligning well with the Foundation’s project portfolio and goal of significantly increasing the overall agility and maintainability of modern applications.
  • The Cloud Native Ambassador Program has grown to 19 ambassadors helping to spread cloud native practices and technology across the world.
  • CNCF meetups have grown to 15,683 members across 54 meetups globally.
  • CNCF announced the public availability of its $15 million Community Cluster – a 1,000 node server deployment of Xeon processor-based Intel servers – for open source projects advancing cloud native computing.
  • The Foundation offered five diversity and inclusivity scholarships to attend CloudNativeCon and will be tripling the number of scholarships in 2017 to encourage attendance at CNCF events.
  • CNCF has been collaborating with Redpoint on development of a Cloud Native Landscape document to help the community understand how different projects and companies fit together. The beta version of that landscape is now available at and we are eager to accept feedback.

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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Prometheus and OpenTracing; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit:

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