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Amazon Web Services Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Platinum Member

AWS Formalizes Collaboration with the Foundation as More and More Cloud Native Workloads Run in the AWS Cloud

San Francisco – August 9, 2017 – T he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the CNCF as a platinum member to accelerate the development and deployment of cloud native technologies in its industry-leading public cloud. As part of the membership, Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy at AWS, will join CNCF’s Governing Board.

According to a recent survey, 63 percent of respondents host Kubernetes on Amazon EC2; up from 44 percent a year ago. Many well-known companies are already running Kubernetes in production on AWS, including CNCF End User Community participants NCSOFT, Ticketmaster, Vevo, and Zalando. AWS has also been an early and important contributor to containerd, the CNCF industry-standard container runtime that provides increased consistency between container orchestration platforms. AWS plans to take an active role in the cloud native community, contributing to Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies such as containerd, CNI, and linkerd.

“Many CNCF projects already run in the AWS Cloud, and we are excited to join the Foundation to ensure that customers continue to have a great experience running these workloads on AWS,” said Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS. “CNCF provides a neutral home for open source projects like Kubernetes, containerd, CNI, and linkerd. With our membership, we look forward to growing our role in these communities and the overall cloud native ecosystem.”

“As the largest cloud provider, AWS brings years of experience in enabling enterprises to successfully adopt cloud computing and enormous expertise in cloud native technologies,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We are honored to have AWS join CNCF as a platinum member, and believe that their participation will help shape the future of enterprise computing.”

For many years, Amazon has made numerous contributions to many open source projects including Linux kernel, Docker, Apache Hive, Apache Hadoop, Chromium, jQuery, OpenMPI, and Apache MXNet. Amazon joined the Linux Foundation in 2013, is a founding member of the Core Infrastructure Initiative and also contributes to several other Linux Foundation projects, including the Xen Project, Open Container Initiative, and the TODO Group.


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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 those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors — including five of the five 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:

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