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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Kingsoft Cloud as Gold Member

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


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