Cloud Giant AWS Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation
August 13, 2017
Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the ‘Cloud Native Computing Foundation’ (CNCF). An Amazon Group company, AWS has global headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the leader in the cloud market and offers an extensive range of cloud services including compute, storage, and the Internet of Things (IoT). AWS joins CNCF as a ‘Platinum Member’.
With headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States, CNCF is an organization that aims to sustain and integrate Open Source technologies, especially orchestrating Kubernetes containers (independent software packages that run on any infrastructure) as part of a “microservices architecture”. AWS’ formalization of its collaboration with CNCF is a result of the sustained increase in cloud native workloads running in the AWS cloud infrastructure. AWS Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy Mr. Adrian Cockcroft will join CNCF's Governing Board as part of the collaboration.
With leading companies running Kubernetes in the AWS cloud, it will take an “active role in the cloud native community” and contribute 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," explained Mr. Cockcroft. "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."