Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosted CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 annual developer conference announce accepted projects from Docker containerd and CoreOS rkt into its fold. CNCF also announced number of new members including Dell joining as Platinum member with $370,000 per year commitment, SUSE as Gold-level member with $120,000 per year commitment, HarmonyCloud, QAware, Solinea and TenxCloud as Silver members which pay between $7,000 and $50,000, depending on number of employees.
Docker containerd is the company’s container runtime and core part of Docker’s portfolio of container management and orchestration services that was born out of Docker’s need to move many of the standard container life-cycle management features out of the Docker Engine.
CoreOS rkt (pronounced “rocket”), on the other hand, is that company’s container engine for Linux clusters. CoreOS’ rkt is single executable to integrate with other container projects including Kubernetes.
Kubernetes and other container orchestrators benefit from reliable, community-driven container runtimes, like rkt. Having a container runtime engine such as rkt, along with container cluster managing system Kubernetes under a single foundation umbrella will bring huge benefits for providing solid end-user solutions to the industry.
The cloud native movement is increasingly spreading to all parts of the world, which is on display this week at our flagship event in Berlin, We’re excited to welcome new members from Europe and Asia and showcase some of the most prolific cloud native developers and users in the world at CloudNativeCon/KubeCon. As we gain more international members, CNCF is able to have a broader, deeper impact on the future of the cloud native ecosystem.
Said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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Open source is the key to agility in today’s environment, where environments must be able to handle rapid change and evolution driven by software. By joining CNCF, we are furthering our commitment to enabling transformation, while making software open, accessible and consumable as the heart of enterprise IT strategy.
Said Josh Bernstein, VP of Technology for Dell EMC, a Dell Technologies company.
CNCF is also making the curriculum for Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam freely available under an open source license.