New Cloud Native Computing Foundation to Develop Advanced Cloud Native Applications and Services

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO: In an attempt to simplify cloud computing for developers, the foundation benchmarks technical merit, end-user value and internet-scale computing for creating a set of common technologies. Core belief of the foundation is that systems should be packed in containers, dynamically managed and oriented toward microservices. They must be able to provide improved developer experience and machinery efficiency, faster code reuse, faster agility and cost effective, reports Christina Mulligan for SD Times.

Founding organizations include AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, and VMware.

The foundation will work on Kubernetes. The foundation will further govern the open source development of Kubernetes to ensure its interoperability. In addition, the foundation will work with the Open Container Initiative on its container image specification, as well as address other container application infrastructure needs.

Kubernetes Version 1.0

Google announces production-ready version of Kubernetes. It features core functionality for deploying and managing workloads in production; stateful application support; ability to deploy containers in pods; fast API responses; and the ability to scale a live cluster.

Integrations with Kubernetes

CoreOS and CloudBees have announced their support for Kubernetes. Tectonic Preview by CoreOS gives users access to Kubernetes 1.0, 24/7 enterprise ready support and Kubernetes training to enable companies reap benefits of containers and transform their application development and deployment processes.

In collaboration with Jenkins open-source community, CloudBees has unveiled three Kubernetes plug-ins that enable DevOps teams to leverage application architecture using Docker and Kubernetes. The plug-ins include the Kubernetes plug-in to run Jenkins elastically within a Kubernetes cluster of Docker containers; the Docker Build and Publish plug-in to prepare Docker images and push them to a Docker registry; and the Docker Custom Build Environment plug-in to enable developers to define custom build environments.