Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
Today, cloud computing is a resource-intensive undertaking. It requires teams of experts who can integrate disparate technologies and then maintain all of them, effectively limiting its potential for many businesses. Cloud native application development–which features systems that are container packaged, dynamically managed and micro-services oriented–eases this process for developers and organizations alike by driving alignment among technologies and platforms.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will create and drive the adoption of a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing.
The community will advance the state-of-the-art for building cloud native applications and services. Historically only a small number of companies who have been willing to make significant investments in development and operations have been able to benefit from this model of computing. It has been out of reach for the average developer. We aspire to make the same approach that solved challenging scalability and efficiency problems for internet companies available to all developers.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s mission is to create and drive the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimized for modern distributed systems environments. The participants believe that systems architected will be:
- Container packaged: Running in application containers as a unit of application deployment and as a mechanism to achieve high levels of resource isolation in order to improve the overall developer experience, foster code reuse and simplify operations.
- Dynamically managed: Actively scheduled and managed by a central orchestrating process to radically improve machine efficiency, while reducing the cost associated with maintenance and operations.
- Micro-services oriented: Loosely coupled with dependencies explicitly described through service endpoints with the goal of significantly increasing the overall agility and maintainability of applications.
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