New Cloud Foundation Unites More Business Rivals

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 22, 2015

The top story today was the alliance of some of the most recognized names in IT to create standards and common technologies in cloud applications and services delivered in a container format. Some of the names might sound familiar as ones already involved in creating a standard for open containers. Today's new foundation is working on the application and service deployment aspects as well as overseeing OCP.

Quoting the press release from The Linux Foundation:

Founding organizations include AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks. Other organizations are encouraged to participate as founding members in the coming weeks, as the organization establishes its governance model.

The new Cloud Native Computing Foundation will focus "on common technologies for deploying cloud native applications and services," according to Jim Zemlin, LF executive director. "Cloud native application development allows Internet companies to practically scale their businesses." Their plans are to define standards or standard technologies that will allow interoperability and collaboration, or "the integration of hosts and services by defining API's and standards through a code-first approach to advance the state-of-art of container-packaged application infrastructure," including working with the newly formed Open Container Project. Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Joylent, Intel, Mesosphere, Red Hat and VMware are among the companies involved in both efforts under the Linux Foundation Collaborative umbrella.

As part of today's announcement, Google donated Kubernetes to the Linux Foundation "as a seed technology" on the day version 1.0 (or v1) was released. Kubernetes manages containerized applications across multiple hosts similar to Amazon's Elastic Container Service.

In related news, The Linux Foundation also announced today more foundation members from the world of IT. These are CloudLinux, MariaDB, and Solace Systems. This follows other recent announcements of new members PLUMgrid, Allwinner Technology, Datto, LINBIT and Nutanix.

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