CNCF: Open-Source Cloud Native Solutions
As technology grows increasingly reliant on the cloud and lightweight containerization solutions like Docker and Kubernetes, a need for vendor-neutral, cross-platform software solutions has led to the creation of an organization known as the CNCF. But who are the CNCF and why have they made providing open-source, cloud native solutions their mission?
Read on to learn about the CNCF, a selection of their most essential projects, and how CNCF tools running on Hivelocity Dedicated Server solutions can help keep your cloud-like environment innovative for years to come.
Who Is the CNCF?
Short for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation,
With nearly 700 members and over 132,000 active project contributors, CNCF is home to many of the fastest-growing open-source solutions in the world.
Why the focus on cloud native technologies though?
Cloud native solutions allow users to create loosely-coupled development environments which are secure, reliable, and manageable. This empowers organizations to build systems designed around dynamic scalability and automation. By maintaining a strong ecosystem for open-source solutions within this realm, CNCF is helping to keep these modern innovations accessible to everyone. After all, the easier it is to integrate these technologies into existing methodologies, the more widespread their adoption by users and enterprises alike.
With nearly 700 members and over 132,000 active project contributors, CNCF is home to many of the fastest-growing open-source solutions in the world. But what do these projects look like and why is their open-source status so important?
Popular CNCF Solutions
While CNCF’s portfolio includes many impressive tools divided amongst three stages of user acceptance (sandbox, incubating, and graduated), a few of its projects carry more name recognition than others. In this section, we’ll take a look at several popular solutions maintained by the CNCF and the impact these tools can make in development environments like yours.
Probably the most famous of CNCF’s many available projects,
The end result?
A tool which has grown to become the de facto container solution for enterprises across the world. With the ability to integrate diverse networks of dedicated servers and cloud services into complex supercomputers known as Clusters, Kubernetes has changed the way we build and manage applications. By splitting projects into lightweight, highly-mobile containers, Kubernetes allows users to maximize system resource efficiency while minimizing risk and downtime. All changes to the cluster are made through its master node, ensuring system-wide uniformity and adherence to designated standards.
Want to learn more about the basics of Kubernetes? Check out our knowledge base article,
With the ability to integrate diverse networks of dedicated servers and cloud services into complex supercomputers known as Clusters, Kubernetes has changed the way we build and manage applications.
Added to CNCF’s portfolio in 2016,
Want to learn more about Prometheus and how it works? Check out this
TUF, short for
For more information on The Update Framework and how it can help keep your system secure, check out this
First developed by Lyft,
For more information or to download Envoy, head to its official website at
Originally developed by Youtube in 2010,
For more information on Vitess and its included features, check out this
One of CNCF’s newer projects,
For more information on Harbor, or to try it out for yourself, head to
If your organization has been slow to adopt containerization due to an existing reliance on virtual machines and a fear of making the switch, then
For more information on KubeVirt, including a demo, check out its official website at
While these projects represent several of the CNCF’s most important and influential offerings, these are still only a handful of the many projects within CNCF’s portfolio. Projects like
With backing by some of the biggest names in the industry, CNCF is changing the cloud native landscape by putting powerful development solutions into the hands of everyone.
For a full list of CNCF projects and more information on the organization and its mission, be sure to check out their official website at
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