Cloud Native Computing Foundation picks Kubernetes as its first container

Linux Foundation-supported CNCF wants to spur adoption of more open source cloud apps

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has plumped for Google’s Kubernetes as its first containerisation technology.

The CNCF, which only formed in December with the support of Linux Foundation, said Kubernetes will be the first of many open source projects that it plans to adopt.

Kubernetes, which Google devised as a piece of open source container orchestration software, includes apps, services, cluster management, network storage, performance features.

Alexis Richardson, chair of CNCF’s technical oversight committee, said the organisation’s acceptance of Kubernetes’ should help establish its reputation as a non-profit group driving development of cloud-native apps.

“The acceptance of Kubernetes is a first step in establishing the CNCF as an organization that supports leading cloud-native projects of production quality," Richardson said.

"But this is just the start. The future of cloud-native will involve many projects and use cases, which we look forward to advancing."

In fact, Kubernetes should be followed by many more open source technologies being adopted by CNCF, as it moves to improve adoption of cloud-native apps and containers.

“Our remit is broad and we encourage applicants across the spectrum of cloud-native, containers and microservices technology,” a CNCF statement read.

Kubernetes’ IP will now be transferred to the CNCF, which will begin working with the Kubernetes community on a project governance model.