The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a San Francisco-based organisation aimed at sustaining containers and microservices architectures, has secured 30 new members, including Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, and Qualcomm.
The new members are all at the silver level, while six other companies have joined at the end user member and end user supporter level, including GitHub, Reddit, and The Wikimedia Foundation.
Membership had been swelled in the past few months with the arrival of major cloud providers such as Microsoft in July, Amazon Web Services in August, and Oracle in September, all at platinum level. The membership now comprises 20 at platinum, including all the largest cloud vendors.
The foundation cited a statistic from 451 Research which predicts the global DevOps and microservices market is set to reach $10 billion by 2021 ‘positioning cloud native technologies for rapid adoption.’ The previous addition of the hypervendors can also be seen as an affirmation of the technology’s potential. Oracle described Kubernetes and Prometheus as ‘critical parts’ of theirs and their customers’ development toolchains, while Microsoft said joining CNCF was ‘another natural step’ on its open source journey.
“CNCF is thrilled to welcome our many new members from around the world in diverse industries, including financial leaders like Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in a statement. “CNCF has now crossed over the 100 member mark in less than two years since we started, including the six largest public cloud providers.
“As our membership base diversifies, the ecosystem benefits from broader input, contributions and financial support to fuel more rapid adoption of cloud native computing,” Kohn added.
Writing for this publication earlier this month, cloud automation and managed services provider Logicworks noted how financial companies are leading the way in Docker implementation. “As public cloud platforms continue to evolve their container support and more independent software vendors enter the space, expect ‘canonical’ Docker security methods to change rapidly,” the company wrote.
“Nine months from now or even three months from now, a tool could develop that automates much of what its manual or complex in Docker security. When enterprises are this excited about a new technology, chances are that a whole new industry will follow.”
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