The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has been launched by The Linux Foundation to advance the state-of-the-art for building cloud native applications and services, allowing developers to take full advantage of existing and to-be-developed open source technologies. Cloud native refers to applications or services that are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled and micro services-oriented.
Founding organizations of the foundation include IBM, along with AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks.
"Growing, maintaining and rapidly expanding container and micro-service based applications across multiple clouds is a challenge without standards,” said Dr. Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology. "The creation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation reaffirms IBM's long standing commitment to community driven open source answers to tough problems and we look forward to making contributions in support of containers and other open technologies as we deliver class leading container services through our Bluemix infrastructure."
For more information about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, go here.