Alibaba Cloud Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as Gold Member

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a Gold Member to help advance cloud native adoption in global markets.

“We are thrilled to have Alibaba Cloud, an active member of the container community, become a Gold Member of CNCF,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The company’s global presence from a cloud provider perspective will help CNCF to capitalize on the growing international market – attracting contributors from around the world and benefiting our technology project portfolio.”

alibaba cloudCloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The CNCF would host critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Since CNCF was founded, Alibaba Cloud has been contributing code to projects under its umbrella, like Kubernetes and containerd. Now, as a Foundation member, Alibaba Cloud plans to integrate relevant CNCF projects into its own products – equipping its developers and customers worldwide with “agile” architecture and “dynamic” applications.

“Alibaba Cloud is a keen advocate for a cloud native ecosystem that promotes open source technologies and service standardization,” said Tang Hong, Chief Architect at Alibaba Cloud. “We offer a cloud native environment that enables micro-service architecture, which is revolutionizing the way applications are deployed and managed,” “We look forward to contributing to the CNCF community by adopting technologies developed through CNCF projects, contributing code to the projects and collaborating with fellow members.”