Salesforce joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)


Salesforce has announced that it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is the open-source organization behind plenty of projects including Kubernetes, one of the most popular container orchestration tools.

We already wrote a lot about both the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as well as Kubernetes, both of which have support for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Cisco, Dell EMC, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware, Google Cloud, IBM, Docker, Huawei, Intel, Redhat, Samsung and others.

In case you missed it before, Kubernetes, which was originally developed by Google, is described as an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications, or simply a container orchestration platform. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Kubernetes currently holds over 70 percent of the container orchestration market.

In its cloud computing market predictions for the next year, Forrester, one of the influential research and advisory companies have already said that Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance.

With Salesforce, which is a Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor, joining the list of members supporting the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), it is both obvious that Kubernetes and cloud computing are a focus of Salesforce’s future plans.

In the blog post, Mark Interrante, SVP Engineering at Salesforce, said that Salesforce is experienced with open source projects and it is seeing the same dynamic with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and its projects like Kubernetes, Prometheus, Linkerd, gRPC, and Istio.

He also added that Salesforce has already started to adopt many CNCF technologies, including Kubernetes.

It is obvious that joining the foundation as a gold member is a logical step forward and will give Salesforce a better way to get closer to some of those technologies and become an active participant.


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