Nevada company Switch SUPERNAP joins AT&T, Google, Twitter and others as a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, announced the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
This new organization aims 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 include AT&T, Box, Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, Twitter, Univa, VMware and Weaveworks. Other organizations are encouraged to participate as founding members in the coming weeks, as the organization establishes its governance model.
“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will help facilitate collaboration among developers and operators on common technologies for deploying cloud native applications and services,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “By bringing together the open source community’s very best talent and code in a neutral and collaborative forum, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation aims to advance the state of the art of application development at Internet scale.”
“These are exciting times in the evolution of more agile IT environments and Switch is dedicated to ensuring the industry adopts the most innovative standards to operate by,” said Jason Mendenhall, EVP of Cloud, Switch SUPERNAP. “We are thrilled to be partnered with the other members of the Foundation to advance the building and operations of cloud native applications and services.”