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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is releasing its second Project Journey Report for the graduated project: Envoy, a network proxy that was designed by Lyft and released as open source in 2016. 

Its first Project Journey Report was for Kubernetes, which was also the first project to graduate from the CNCF. 

Envoy is typically used along with deployments of Kubernetes and other cloud-native technologies. It is also used sometimes in non-cloud environments. 

“When I started Envoy 4.5 years ago, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the state of the project today,” said Matt Klein, engineer at Lyft and creator and maintainer of Envoy. “The growth of the community and the rapid uptake of the technology within the industry has been truly astounding. Envoy is now widely used throughout the world by all major cloud vendors, countless small, medium, and large organizations, and numerous vertical products that have chosen to build on top of Envoy as a platform. I’m excited to see what the next 4.5 years brings.” 

Projects built on top of Envoy include Cloud Foundry, HashiCorp Consul, Gloo, and Istio.

Envoy joined the CNCF in 2017, and since then it has seen over 1.7K contributors, over 10.3K code commits, over 5.7K pull requests, over 51K contributions, and 176 contributing companies. 

“We’re thrilled that Envoy has come so far in three years and that CNCF has been able to positively impact that growth in the past two years of our collaboration with the Envoy community. Even better, we strongly believe Envoy’s growth has only just begun,” the CNCF said. 

The Project Journey Report shows that the project has seen a 600% increase in contributors since joining the CNCF.