Topic: cncf

CNCF and Linux Foundation announce the Prometheus Certified Associate exam

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and The Linux Foundation today announced their new exam to test foundational knowledge and skills using Prometheus, the Prometheus Certified Associate exam (PCA).  The PCA is a pre-professional certification intended for engineers or application developers that have an interest in observability and monitoring within the Prometheus ecosystem.  The exam … continue reading

Istio applies to join the CNCF

The service mesh Istio has officially applied to become a part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).  Istio is the most popular service mesh according to a recent CNCF survey. The project maintainers have stated they’re excited about this move and to work with the CNCF community on service mesh and networking.  “Istio is … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Karmada

Karmada is an open-source project that provides orchestration capabilities for Kubernetes.  It consists of three main parts: an API server, a controller, and scheduler. The API server offers a REST endpoint for resource templates and policies. Controller creates Kubernetes resource by watching resources in the API server and then communicating with the underlying clusters. And … continue reading

Report: Majority of companies use up to nine different tools for observability

A majority of companies are struggling with tool sprawl when it comes to observability. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in partnership with the Observability Technical Advisory Group, recently released the results of its microsurvey on cloud native observability, and found 72% of respondents reported using up to nine different tools geared at logging, metrics, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CoreDNS

CoreDNS is an open-source DNS server that offers chaining of plugins. Individual plugins are used for tasks like Kubernetes service discovery, Prometheus metrics, rewriting queries, or serving from zone files.    Other key capabilities include signing zone data on-the-fly, load balancing, enabling zone transfers, caching DNS responses, and serving as a proxy to forward queries to … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Argo

Earlier this month, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that the Argo project had seen 115% year-over-year growth, according to the results of its annual survey.  In addition to this growth, the CNCF explained that Argo is one of the highest velocity projects in the organization.  Argo provides a set of tools for running … continue reading

Report: Kubernetes is “crossing the chasm” into mainstream adoption

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has deemed 2021 as the year Kubernetes “crossed the chasm” into mainstream adoption. This is based on insights from its 2021 Annual Survey, such as the finding that 96% of organizations are using or evaluating Kubernetes.  Kubernetes has seen particularly high growth over the past year, and now has … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cilium

This week’s highlighted project is one of the newest additions to the CNCF. Last week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2021, the foundation announced that its Technical Oversight Committee had voted to accept Cilium as an incubating project.  Cilium provides networking, security, and observability for cloud native environments. It also provides load balancing between application workloads.  … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: CNCF End User Technology Radar on DevSecOps, Cymulate’s new security updates, and Barracuda email protection updates

The CNCF has announced the release of its End User Technology Radar on DevSecOps, which provides recommendations on emerging technologies. It groups technologies into three categories: Assess, Trial, and Adopt. The Assess category includes Cilium, Harness, Sonatype Nexus, HashiCorp Sentinel, GitHub Actions, Linkerd, and Trivy. XRay is in the Trial category. Adopt includes technologies such … continue reading

Crossplane accepted as Incubating project at CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that the Kubernetes control plane Crossplane has been accepted as an Incubating project. “Kubernetes and cloud native projects have demonstrated that multi cloud innovation is possible and truly a reality in manproduction environments,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of CNCF. “The industry is ready for cross-cloud managed services … continue reading

wasmCloud joins CNCF as Sandbox project

The WebAssembly pioneer Cosmonic today announced that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted its universal application runtime for building cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can run anywhere as its latest Sandbox project.  The key features of the runtime called wasmCloud include faster development time and lower lifetime maintenance, high portability, near-native performance, a … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: MicroK8s

MicroK8s allows for low-ops, minimal production Kubernetes for devs, cloud, clusters, workstations, edge and IoT.  It is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) certified upstream Kubernetes deployment that runs entirely on your workstation or edge device. The project automatically chooses the best nodes for the Kubernetes datastore, and when a cluster database is lost, another … continue reading

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