What we're about

Our mission is to create and drive the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimized for modern distributed systems environments capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes.

Cloud native systems have the following properties:

(a) Container packaged. Running applications and processes in software containers as an isolated unit of application deployment, and as a mechanism to achieve high levels of resource isolation. Improves overall developer experience, fosters code and component reuse and simplify operations for cloud native applications.

(b) Dynamically managed. Actively scheduled and actively managed by a central orchestrating process. Radically improve machine efficiency and resource utilization while reducing the cost associated with maintenance and operations.

(c) Micro-services oriented. Loosely coupled with dependencies explicitly described (e.g. through service endpoints). Significantly increase the overall agility and maintainability of applications. The foundation will shape the evolution of the technology to advance the state of the art for application management, and to make the technology ubiquitous and easily available through reliable interfaces.

Upcoming events (3)

Rook: Open Source K8s Ceph Orchestration

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Building 12 Auditorium

In this talk, we will be introducing the Rook project to attendees of all levels and experience. Rook is an open source cloud-native storage orchestrator for Kubernetes, providing the platform, framework, and support for a diverse set of storage solutions to natively integrate with cloud-native environments. Rook turns storage software into self-managing, self-scaling, and self-healing storage services. It does this by automating deployment, bootstrapping, configuration, provisioning, scaling, upgrading, migration, disaster recovery, monitoring, and resource management. We will explore the benefits and use cases of Rook, and we will also walk through the architecture that the project is built on. Rook was accepted as the first storage project hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in January 2018. Thank you to Jared Watts, a Rook core developer, for volunteering to speak to us.

Crossplane: A Multi Cloud Control Plane


We'll be hosting the core developer for Crossplane, the open source multicloud control plane. It exposes workload and resource abstractions on-top of existing managed services that enables a high degree of workload portability across cloud providers. A single crossplane enables the provisioning and full-lifecycle management of services and infrastructure across a wide range of providers, offerings, vendors, regions, and clusters. Crossplane offers a universal API for cloud computing, a workload scheduler, and a set of smart controllers that can automate work across clouds.

Bridging the Gap to Serverless on Kubernetes

Intuit Inc

This month, we're lucky to have Cody Hill, a Lead Cloud Architect at Platform9 where he works on Fission, an open source serverless stack. He'll be walking through the basics, features, and installation of a serverless cluster atop Kubernetes. Serverless computing allows application developers to push microservices into a cloud without the overhead of a virtual machine or even a container. While serverless does simplify the application developers job, it still requires an underlying container infrastructure. Kubernetes is the ideal underlying platform to run serverless. As part of this walkthrough, a MicroK8s cluster will be set up to support this serverless cluster. Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Unsplash

Past events (24)

Conquering your Kubernetes Fears

Intuit Inc

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