Some time ago, one of the biggest doubts of managers of small and large companies was: what is cloud computing? It's 2015 and a lot has changed. The old questions of “will I or will not go to the cloud” have become “when and at what pace are you going to adopt it”. The success of this technology is such that, today, its adoption is no longer seen as a simple infrastructure improvement initiative, but as a repositioning strategy for any company in the market .

Therefore, most of the largest companies in the information technology and online services industry, such as Cisco, IBM, Intel and Ebay, joined forces to create the Cloud Native Computing Foundation , which aims to seek a way to help standardize applications that run in the cloud. The work will not only improve the developer experience, but will also overall application agility Below, learn about the objectives of the foundation, as well as the benefits it will generate:

The purposes of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Today, the development of cloud-native applications, that is, applications or services based on containers, dynamically programmed and oriented towards the architecture of micro services, allow companies to scale their businesses quickly. However, this work is very intensive, and requires them to assemble a team of specialists to integrate technologies and keep them all up and running. The group intends to facilitate this process both for operators and for companies , through the alignment between technologies and platforms.

According to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, “The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will help facilitate collaboration between developers and operators on common technologies for deploying applications and services in native clouds. By bringing together top talent and an open source community in a neutral, collaborative forum, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation aims to advance the state of the art of developing applications at scale on the Internet.”

The foundation includes big names in the technology industry such as Cisco, Cloud Foundry Foundation, AT&T, Box, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Goldman Sachs, Google, Huawei, CoreOS, Cycle Computing, Docker, eBay, Huawei, Mesosphere, Intel, Joyent , Kismatic, Red Hat, Switch SUPERNAP, VMware and Weaveworks, Univa and Twitter. For Dave Ward, Cisco CTO and Chief Architect, "Efforts aimed at simplifying and improving the global developer experience, such as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, are a big step forward."

“We are excited to be a part of this initiative, which provides new technologies and innovation for developers ”, he adds. One of the first software packages being managed by the foundation is Kubernetes, a system designed by Google for managing a large number of virtual containers. Kubernetes shows that the future of the enterprise application is not based on private code, but on applications born in the cloud and driven by open innovation.

The benefits for companies and developers

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation plans to create and drive the adoption of a new set of container technologies that are inspired by Internet-scale computing and driven by the technical community and the end user. This work paves the way for faster code reuse, providing greater machine efficiency, cost reduction and increased overall application agility . Another benefit is the generation of a “neutral zone” for software management, in which, through the addition of a group that helps with code management, companies now have the necessary security to develop software packages that are not controlled by only one supplier.

How do you think this new group will help drive alignment across cloud technologies and platforms? What other benefits will it bring to companies and developers? Leave your opinions, ideas and questions in the comments!

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Sky.One Team

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