CNCF’s mission to ‘get the code out’ makes end users a priority at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 202
The pandemic has brought native cloud into the mainstream, accelerating the adoption of digital commerce across industries and businesses, from neighborhood mom-pop stores to global mega-businesses. It’s more than a change of surface; companies traditionally identified as part of the automotive, transportation or even finance sectors now have software as their core.
“The dynamics have really changed,” said Brian Gracely, senior director of product strategy at Red Hat Inc. OpenShift. “[Enterprise] looked at Silicon Valley for years, and now they’re modeling it… it’s really, really interesting in terms of the extent to which all this software devouring the world is materializing in each industry.
RedHat Inc.’s State of Enterprise Open Source report painted a picture of the steadily increasing use of open source software in the enterprise. Among the information technology leaders surveyed for 2021 report, 90% say they have adopted open source software for their business, with most being used in key areas of infrastructure modernization, application development and digital transformation.
“Open source is a cornerstone of technology today,” said Lars Cromley, Technology Fellow at Deloitte Consulting LLP at CUBE. “Open source is in the DNA of the modern Internet.”
From May 4 to 7, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, will virtually welcome adopters and technologists from leading open-source and cloud native communities. During the event, theCUBE, the live streaming studio of SiliconANGLE Media will discuss corporate IT infrastructure, Kubernetes, open source and the advancement of native cloud computing. (* Disclosure below.)
Open Source keeps pace with global change
At the center of this cloud-native appeal is the open-source community. And at the center of the community is the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which houses the Kubernetes container orchestration system. It’s fair to say that without containers there would be no cloud. And it was Kubernetes that became the model for the widespread adoption of cloud computing technology.
Ninety-three percent of respondents to the “CNCF survey 2020”Said they use containers in production, with 83% specifying using Kubernetes. This marks a 300% increase in container adoption in the five years the foundation has been tracking usage statistics.
“Since its introduction, Kubernetes has opened new doors for enterprise developers building for the cloud. For developers tasked with rapidly innovating and building applications that enable digital transformation, open source container platforms, such as Kubernetes, can help reduce vendor blockage and make it easier to move applications from an environment. to another for the teams ”. Jason mcgee, IBM Cloud vice president and technical director at IBM, told auCUBE in a statement explaining the technology’s benefits for the business.
Kubernetes brought the company to open source, but with 21 press releases beneath his belt, the “new shine” has started to fade and end users are exploring the larger world of cloud-native innovation. With regard to open source, “the participation of end users in traditional enterprises is at an all time high”, according to John furrier, co-founder of SiliconANGLE Media Inc. and host of theCUBE. This validates the continued success of the CNCF mission “To make native cloud computing ubiquitous.”
“This choice to be on open source is a choice to keep pace with global innovation”, Hillery hunter, vice president and chief technology officer of IBM Cloud at IBM, says theCUBE at this week’s Red Hat Summit. “It’s a choice to take advantage of capabilities that are portable, and it’s a choice to have flexibility in deployment.”
Over the past year, market conditions have moved rapidly from ramp-up to close. Agility is the new ‘essential’ attribute for surviving in a constantly changing environment, according to 87% of those surveyed in April 2021 global survey sponsored by the BizOps Coalition. Only open source, with its associated ethos of fast, fair, strong, clear, scalable and platform independent, can keep pace.
The company joins ‘Team Cloud Native’
Adopting technology is one thing; moving from a static timeline of set milestones to the freewheeling, fast and flexible world of open source is another.
“[Enterprises] have great tech chops, but they don’t always understand the nuances and dynamics of open source. They’re used to having their own proprietary internal stuff, ”Gracely told CUBE in a interview earlier this week.
With more than 145 end user members At the end of 2020, the CNCF has the largest end-user participation of any open-source foundation. And it continues to grow.
According to Gracely, companies often turn to Red Hat for advice, not on technology adoption, but on how to be good administrators in the open source community. They ask, “How can we create our own internal open-source office and get this group to work with communities?” he said.
While Red Hat and all the other CNCF members are happy to share their experiences and best practices with newcomers, there is nothing quite like spending time with friends and getting into everything. which is open and cloud native. This is why the CNCF encourages the whole community to come together when and as it can.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon takes place twice a year – in North America and Europe. This year’s European conference is open for virtual participation.
End-user perspective is essential for innovation
Thanks to the pandemic, participant demographics may be less developer biased than in the past, with “a ton of new businesses and contributors” entering the community thanks to the COVID pandemic’s push towards remote operations. This means that the focus of the event will be less on the “Kube” than on the “CloudNative”, with the end user perspective brought to the fore.
Another area of growth is the number of new projects that have been created.
“A thousand flowers are blooming, and we’re probably going to see half a dozen new communities coming out of this one really strong one, and you know the trends around those are going to accelerate,” Gracely predicted.
Innovation does not happen in a vacuum, and the contribution of end users about their problems to be solved and potential new use cases help steer innovation in the right direction. No matter how good a project is, if it does not meet a market need, its adoption will be slow to non-existent. At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in December 2020, 45% of participants were end users and 31% of sessions came from end-user companies. This year’s European event could beat that, showing that the end user is now at the center of the open-source conversation.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe livestream
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is a live streamed event, with additional interviews to be broadcast on theCUBE. You can register for free here to access the live event. In addition, you can watch the CUBE interviews here on request after the live event.
How to watch theCUBE interviews
We provide you with different ways to watch the live coverage of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, including the CUBE dedicated website and Youtube channel. You can also get all the coverage of this year’s events at Silicon ANGLE.
TheCUBE Insights Podcast
SiliconANGLE also offers podcasts of archived interview sessions, available on itunes, Stitcher, and Spotify, which you can enjoy on the go.
Guests who will be interviewed on theCUBE during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe include Ricardo Rocha, computer engineer at CERN; Jasmine James, manager of engineering efficiency at Twitter; Stephen Augustus, head of open source at Cisco Systems; Ali Golshan, senior director of global software engineering at Red Hat; James Labocki, senior director of product management at Red Hat; and Ruchir Puri, IBM Fellow and IBM Research Chief Scientist at IBM.
Visit thecube.net for a full list of speakers.
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe. Neither Red Hat Inc. nor the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, theCUBE event coverage sponsors, nor other sponsors have control editorial on content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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