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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 recap: Day 1

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 is underway this week in Austin, and the CoreOS team is on the scene to participate. As a Diamond Sponsor of this year's event, we couldn't be more thrilled with the turnout of attendees and their vibrant energy.

This has been a big week for us, with the announcement of Tectonic 1.8 with Open Cloud Services. We're looking forward to continuing the excitement throughout the event.

The growth and momentum at KubeCon is testament to the rising importance of Kubernetes and containerized infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. CoreOS is in Austin at Booth D2 to help enterprises learn how they can adopt these technologies for their long-term infrastructure strategies securely, reliably, and with maximum manageability.

Wednesday morning highlights

KubeCon is the flagship event held by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and among the news from CNCF executive director Dan Kohn's Wednesday keynote address were some membership updates for that organization. DevOps vendor JFrog and Chinese internet giant Baidu joined as a Gold members; Alibaba Cloud increased its membership to Platinum; and a whopping 31 new members joined at the Silver level. As a founding member of CNCF, we welcome all these companies' participation in this thriving community.

Once again, CNCF offered Diversity Scholarships, including free admission to KubeCon and a travel stipend of up to $1,500, aimed at supporting those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities. CoreOS's Erica Von Buelow (@evonbuelow) participated in the Diversity Scholarship committee for this event, which issued scholarships totaling $250,000 – the highest sum yet.

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CoreOS alongside other Diversity Committee representatives on the keynote stage at KubeCon.

KubeCon co-chair Michelle Noorali announced that the containerd container runtime has hit version 1.0.0. We've been anticipating this, and you can read some thoughts about how the proliferation of runtimes affects Kubernetes and Tectonic users here.

Also hitting v1.0 are the Fluentd logging system and the Jaeger tracing backend, both projects managed by CNCF. In all, CNCF is now home to 14 open source projects.

Kausal's Tom Wilkie gave a shout out to Prometheus 2.0, which shipped in November. CoreOS's Fabian Reinartz (@fabxc) was a major contributor to this effort, and you he explains the significant performance increases in a blog post. Following the morning keynotes, CoreOS's Frederic Branczyk (@fredbrancz) participated in a salon-style talk with other members of the Prometheus community to discuss further.

Intel's Imad Sousou announced Kata Containers, a new project hosted by the OpenStack Foundation that combines containers with virtualization to allow users to deploy containers quickly and securely at all levels of trust. CoreOS is proud to support this promising project.

And, as further testament to the continued momentum of containers and Kubernetes throughout the industry, Netflix and AWS both gave presentations discussing how they're building on these and other technologies to enable cloud-native applications.

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The CoreOS team is on hand at Booth D2 to answer your questions.

What does this mean for you? Come visit us!

CoreOS is proud to represent Kubernetes and its related projects to help make containerized infrastructure enterprise-ready. If you're attending KubeCon this week, be sure to stop by Booth D2 to learn more about Tectonic, Open Cloud Services, and all the other exciting developments going on at CoreOS. Our team of experts – from our leaders serving on the CNCF governing board, to the engineers leading many different projects and Kubernetes SIG groups – are in attendance.

Coming up on Thursday, December 7:

  • CoreOS's Erica Von Buelow will participate in a podcast during a pancake breakfast sponsored by The New Stack. Come get your dual fix of Kubernetes and maple syrup starting at 7:45 a.m. CT.
  • At 4:35 p.m. CT, Brian Redbeard (@brianredbeard) will hold a talk about running Kubernetes in multi-cloud environments.

On Friday, December 8: