Amazon Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation to Support Containers Development
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Rajat Kabade

Amazon has joined Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the consortium formed ins support of containers in the world. The company has cleared its roadmap about Kubernetes with the move.  


Amazon has come on the board of CNCF as a platinum member. The company has committed to invest money and resources in advancements of the container. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud business unit of Amazon has already made major investments in container tech thought ECS service.  


The VP of cold architecture strategy at AWS, Adrian Cockcroft will be joining the governing board of CNCF. Amazon has resolved some serious questions about its agenda with this move. A lot of industry experts predicted that AWS will not commit to a common standard for container orchestration. While Kubernetes can run on AWS, it was still unclear if the company would follow the de-facto standard for managing Kubernetes project.  


Allowing something to run on your platform is very different than committing to actively support Kubernetes. AWS will spend a lot of efforts in convincing customers to adopt to Kubernetes projects initiated and managed by the company. AWS is also pushing its EC2 container orchestration product.  


In the official announcement, Cockroft said that AWS is interested in participating in the Containerd project. The project is a key piece of infrastructure donated by Docker to CNCF. The project is a public base for container development. The company is also working on the Container Networking Interface (CNI). CNI is likely to be the basis for all container-based networking on AWS.  


The company might bolster the support for Kubernetes since its using the service via clusters of machine images running on EC2. The announcement by Crockroft makes it clear that the company is more interested in leveraging the available opportunities to propose existing and future AWS open source projects to be incubated by CNCF.