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Etcd Joins CNCF’s Growing Cache of Open Source Projects

December 11, 2018 / Dan Meyer

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) – purposefully or not – used the opening keynote at this week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 event to tout just how big of an organization it has become.Liz Rice, technology evangelist at Aqua Security, headed up the keynote proceedings that were dominated by updates on some of the now 32 CNCF projects. These included Prometheus, Containerd, Helm, and Envoy. Those projects live in three different tiers under the CNCF umbrella: Graduated, Incubating, and Sandbox.That list’s newest member was added today as etcd slid under that umbrella as an Incubating project. Etcd is the primary storage location for Kubernetes and needs to be established before Kubernetes can be run on a system.Etcd was initially developed by CoreOS in 2013 and used as a container orchestration system before taking on its current job within the Kubernetes ecosystem.