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Why the Cloud-Native Market is Expanding at KubeCon

December 11, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

The KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America event is a beacon for news, with vendors showcasing their wares and making multiple announcements.KubeCon + CloudNativeCon runs from Dec. 11 -13 and has brought 8,000 attendees and over 187 vendors in the exhibit hall. Kubernetes itself is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is also the home now to 31 different open-source cloud projects.In this eWEEK Data Point article, we look at the major areas of innovation and new services announced at the conference. The CNCF itself continues to expand with new projects joining the foundation and existing projects providing new milestone updates. Among the new project that announced they are becoming part of the CNCF is the etcd distributed key value store, which is a foundational element of Kubernetes. The etcd project was started by CoreOS, which was acquired by Red Hat for $250 million on Jan. 30.