The launch of Arm Neoverse was a foundation for cloud to edge infrastructure. Arm has significantly increased its investment in the Cloud Native ecosystem. After joining the Cloud Native Foundation in February 2019, this week we are moving a step further increasing our participation to become Platinum member.
Arm has been active in the cloud native community for some time with projects like Fluentd that are developed by Arm Treasure Data. The project graduated in April this year and has seen a wide adoption by enterprise customers. Contributions grow steadily with more than 900 contributed plug-ins and over 100K downloads a day. Arm is also actively contributing to projects such as Kubernetes, Containerd, Envoy, Vitess, Etcd, Helm, Rook. This is to enable multi-architecture with Arm support. We are also actively involved with some of the incubating and sandbox projects relating to edge and networking (KubeEdge, Virtual Kubelet Kubernetes for example).
We made several announcements at our last developer conference to better enable cloud native. We introduced Project Cassini, an industry initiative that is focused on ensuring a cloud native experience across a diverse and secure edge ecosystem. As well as a Platform Abstraction for SECurity (PARSEC) to enable different root of trust service implementations to be targeted and used at different points of a developer life cycle.
At KubeCon NA, Arm is present along with some of our ecosystem partners who showcase their solutions, including:
Arm has been collaborating with CNCF community and Packet to enable CI for cloud native projects, checking that they build across multiple architectures and provide visibility. The cncf.ci dashboard tracks build and run status of upstream projects. They start with graduated projects and adding new projects over time. The Vulk team are presenting this work in an introduction session on Tuesday 19th and a deep-dive session on Wednesday 20th.
In complement to this, we recently highlighted some collaboration with our ecosystem partners to deliver significant advancements in the CI/CD ecosystem on Arm. These include:
LF Edge and ETSI MEC are organizing a Hackathon on 18 November, 2019. Micro-MEC focuses on Smart City use cases. This uses ETSI MEC compliant interfaces and leverage the OpenFAAS serverless platform. The Akraino software stack is based on trusted computing solutions, from trusted hardware to secure networking and signed containers.
There is a growing interest in Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs) as evolution of VNFs, building on Kubernetes facilities. CNCF launched a new Telecom User Group for service providers and their vendors to speak of the adoption of cloud native technologies. Packet provides bare metal hosting facilities for this activity. A deep-dive CNF session is organized on Thursday 21st.
Please come and visit us at Booth #S18 if you would like to contact us or are interested in finding out more.