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Announcing New Course: DevOps and SRE Fundamentals-Implementing Continuous Delivery

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 21:26

 

SAN FRANCISCO, August 14, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that enrollment is now open for the new DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery eLearning course. The course will help an organization be more agile, deliver features rapidly, while at the same time being able to achieve non-functional requirements such as availability, reliability, scalability, security, etc. 

According to Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, “The rise of cloud native computing and site reliability engineering are changing the way applications are built, tested, and deployed. The past few years have seen a shift towards having Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) on staff instead of just plain old sysadmins; building familiarity with SRE principles and continuous delivery open source projects are an excellent career investment.”

The open containers ecosystem with Docker and Kubernetes at the forefront is revolutionizing software delivery. Developed by Gourav Shah, founder of the School of Devops, the DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261) course introduces learners to the fundamentals of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) within an open container ecosystem. The course takes a project-based approach to help learners  understand and implement key practices. 

Software Developers– will learn how to deliver software safer, faster and reliably 

Quality Analysts– will learn how to set up automated testing, leverage disposable environments, and integrate it with CI tools such as Jenkins and Docker

Operations Engineers, System Administrators, DevOps/SRE practitioners-will learn how to reliably deploy software and securely manage production environments.

Build and Release Engineers– will learn how to deploy software safely and continuously.

DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery teaches the skills to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, and tools such as git, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and Spinnaker. 

This video-based course teaches the following:

  • What Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery is and why they are needed
  • How the container ecosystem is revolutionizing software delivery and the role played by Docker and Kubernetes
  • How to use Git and GitHub for revision control and to support collaborative development
  • How to install and configure Jenkins as a Continuous Integration platform
  • How to write a pipeline-as-a-code using a declarative syntax with Jenkinsfiles
  • How to create and enforce development workflows as code reviews
  • How to standardize application packaging and distribution with Docker and Docker Registry
  • Continuous Deployment and Delivery, and how they compare with Continuous Integration
  • How to use Kubernetes to deploy applications with high availability, scalability and resilience
  • How to use Spinnaker to set up multi-cloud deployment pipelines
  • How to safely release software with Blue/Green, Highlander, and Canary release strategies.

The 2018 Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and the Linux Foundation highlighted the strong popularity of DevOps practices, along with cloud and container technologies. DevOps skills are in high demand, and DevOps jobs are among the highest paid tech jobs. This online eLearning course allows participants to be at the forefront of revolutionary technology advancements and ahead of the learning curve. 

DevOps and SRE Fundamentals – Implementing Continuous Delivery is available for $299. Visit here to learn more details.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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The Linux Foundation Announces Full Agenda for Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 02:00

Premier open source event showcases existing and emerging technologies across tech sector and brings together open source and community visionaries in Lyon, France

SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2019 – The Linux Foundation today announced the session line-up for its Open Source Summit Europe, the leading conference for open source developers, architects and other technologists and a hotbed for emerging technologies, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The event takes place October 28-30 in Lyon, France.

Open source software and technologies are a leading indicator of where companies are investing resources for technology development. By bringing the latest open source projects and leading technologists together in one place, the event becomes a forum for defining and advancing technology development in the years ahead.

“From embedded Linux systems to cloud computing to emerging technologies in urban computing, among others, Open Source Summit covers the most relevant open source projects and technologies today,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “This event brings together the brightest technologists in one place to advance and sustain open source for all.”

Session Highlights Include:

  • The State of Kubernetes Development Tooling – Ellen Körbes, Garden (Cloud Infrastructure)
  • Open Source Collaboration and Companies: Finding the Right Balance – Dawn Foster, Pivotal (TODO/OS Program Management)
  • The Unified Tracing Platform – Steven Rostedt, VMware (Linux Systems)
  • Machine Learning Models and Datasets Versioning Practices and Tools – Dmitry Petrov & Ruslan Kuprieiev, Iterative AI (AI)
  • Flash Subsystems Status Update – Richard Weinberger, Sigma Star GmbH & Miquèl Raynal, Bootlin (Embedded Linux)
  • Sequencing Your Own OSS License Compliance Initiatives for Maximum Momentum During OSS Development – Wendy Freedman, 20th Century Fox (Automating Compliance)
  • Verifying Device Identity with TPMs – Matthew Garrett & Brandon Weeks, Google (Security & Safety)
  • From an Idea to a Patch in the Linux Mainline – Marta Rybczynska (Embedded Administration)
  • Introduction to Kubernetes Operators and The Operator Framework – Matt Dorn & Michael Hrivnak, Red Hat
  • Introduction to JanusGraph – Jason Plurad, IBM (Project Highlights)
  • Data-Driven Tools for Decision Makers in City Planning – Talia Kaufmann, Northeastern University/OECD (Urban Computing)
  • Seven Hard Truths About Open Source Community – Karen Chu & Matt Butcher, Microsoft (Growing & Sustaining OS Communities)
  • Opening the Echo Chamber: Inclusivity in the Real World – Laura Hilliger (Diversity & Inclusion)
  • A Dive into Zephyr Device Driver Model – Tomasz Bursztyka, Intel (IoT)

Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe is made possible by Diamond Sponsor Intel, Platinum Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation and IBM, and Gold Sponsors Civil Infrastructure Platform, Codethink, Nutanix, Red Hat and VMware.

Discounted registration of $800 is available through August 15. Students and academics, as well as hobbyists, are also eligible for special rates. Diversity and need-based scholarships are available. Members of the media can contact Andi Lustak (andi.lustak@gmail.com) for complimentary press passes.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Additional Resources

The Linux Foundation Event Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUeelICQ2U)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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2018 Open Source Jobs Report

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 05:38
Open Source Talent in Demand,
With Linux Back on Top

Read the results from our survey of 750+ hiring managers, and 6,500 open source professionals

Wealth of Opportunities for Skilled Open Source Professionals

Developed in partnership with Dice, we share the latest trends in open source careers, which skills are in demand, what motivates open source job seekers, and how employers can attract and retain top talent.

Key Findings

  • Hiring open source talent is a priority for 83% of hiring managers, an increase from 76% in 2017.
  • Linux is back on top as the most in-demand open source skill category, making it required knowledge for most entry-level open source careers.
  • Containers are rapidly growing in popularity and importance, with 57% of hiring managers seeking that expertise, up from only 27% last year.
  • There’s a gulf between the views of hiring managers and IT pros on the effectiveness of efforts to improve diversity in the industry.
  • Hiring managers are moving away from hiring outside consultants, and opting to train existing employees on new open source technologies and help them gain certifications.

Share your learnings and comments on the Open Source Jobs Report by using the hashtag #OSSJobs.

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Keynote Speakers Announced for the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 23:00

Premier open source event showcases existing and emerging technologies across the tech sector and brings together open source and community visionaries in Lyon, France

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2019 – The Linux Foundation today announced the keynote speakers for its Open Source Summit Europe (OSSEU), the leading conference for open source developers, architects and other technologists and a hotbed for emerging technologies, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The event takes place October 28-30 in Lyon, France.

Open source software and technologies are a leading indicator of where companies are investing resources for technology development. By bringing the latest open source projects and leading technologists together in one place, the event becomes a forum for defining and advancing technology development in the years ahead.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Deborah Boyer, Project Manager, Civic Applications Team, Azavea
  • Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Responsible AI, Accenture
  • Oliver Fink, Director, HERE XYZ, HERE Technologies and Urban Computing Foundation TAC Member
  • Dirk Hohndel, Vice President, Chief Open Source Officer, VMware
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kernel Developer, Fellow, The Linux Foundation and Linux Kernel Maintainer
  • Priyanka Sharma, Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Board Member
  • Katie Shaw, Stakeholder Manager, Open Apparel Registry
  • Imad Sousou, Corporate Vice President, General Manager, System Software Products, Intel Corporation
  • Linus Torvalds, Fellow, The Linux Foundation and creator of Linux and Git
  • Yvonne Wassenaar, Chief Executive Officer, Puppet

“Open Source Summit Europe has garnered a reputation for hosting one of the world’s largest regional open source communities and showcasing technologies in their infancy that evolve to become the fabric of our lives,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “The keynote lineup really represents this focus and will offer some leading indicators for where to apply resources in the months ahead.”

Open Source Summit Europe is made possible by Diamond Sponsor Intel, Platinum Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation and IBM, and Gold Sponsors Civil Infrastructure Platform, Codethink, Nutanix, Red Hat and VMware.

Discounted registration of $800 is available through August 15. Students and academics, as well as hobbyists, are also eligible for special rates. Diversity and need-based scholarships are available. Members of the media can contact Andi Lustak (andi.lustak@gmail.com) for complimentary press passes.

Additional Resources
The Linux Foundation Event Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUeelICQ2U)

About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Amazon Web Services, RodeoFX, and MovieLabs Join Academy Software Foundation

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 15:40
Academy Software Foundation Announces Amazon Web Services as a New Premier Member

Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join as General and Associate members

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Amazon Web Services has joined the Foundation as a Premier member, Rodeo FX as a General member, and MovieLabs as an Associate member.

“We are pleased to welcome Amazon Web Services as a new Premier member. Many open source projects and developers rely on cloud services from AWS for content creation and production. We look forward to their contributions as our projects continue to evolve and grow,” said David Morin, Executive Director of Academy Software Foundation. “We are also excited to have Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join our community. Rodeo FX has a deep expertise in visual effects and developing artist-driven tools that will be beneficial as our Foundation continues to grow. MovieLabs has a history of bringing together studios and tech companies to develop common technology goals, which aligns with our goal of driving collaboration and shared development of open source technologies across the motion picture and media industries.”

Launched last August at SIGGRAPH 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

“Our membership has almost doubled since we launched the Academy Software Foundation a year ago, and we’re grateful that both studios and software vendors are seeing the value in having a neutral home for collaboration and shared development of open source software,” said Rob Bredow, SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, and Governing Board Chair of Academy Software Foundation. “Amazon Web Services, Rodeo FX, and MovieLabs are welcome additions to our community, and we look forward to their contributions as we continue to grow.”

SIGGRAPH 2019 Open Source Day
All SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees are invited to “Open Source Day,” hosted by Academy Software Foundation on July 30 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The event is a full day of Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions focused on open source projects used for visual effects, animation, and image creation – Academy Software Foundation, OpenVDB, OpenCue, OpenEXR, Rez, OpenTimelineIO, ACES, OpenColorIO, Open Shading Language, and MaterialX. Additional details are available here.

 Member Quotes:

“AWS is excited to be joining the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to help support open standards in the visual effects and animation industry. With a variety of workloads from Media & Entertainment customers already running on AWS, we look forward to contributing to ASWF projects and initiatives to help studios continue their success using open source technology and open standards effectively on the cloud.”

  • Will McDonald, Principal Product Manager, AWS Thinkbox, Amazon.com Services, Inc.

“Rodeo FX is excited to be joining the Academy Software Foundation and further supporting its commitment towards the advancement of open-source software in the visual effects industry. Our work relies heavily on the ability to share between different studios, multiple vendors, and across a variety of software and platforms. Open standards makes this type of collaboration possible and allows our artists to focus less on technical hurdles and more on the creative challenges of bringing the best image to the screen. We look forward to working with the Academy Software Foundation and its members to help shape the future of open-source software in our industry.”

  • Jordan Soles, VP Technology and Development, Rodeo FX

“MovieLabs believes that the future of content creation lies in software-defined workflows for image and sound creation and rendering. Open source software, like the VFX Reference Platform, has proven immensely valuable to our industry in establishing common tools and formats. We’re excited by the opportunity to work with the Academy Software Foundation to enable new forms of content production and distribution.”

  • Jim Helman, Chief Technology Officer, MovieLabs

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About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenColorIO, OpenCue, OpenEXR, and OpenVDB.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Academy Software Foundation
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Netflix Joins the Academy Software Foundation

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 15:37

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Netflix has joined the Foundation as a member.

The Academy Software Foundation also announced today that OpenTimelineIO has been accepted as a Foundation-hosted project and is one of the first projects Netflix will contribute to as a member of the Foundation. Initially created by Pixar Animation Studios, OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) is an Open Source API and interchange format that facilitates collaboration and communication of editorial data and timeline information between a studio’s Story, Editorial, and Production departments all the way through Post-Production. You can read more about the announcement here.

“Netflix’s deep expertise in streaming media needs no introduction, but it is lesser known that Netflix also has a strong commitment to open source software, having open sourced many projects already, and contributing to many more” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome Netflix into our community, and we look forward to their involvement and contributions to ASWF projects, including OpenTimelineIO, which we are pleased to announce is now a Foundation project.”

Erik Strauss, Netflix Director of Post-Production Engineering, said: “We’re thrilled to join the Academy Software Foundation and look forward to extending our collaboration with peers and partners on innovative software projects, such as OTIO, which are the cornerstone of digital production.”

“We are pleased to see Netflix join the Academy Software Foundation. As a founding member, we have watched the Foundation’s projects flourish with the support of the community, which is why we submitted OpenTimelineIO to the Foundation,” said Guido Quaroni, Vice President of Research and Development at Pixar. “Netflix has been an active contributor of OpenTimelineIO, and we look forward to their continued support and collaboration as a Foundation member.”

Launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Open Source Day
All SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees are invited to “Open Source Day,” hosted by Academy Software Foundation on July 30 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The event is a full day of Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions focused on open source projects used for visual effects, animation, and image creation – Academy Software Foundation, OpenVDB, OpenCue, OpenEXR, Rez, OpenTimelineIO, ACES, OpenColorIO, Open Shading Language, and MaterialX. Additional details are available here.

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 About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenColorIO, OpenCue, OpenEXR, OpenTimelineIO, and OpenVDB.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Media Inquiries
Emily Olin
Academy Software Foundation
eolin@linuxfoundation.org

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OpenTimelineIO Becomes Fifth Project Hosted at Academy Software Foundation

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 15:34

Created at Pixar Animation Studios, OpenTimelineIO is an open source interchange format for editorial timeline information

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that OpenTimelineIO has been accepted by the Academy Software Foundation’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) as the fifth Foundation-hosted project.

Initially created by Pixar Animation Studios, OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) is an Open Source API and interchange format that facilitates collaboration and communication of editorial data and timeline information between a studio’s Story, Editorial, and Production departments all the way through Post-Production. Since 2016, there have been eleven OTIO releases with contributions from many studios and vendors including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Netflix. It has been used in production for films including Coco, Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4.

“Picture-less data produced by editorial departments is very useful across the pipeline. We developed OpenTimelineIO to provide an open source alternative to proprietary formats and enable our community to easily and efficiently interchange editorial timelines,” said Guido Quaroni, Vice President of Research and Development at Pixar. “As an Academy Software Foundation project, we hope OpenTimelineIO can help facilitate content creation within the motion picture and other similar industries.”

OTIO makes it easier to build tools that use editorial timeline information, filling a gap in film production pipelines that was previously underserved by similar, proprietary technologies. It supports clips, timing, tracks, transitions, markers, and metadata in an API that is easy for studios to integrate with their tools and for vendors to integrate with their software. Use cases include tracking shot length changes, providing context shots in dailies, communicating shots added or removed, conforming new renders into a cut, and dealing with picture-in-picture shots.

“OpenTimelineIO is quickly becoming a part of an industry standard editorial pipeline, both within and between animation studios, visual effects studios, and third-party vendors,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. “With the support of the broader Academy Software Foundation community, we hope the ecosystem of third-party tools that support OpenTimelineIO will grow, making it easier for users to integrate it into their pipelines.”

Erik Strauss, Netflix Director of Post-Production Engineering, added “collaborating with a diverse community of creative partners and service providers demands a precise and uniform way to store and exchange the relationships between media assets in a timeline. We are excited to be able to contribute to OTIO as an opportunity to improve the interchange of this essential production data, and standardize its authoring for our community of filmmakers. As an active OpenTimelineIO contributor, we are very excited to see it become an Academy Software Foundation project, and as a new Foundation member, we look forward to working with the rest of the community to grow the project.”

The Academy Software Foundation will maintain and further develop the project with oversight provided by a technical steering committee. OpenTimelineIO joins OpenColorIO, OpenCue, OpenEXR, and OpenVDB as projects in the incubation stage at the Academy Software Foundation. All newly accepted projects start in incubation while they work to meet the high standards of the Academy Software Foundation and later graduate to full adoption. This allows the Academy Software Foundation to consider and support projects at different levels of maturity and industry adoption, as long as they align with the Foundation’s mission to increase the quality and quantity of contributions to the content creation industry’s open source software base.

Developers interested in learning more or contributing to OpenTimelineIO can sign up to join the OTIO mailing list or attend the OpenTimelineIO Meet-Up at SIGGRAPH 2019 on Tuesday, July 30, from 1-2pm in the JW Marriott, Diamond Ballroom 7-10. The OpenTimelineIO Meet-Up is part of the Academy Software Foundation’s “Open Source Day” on July 30, a full day of Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions focused on open source projects used for visual effects, animation, and image creation. Additional details are available here.

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About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenColorIO, OpenCue, OpenEXR, OpenTimelineIO, and OpenVDB.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Media Inquiries
Emily Olin
Academy Software Foundation
eolin@linuxfoundation.org

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The Linux Foundation and LF Networking Announce Full Agenda for Open Networking Summit Europe

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 23:00
  • Industry’s Premier Open Networking Event to Feature Talks from AT&T, Charter Communications, China Mobile, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, ETSI, Huawei, Orange, Verizon and more 
  • 100+ sessions featuring 150+ expert community speakers addressing AI & Machine Learning; Cloud Native Networking; Edge & IoT, Enterprise IT; and 5G, Network Automation & DevOps

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced the session line-up for Open Networking Summit Europe, taking place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. The event features cross-industry speakers from AT&T, Bell Canada, Cisco, China Mobile, CNCF,  Dell Technologies, Deutsche Telekom, doc.ai, Ericsson, ETSI, Huawei, Intel, Loodse,  Nexomo, Nokia, Nutanix, Orange, Red Hat, Supergiant, Swisscom, TATA Communications, Telecom Italia, VMware, Vodafone, Vulk Coop, and more.

“We are pleased to welcome an impressive line-up of speakers from a diverse roster of organizations to the ONS Europe stage this year, said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation.  “Open networking now has touch points all across the industry from cloud native to 5G to AI, edge, IoT, machine learning and more and is the place to be for the latest in open network innovation and knowledge-sharing.”

The industry’s premier open networking event, Open Networking Summit (ONS) enables innovation and collaborative development across enterprises, service providers, cloud providers, and more. The event offers a venue for discussing the future of open networking with a focus on integration with adjacent technologies such as  5G, SDN/NFV, VNF/CNF, Cloud Native Networking, Network Automation, Edge, AI, and Access and IOT. Following 2018’s inaugural event outside of North America, ONS Europe 2019 continues to provide expanded opportunities for more individuals to share, learn and collaborate on these important and emerging technologies.

Featured Keynote Speakers not previously announced include:

  • Dr. Junlan Feng, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute
  • Lincoln Lavoie, Senior Engineer and Industry Lead for the Executive Steering Body, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)
  • Bill Ren, Chief Open Source Liaison Officer & General Manager, ICT Infrastructure Open Source, Huawei
  • Luis Jorge Romero, Director-General, ETSI
  • Jason Shepherd, Chief Technology Officer, IoT & Edge Computing, Dell Technologies
  • Lance Tatman, Director, Measurement Analytics and Software, Keysight Technologies
  • Mohammad Zebetian, Senior Director of Datacenter Network and NFV Architecture, Charter Communications

The community-curated schedule will feature sessions from industry-leading technologies spanning a range of relevant topics, including:

  • AI & Machine Learning
    • Network Traffic Analytics through Accelerator and SmartNIC at Edge – Yuming Ma & Mrittika Ganguli, Intel Corporation
    • Towards Open Network Intelligence – Faseela K, Ericsson & Frederick Kautz, doc.ai
  • Edge & IoT
    • Your Path to Edge Computing – Akraino Edge Stack Update – Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T & Tina Tsou, Arm
    • OSF Edge Computing Activities – Building a Solid Foundation – Beth Cohen, Verizon; Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation; Gergely Csatari, Nokia; and Chris Price, Ericsson
  • Cloud Native Networking
    • ONAP Native VNF Onboarding with NETCONF / YANG – Sharing of Learnings by Working with ONAP Fundamentals – Marc Fiedler, Deutsche Telekom
    • Embracing Cloud Native on the Path to 5G – Taylor Carpenter, Vulk Coop; Frederick Kautz, doc.ai; Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation; Lincoln Lavoie, University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab; and Rabi Abdel, Vodafone
  • Enterprise IT
    • Driving to the Edge: How Open APIs and Open RAN will Transform Ordinary Parking Lots into Dynamic Data Centers – Natasha Tamaskar, Radisys
    • Running VM Workloads Side by Side with Container Workloads – Sebastian Scheele, Loodse
  • 5G, Network Automation & DevOps
    • Experience for Bringing up 800 Nodes NFV Cloud Using AUTO in China Mobile – Qiao Fu, China Mobile 
    • Extendable Workflow for ONAP Service Orchestrator – Seshu Kumar Mudiganti, Huawei & Alexis de Talhouët, Bell Canada
  • Developer Unconference and Meetups

Conference Registration is $1000 through July 28, with additional registration options available, including: $275 Hall Passes; $600 Day Passes; and $500 Student Passes.  Non-profit and group discounts are available as well; please see the event registration page for details.  Members of the Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation Projects receive a 20 percent discount on all registration fees; contact events@linuxfoundation.org to request a discount code.  Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are currently being accepted; for information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Open Networking Summit Europe is made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsor Ericsson; Platinum Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Huawei, and OpenTAP;  Gold Sponsor Red Hat; partners DevOps.com, Enterprise Networking Magazine, IIOT Connection, SDxCentral, TechGenez, The New Stack, and Women Who Code; and additional Silver and Bronze sponsors. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here.  

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Jill Lovato at jlovato@linuxfoundation.org.

Additional Resources 

About The Linux Foundation 
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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The Linux Foundation
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Fujitsu and GE Research Join LF Edge as Premier Members to Propel Open Source Innovation at the Edge

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:00

Global cutting-edge organizations join LF Edge to participate in edge innovation, impacting future of networking and IoT

TOKYO — Open Source Summit Japan —  July 18, 2019 LF Edge, an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, today announced Fujitsu, a leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, and GE Research, GE’s innovation powerhouse where research meets reality, have joined LF Edge as Premier members.

“We are pleased to welcome Fujitsu and GE Research as the newest Premier members of LF Edge,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Automation, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation. “Their expertise across technology sectors and experience in delivering leading products, solutions, and research at the forefront of the industry will be instrumental in helping the LF Edge community establish a common platform for edge computing.”

Launched in January of this year,  LF Edge is initially comprised of five projects – including Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, Home Edge, Open Glossary of Edge Computing, and Project EVE –  that will support emerging edge applications across areas such as non-traditional video and connected things that require lower latency, and  faster processing and mobility. By forming a software stack that brings the best of cloud, enterprise and telecom, LF Edge is helping to unify a fragmented edge market around a common, open vision for the future of the industry.

“Edge computing is critical to unlock innovative ICT applications and use cases promised by 5G.  Fujitsu views LF Edge as the most comprehensive and active open community addressing edge framework,” said Hatsumi Iino, senior director, Strategic Planning unit, Fujitsu Limited. “Fujitsu is committed to using and contributing to open technologies, and looking forward to working with the LF edge community on customer and societal challenges.”

“GE Research has been a strong adopter of Linux technologies and leader in driving Edge Computing capabilities,” said Joel Markham, chief engineer, GE Research. “We are excited to join LF Edge and continue that work while collaborating on resources and sharing assets across organizations and industries.”

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. The company uses its experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society.  

GE Research is GE’s innovation powerhouse where research meets reality.  It’s a world-class team of 1,000+ scientific, engineering and marketing minds (600+ Ph. Ds), working at the intersection of physics and markets, physical and digital technologies, and across a broad set of industries to deliver world-changing innovations and capabilities. To learn more, visit https://www.ge.com/research.

Fujitsu and GE Research join a growing roster of 70+ current members, which includes existing Premier members Aricent, Arm, AT&T, Baidu, Dell EMC, Dianomic Inc., Ericsson, HP Inc., HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, inwinStack, Juniper Networks, MobiledgeX, Netsia, Nokia Solutions, NTT, OSIsoft, Qualcomm Technologies, Radisys, Red Hat, Samsung Electronics, Seagate Technology, Tencent, WindRiver, Wipro, and  ZEDEDA. A full list of LF Edge members can be found here: https://www.lfedge.org/members/

More details on LF Edge, including how to join as a member, and details on specific projects, are available here: www.lfedge.org.

Upcoming Events

LF Edge will host a workshop discussing how LF Edge and its projects are working together to create a common framework for edge computing, onsite at Open Source Summit North America, August 21-23 in San Diego, Calif. More details on the “State of the (LF) Edge” workshop are available here. 

The LF Edge community will also be onsite at Open Networking Summit (ONS) Europe, September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. The event features an entire track dedicated to Edge & IoT and will also include edge-related keynote presentations. Register before July 28 to save $800. 

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EdgeX Foundry Announces Production Ready Release Providing Open Platform for IoT Edge Computing to a Growing Global Ecosystem

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 00:00

  • Enables IoT digital transformation for Enterprise, Industrial, Retail and Consumer
  • Supports complementary products and services from global open ecosystem including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs
  • Deployed in many end user projects; EdgeX also collaborates with IIC on AI testbeds and is the foundation for the Open Retail Initiative (ORI)

SAN FRANCISCO  July 11, 2019EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge IoT computing independent of hardware, silicon, application cloud, or operating system, today announced the availability of its “Edinburgh” release. Created collaboratively by a global ecosystem, EdgeX Foundry’s new release is a key enabler of digital transformation for IoT use cases and is a platform for real-world applications both for developers and end users across many vertical markets. EdgeX community members have created a range of complementary products and services, including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs and plug-in enhancements for device connectivity, applications, data and system management and security.

Launched in April 2017, and now part of the LF Edge umbrella, EdgeX Foundry is an open source, loosely-coupled microservices framework that provides the choice to plug and play from a growing ecosystem of available third party offerings or to augment proprietary innovations. With a focus on the IoT Edge, EdgeX simplifies the process to design, develop and deploy solutions across industrial, enterprise, and consumer applications.

The fourth release in the EdgeX roadmap, Edinburgh offers a stable API baseline for the standardization of IoT edge applications that future-proof IoT investments by fostering an ecosystem of interoperable microservice-based capabilities and decoupling investments in edge functionality in areas such as connectivity, security and management from any given backend application or cloud. The EdgeX framework is designed to facilitate the secure deployment and management of devices and applications at the edge to accelerate time-to-market and enable new data-based services and capabilities such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

“Since its launch, EdgeX Foundry has experienced significant momentum in developing an open platform that can serve as the industry framework for IoT and edge-related applications,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “EdgeX Foundry is one of the anchor projects for LF Edge and Edinburgh release is a major step in unifying open source frameworks across IoT, Enterprise, Cloud and Telco Edge.”

“Having started the EdgeX movement with a small team at Dell before contributing the code to the Linux Foundation, it’s certainly amazing to see the traction we’ve gotten through open, vendor neutral collaboration in a few short years,” said Jason Shepherd, former chair of the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board and IoT and Edge CTO, Dell Technologies. “It’s a testament to the power of the network effect in the open source community which ultimately enables developers to focus on value rather than reinvention.”

Edinburgh is Ready for Production Deployment

EdgeX Foundry’s community adoption continues to accelerate. Currently, there are more than 100 unique contributors to the project and code downloads are approaching 5,000 a month at a 75% month-to-month growth rate. Momentum is expected to continue with EdgeX’s Edinburgh release and rapidly growing commercial support in the ecosystem.

Key features for this release include:

  • Stability: Stable API’s protecting future investment and supporting future long term support
  • Connectivity: More SDKs for north and southbound connectivity and a wider range of standard connectors
  • New Features: Significant new features, including binary data support, database swapability and improved APIs to help facilitate management/monitoring capability
  • Global Support: Support from the global EdgeX Foundry ecosystem – as well as the broader LF Edge umbrella community – that offers a range of complementary products and services

“With this EdgeX Edinburgh release, we will radically change how businesses develop and deploy IoT edge solutions,” said Keith Steele, chair of the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and CEO of IOTech. “Edinburgh is a significant milestone that showcases the commercial viability of EdgeX Foundry and the impact that it will have on the global IoT edge landscape.”

Learn more about documentation, a new use case and the technical details for the Edinburgh release on the EdgeX website.

Market Utilization of EdgeX Foundry

Since the project inception, there have been tens of thousands of trials and pilot deployments of the EdgeX framework in the field and many of these are converting to production with the Edinburgh release. Several organizations already provide commercial solutions based on EdgeX, with many others folding it into their product roadmaps. For example:

  • Edge Xpert: From IOTech Systems, Edge Xpert uses the latest stable release of EdgeX Foundry to create a commercially supported solution from the baseline open source technology. IOTech will also soon announce hard real-time extensions to EdgeX.
  • MFX-1 IoT Edge Gateway: From Mainflux, the MFX-1 IoT Edge Gateway based on the EdgeX Foundry framework, is an edge computing solution supported with the EdgeFlux application for gateway management. Integrated with Mainflux IoT Cloud Platform it provides comprehensive Cloud /Edge IoT System.
  • NetFoundry Ziti Edge: NetFoundry’s Ziti Edge provides programmable, software-only “Northbound” connectivity for EdgeX Gateway applications and services. Based on Zero Trust security principles, with integrations for HW root of trust based identity and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), Ziti Edge delivers secure “Silicon-to-Cloud” connectivity, using any Internet connection, while keeping both sides of the connection “dark” to the Internet.
  • VMware Supports EdgeX: Developers who deploy any combination of EdgeX Foundry and/or Project Photon OS with VMware Pulse IoT Center can receive support from VMware for both Pulse IoT Center and EdgeX open source software. When used with Pulse IoT Center’s device management capabilities, open source tools such as EdgeX offer developers increased control over how, when, and where they run their applications and manage their data.

The EdgeX framework is also being leveraged in various industry collaborations. For example, in collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) EdgeX is used as the foundation for the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence (OMPAI) testbed which explores the application of AI and industrial internet technologies, deployed from the edge to the cloud, to optimize automotive manufacturing processes.  EdgeX is also the foundation for the Open Retail Initiative (ORI) which has the goal of facilitating open innovation within the retail/commerce space.  Work for the ORI is manifested within the Commerce Working Group in the EdgeX project and initial target use cases include computer vision-assisted advanced loss prevention.

Planning Ahead

Later this summer, the first EdgeX Foundry ecosystem hackathon will be hosted in the Bay Area. This initial event will be tied to the Commerce Working Group, hosted by Intel within the EdgeX project, with various award categories for implementation of the EdgeX framework in retail use cases. The best all-around winner will get to showcase their solution at future LF Edge or EdgeX Foundry events. Details will be available in late July via the EdgeX website, email list and Slack channel.

Additionally, LF Edge will host a workshop entitled “State of the (LF) Edge” on August 20 in San Diego, Calif., co-located with  Open Source Summit North America (August 21-23).  More details are available here.

For more information about LF Edge and its projects, visit https://www.lfedge.org/

Support from Contributing Members and Users of EdgeX Foundry

  • “EdgeX Foundry is the key component of Beechwoods IoT gateway solution that allows our customers to engage confidently in edge computing technology. With the Edinburgh release, this solution will be ready to transition from customer engagement to product deployment.” – Brad Kemp, President, Beechwoods Software

 

  • “The Edinburgh release of EdgeX Foundry brings much needed standardization and stability for edge computing in production environments through an open source, common framework. The availability of the EdgeX Foundry snap enables developers an easy path to getting started with EdgeX Foundry, and benefit from confinement, easy integration into their own infrastructure, and automatic updates. In addition, this release introduces new device snaps providing integration with MQTT and ModBus.”- Loic Minier, IoT Field Engineering Director, Canonical

 

  • “As EdgeX Foundry reaches maturity with the Edinburgh release, CloudPlugs is excited to also announce the integration of the CloudPlugs IIoT platform with the open EdgeX ecosystem. CloudPlugs IoT is a robust backend to deploy, orchestrate and manage EdgeX-compliant devices and micro service-based applications, as well as to manage and visualize field data. The EdgeX framework provides new levels of flexibility in field-level interoperability and the combination of EdgeX with CloudPlugs IoT delivers a powerful, end-to-end software and service stack to digitize assets and to deploy commercial and industrial IoT solutions at scale.” – Jimmy Garcia-Meza, CEO, CloudPLugs Inc.

 

  • “EdgeX Foundry provides an important software platform standardizing on the south bound IoT device connectivity and northbound data storage connectivity and allows vendors to plug-in their core IoT capabilities in between. FogHorn is aligned with this data ingestion and publication standardization and will continue to collaborate as appropriate.” – Sastry Malladi, CTO, FogHorn

 

  • “The EdgeX platform offers HMS Networks a path to quickly build Industrial IoT solutions by providing predefined set of services for I/O functionality. HMS has created a J1939 service for EdgeX platform to help simplify IoT solutions for the commercial vehicle telemetry market. Ultimately, the EdgeX platform will significantly reduce the R&D investment required to create a majority of the Industrial IoT applications required in the market today.” – Tom McKinney, Director Engineering Services and Business Development, HMS Networks

 

  • “EdgeX Foundry is an important project arriving at the right time. It promises to connect devices to capabilities, and then get out of the way so you can run containerized workloads to generate insights, run model scoring, or detect anomalies… all at the edge. IBM is collaborating with EdgeX Foundry as part of our hybrid cloud strategy to help enterprises unlock the value of data from on-premises to the cloud to the edge.” – David Boloker, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

 

  • “EdgeX Foundry’s open source platform enables the industrial software ecosystem to integrate rapidly with ioTium’s managed services converged infrastructure offering – it’s microservices framework with open APIs is a powerful driver in the fragmented Industrial Control Systems market. ioTium enables rapid scalable deployment of the EdgeX Foundry framework globally.”- Ron Victor, CEO, ioTium

 

  • “EdgeX Foundry provides an open framework for ease of design, development, & deployment at the Edge, while addressing stringent security, privacy & compliance requirements. NetFoundry added its vendor-agnostic, connectivity-as-code solution to  EdgeX in order to enable developers and integrators to get similar ease of use, security and performance for their northbound application connectivity to core, clouds and service meshes. With the release of the EdgeX Edinburgh release, the EdgeX Foundry developer community has all the tools needed to deliver on market needs and ensure secure, agile innovation at the Edge” – Galeal Zino, CEO, NetFoundry Inc.

 

  • “As Digital Transformation for IoT gathers momentum, companies are demanding the same reliability, performance and security at the edge as they are used to getting from their Cloud Computing stack. With this release, EdgeX with Redis Labs RedisEdge not only delivers upon those expectations, but provides an ecosystem of open source technologies and plug-ins such as Redis Modules that help developers innovate.” – Dave Nielsen, Head of Community and Ecosystem Programs, Redis Labs

 

  • “EdgeX Foundry addresses the problem of the license stack at the IoT Edge constantly increasing in cost by providing a well architected, high performance, open source platform that can be used for industrial solutions today.” Mike Malone, Vice President, Technotects, Inc.

 

  • “EdgeX Foundry’s global community ecosystem has experienced explosive growth, and the tangible advances delivered in the EdgeX Edinburgh release are exciting developments for edge computing. We fully support EdgeX Foundry’s goals to establish an open interoperable framework for edge computing to provide developers with increased control over how, when, where and with whom they run their applications and manage their data. We look forward to continuing our contributions to the EdgeX Foundry community and related efforts in fostering open industry-wide innovation such as the Open Retail initiative.” – Mimi Spier, Vice President, Edge and IoT Business, VMware

 

  • “ZEDEDA’s vision is to free cloud-native and legacy apps to run on any edge device anywhere in the world. This vision drives our support for EdgeX Foundry and its mission of promoting open interoperability between edge devices. We’ve made our virtualization solutions compatible with EdgeX releases because we believe they will have a central role in our industry’s future.” – Joel Vincent, VP Marketing, ZEDEDA

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Linux Foundation and LF Networking Announce Keynote Highlights for Open Networking Summit Europe

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 23:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2019 The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced the initial line-up of keynote speakers and panelists for Open Networking Summit Europe. The event takes place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium.  

Open Networking Summit (ONS) is the industry’s premier open networking event, enabling collaborative development and innovation across enterprises, service providers and cloud providers. The event provides a platform for discussing the future of Open Networking, including how networking and adjacent technologies like 5G, SDN/NFV, VNF/CNF, Cloud Native Networking, Network Automation, Edge, AI, Access and IOT, Access & IoT services. Following 2018’s inaugural event outside of North America, ONS Europe 2019 continues to provide expanded opportunities for more individuals to share, learn and collaborate on these important and emerging technologies.

Keynote speakers and panelists this year include:

  • Beth Cohen, NFV/SDN Product Strategist at Verizon
  • Melissa Evers-Hood, Senior Director, Google OS Division, System Software Products at Intel
  • Heather Kirksey, Vice President, Ecosystem & Community at The Linux Foundation
  • Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Philippe Lucas, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Architecture & Standardization at Orange
  • Roman Shaposhnik, Co-Founder & Vice President, Product & Strategy at ZEDEDA
  • Will Townsend, Senior Analyst, Carriers and Enterprise Networking, Moor Insights & Strategy & Forbes Contributor
  • Amy Wheelus, Vice President – Network Cloud at AT&T

Additional keynote speakers, as well as the full schedule of sessions, will be announced later this month on July 23rd.

Conference Registration is $1000 through July 28, with additional registration options available including $275 Hall Passes, $600 Day Passes, and $500 Student Passes.  Non-profit and group discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page. Members of The Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation Projects receive a 20% discount on all registration fees; contact events@linuxfoundation.org to request a discount code. Applications for diversity and needs-based scholarships are currently being accepted;  for information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Open Networking Summit Europe is made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsor Ericsson, Platinum Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Huawei, and Keysight Technologies as well as Gold Sponsor Red Hat. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here.  

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Jill Lovato at jlovato@linuxfoundation.org.

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ONAP Doubles-Down on Deployments, Drives Commercial Activity Across Open Source Networking Stack with ‘Dublin’ Release

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 23:58
  • Continued community expansion and alignment  make ONAP center of gravity among Members, End Users, SIs, Vendors, OSS groups, and SDO organizations 
  • Major blueprints and 5G features focused on global deployments and scale
  • ONAP now plays an integral role in compliance and verification program (OVP)Increased adoption and commercial ecosystem support reaches mainstream tipping point

San Francisco, July 9, 2019 LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced the availability of ONAP Dublin and the addition of six new members. ONAP’s fourth release, Dublin, brings an uptick in commercial activity –  including new deployment plans from major operators (including Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, and Telstra) and ONAP-based products and solutions from more than a dozen leading vendors – and has become the focal point for industry alignment around management and orchestration of the open networking stack, standards, and more. 

Combined with the availability of ONAP Dublin, the addition of new members (Aarna Networks, Loodse, the LIONS Center at Pennsylvania State University, Matrixx Software, VoerEir AB, and XCloud Networks) continues LFN’s global drumbeat of ecosystem growth for accelerated development and adoption of open source and open standards-based networking technologies. 

“It’s great to see such robust ecosystem growth with new deployments, new commercial adoption, and new members,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Orchestration, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation. “ONAP is now a focal point for industry alignment around MANO, conformance and verification, and standards collaboration. Dublin specifically brings 5G network automation for secure, standards-aligned global deployments on any cloud of any size or location.” 

“Beyond the technical accomplishments, Dublin highlights the maturity of our ONAP Community,” said Catherine Lefèvre, ONAP TSC Chair. “The relationship between carriers and vendors has grown even stronger through cooperation in many areas, including development, security and integration. For example, Swisscom and Samsung played significant roles in this release. Their collaboration with other carriers and vendors highlights the ‘innovate together’ spirit that prevails within the ONAP community. Swisscom drove the broadband service use case, collaborating with member vendors of the ONAP open source community in development and testing. Samsung performed penetration tests that identified new requirements that were taken up as a priority by the ONAP Security Subcommittee led by Orange.”

End-User Deployments Drive Commercial Activity with ONAP Dublin
Telcos and vendors alike announced new production deployments of ONAP during the Dublin release cycle. Major operators leverage ONAP to enhance consumer mobility services (AT&T) and monitor the quality of network management system access across several European countries (Orange). Concurrently, carriers including Bringcom, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, KT, Reliance Jio, Swisscom Turk Telecom,Telstra, and TIM conduct testing, PoCs, or trials that may result in additional production deployments by the end of 2019. 

On the vendor side, Aarna Networks, Amdocs, BOCO, Huawei, and ZTE announced a pure-play ONAP distribution or products based on ONAP. In addition, new demos and support services were made available by Accenture, Ampere, Arris, Ciena,  Ericsson, iconectiv, Netsia, Nokia, Pantheon, Ribbon, Rift, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro. 

The latest deployments signal ONAP’s continued growth among end users.

Additional updates in ONAP Dublin include:

  • New and Enhanced Blueprints:  
    • Dublin introduces a new residential connectivity blueprint, Broadband Service (BBS), to demonstrate multi-gigabit residential connectivity over PON using ONAP. 
    • The multi-release 5G blueprint adds enhancements to PNF support, performance management, fault management (PM, FM) monitoring, homing using the physical cell ID (PCI), and progress on modeling to support end-to-end network slicing in subsequent releases. 
    • The CCVPN blueprint now includes dynamic addition of services and bandwidth on-demand.
  • OVP Enhancements: In April, an expanded OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) was launched that includes VNF verification through publicly-available VNF compliance test tooling based on requirements developed within the ONAP community. While OVP checks against industry-wide requirements, it does not check VNF compliance against operator-specific requirements (e.g. VM flavors, dataplane acceleration technologies, and so on). For this reason, Dublin adds a Vendor Software Product (VSP) compliance check in SDC to fill this gap.
  • Standards Alignment: Illustrating the significance of ONAP both as a reference architecture and reference code for an automation platform, LF Networking collaborates with standards bodies (e.g. 3GPP, ETSI NFV ISG, ETSI ZSM ISG, MEF, and TM Forum) to provide reference architectures for standards development. (For more information on how open source and open standards are collaborating, watch this keynote panel discussion from Open Networking Summit North America). 

More details on ONAP Dublin are available at this link. ONAP’s next release, El Alto, is expected later this year and will include minor requirement updates focused on S3P, among other enhancements. 

New LFN Members

The newest LFN members will work alongside the 100+ existing member organizations to drive development, testing and implementation of LFN’s networking projects, including FD.io, ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, PNDA, SNAS, and Tungsten Fabric. Aarna Networks, Loodse, Matrixx, VoerEir AB, and  XCloud Networks join as Silver members while the LIONS Center at Pennsylvania State University is the newest Associate member. 

Upcoming Community Events

Open Networking Summit Europe, the industry’s premier open networking event enabling collaborative development and innovation across enterprises, service providers and cloud providers, takes place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. Early Bird registration runs through July 28th.

Support from New and Existing LFN  Members:

Aarna Networks
“5G and edge computing are a once in a generation disruption that will fundamentally transform enterprise and telecom networks. This new world will be software driven using technologies such as NFV, SDN, and cloud computing, and will require sophisticated orchestration, management, and automation,” said Amar Kapadia, co-founder at Aarna Networks. “By Joining LF Networking, we can collaborate more deeply with the ONAP community and related projects such as OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, and PNDA.”

AT&T
“The Dublin release represents a major leap forward in third-party vendor and carrier support of ONAP,” said David Lu, vice president, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T. “With more vendors now utilizing ONAP to offer new services and solutions, this latest release marks a tremendous win in ONAP’s platform strategy and in the continued effort to expand community and industry adoption. Additionally, the Dublin release not only provides many new automation features in support of the DevOps model, but also supports the TM-Forum Open API initiative and the BOS
Catalyst project, both of which demonstrate the success of the ONAP platform for industry mainstream automation and transformation.”

Huawei
“We are happy to see the release of the fourth version of ONAP, which is more mature and easier to deploy. The new use case of broadband service (BBS) which Huawei collaborated with Swisscom has once again proved ONAP’s powerful platform capabilities and wide adaptability. The telecom industry has taken a big step forward in building a unified network automation de-facto standard based on ONAP. We will continue to work with industry partners to make contributions to a more efficient, open and prosperous ecosystem for the network industry,” said Bill Ren, Chief Open Source Liaison Officer, Huawei

Loodse
“By joining LF Networking, we look forward to contributing to innovations in cloud native networking and bringing the communities together for mutual benefit,” said Sebastian Steele, co-founder and CEO, Loodse. “With our practical experience, we can help LF Networking to integrate a cloud native and Kubernetes perspective into its projects and find solutions for real-world use-cases. And, personally, I look of course forward to getting to know many members of the community at industry events.”  

MATRIXX Software
“MATRIXX is extremely pleased to join the LF Networking group at a time when cloud native network functions and open source are more important than ever for service providers,” said Marc Price, Global CTO of MATRIXX Software. “As a Silicon Valley based company committed to innovation and digital disruption, MATRIXX is uniquely positioned to aid LF Networking members as we advance a new generation of services inspired by web scale best practices.”

Nokia
“With ONAP Dublin release, Nokia has been driving ONAP support for 5G readiness and enhancing the service domains beyond the initial scope – towards 5G radio, edge cloud and fixed broadband. Supporting virtualized and physical network functions in all of these domains is key for managing and orchestrating networks and services end-to-end,” said Ron Haberman, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia Software. “The support of open source projects like ONAP, complementing and integrating with our commercial solutions, remains an integral part in Nokia’s overall portfolio strategy as an end-to-end solution provider. Consequently, openness, interoperability, and usability are key design principles we are pushing together with our partners in each release.”

Orange
“Orange strongly believes that ONAP is the solution to align industry for network automation” said Emmanuel Bidet, vice president of Orange Labs Networks on Core Networks, Automation and Security. Orange adopts a pragmatic step-by-step approach by deploying in production a subset of ONAP components to monitor the quality of network management system access in several European countries. Orange also setup a comprehensive 18 days ONAP training to facilitate ONAP adoption in the company. We also see significant move in the community to better align the priorities with the operational requirements. As a founding member of ONAP, Orange is still increasing its commitment  to ONAP evolution aligned with our business priorities. In addition to the community OpenLab platform used by 150+ users , Orange leads the ONAP security subcommittee and introduced a new chain tool to improve the ONAP CI/CD process. Orange is also acting to align ONAP with standardization bodies (TMF, ETSI/NFV, 3GPP …).”

Swisscom
“Open source software is in the core of most of Swisscom’s products and internal systems and platforms. We believe that the LFN projects, and especially ONAP, play a key role in making the telecom industry more open.” said David Pérez Caparrós, Lead DevOps Engineer, Swisscom. “At Swisscom, we strive for high levels of automation and seek for a more standardized way to build the next generation of our current net-near IT platforms. We are evaluating how ONAP can help us to achieve that goal. As a first step, the BBS (Broadband Service) use case leverages ONAP’s  automation capabilities to enable our customers to move their CPE with services automatically configured at the new location – this helps increase customer satisfaction, while reducing operational costs and complexity in IT procedures.”

VoerEir AB
“As networks transform to open source it is important that the industry come together to work collectively on clear technical demarcation points to reach the next level of maturity,” said Patric Lind CEO of VoerEir AB.  “We have, for the last few years, been active in the OPNFV, Open Networking Summit and other open source communities and are excited to take an even more active role. The maturity of open source changes the focus towards the areas of interoperability and production-grade networks where we believe VoerEir AB has a lot to contribute.”

XCloud Networks
“XCloud is excited to support LF Networking and work with the great minds moving the industry forward,” said Alex Saroyan, Founder & CEO, XCloud. “We strongly believe that the future data center will encompass, in part, the agility to enable the network to become a part of the computing fabric. After learning from customers for more than two years we are focused on bringing to market the tooling and service required to facilitate this change. By joining LF Networking we are hoping to meet the folks in the industry ready to deliver solutions in line with the vision established by the open networking community.” 

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Candera, IDW Technologies, Reutlingen University, T-Systems, and Wuhan Bluestar Technology join Automotive Grade Linux to Support Shared Technology Development for In-Car Technology

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 23:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3, 2019 — Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for connected car technologies, announces that Wuhan Bluestar Technology has joined as a Silver member, and Candera, IDW Technologies, Reutlingen University, and T-Systems have joined AGL as Bronze members.

“We are excited to expand our growing, global community with five new members,” said Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “We look forward to working with them as we continue to expand the AGL platform including instrument cluster, telematics and vehicle-to-cloud connectivity.”

AGL is an open source project at the Linux Foundation that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open, shared software platform for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving. Sharing a single software platform across the industry reduces fragmentation and accelerates time-to-market by encouraging the growth of a global ecosystem of developers and application providers that can build a product once and have it work for multiple automakers.

New Member Quotes:

Candera
“With CGI Studio we support TIER1s and OEMs worldwide in creating innovative GUIs like infotainment systems or digital instrument clusters while considering functional safety standards according to ISO26262. The open source approach of Linux perfectly matches with the open and continuous toolchain paradigm of CGI Studio, which can easily be integrated into existing workflows,” said Reinhard Füricht, General Manager, Candera. “We’re proud of being part of the Automotive Grade Linux and The Linux Foundation and looking forward to continuing our good cooperation as an official member.”

IDW Technologies
“IDW Technologies LLC focuses on developing proof of concepts and commercial concepts in the next-generation connected vehicles and building state-of-the-art products with solution-oriented services for automotive companies to better manage and utilize connected vehicles and next-generation infotainment applications,” said George Joseph, President, IDW Technologies LLC. “We are proud to be joining AGL to not only work extensively with open source software to produce cutting-edge products, but also to improve open source software so that future companies and human generations inherit better suitable environments for their inventions.”

Reutlingen University
“Reutlingen University of applied science has a very strong background on IT services and automotive solutions. Development of our own driving simulator and in-car services at the faculty of computer science has been going on for many years and we are looking forward to bringing our experiences and ideas to the AGL community,” said Prof. Marcus Schoeller of Reutlingen University. “Beyond our contributions to the AGL project, the AGL based prototype in our future mobility lab will be used for hands-on training and education of undergraduate and graduate students in various classes ranging from human machine interaction, software design and development in regulated domains as well as service provisioning and operation.”

T-Systems
“As part of the Deutsche Telekom Group, our agile teams deliver innovation with a short time to market. With our expertise in end-to-end solutions, we are glad to be a part of the Automotive Grade Linux community,” said Andreas Elberg, head of ATS @ T-Systems on site services. “In particular, we are more than happy to contribute with our excellent cloud and connectivity expertise, to build the connected car of the future,” added Tim Laine, program manager, T-Systems.

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About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)
Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. With Linux at its core, AGL is developing an open platform from the ground up that can serve as the de facto industry standard to enable rapid development of new features and technologies. Although initially focused on In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), AGL is the only organization planning to address all software in the vehicle, including instrument cluster, heads up display, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Automotive Grade Linux is hosted at the Linux Foundation. Learn more at automotivelinux.org.

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Linux Foundation Announces A New 5G Professional Certification

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 22:50

The world of technology is always changing and it moves fast. But today we’re undergoing one of the most significant technological shifts of the last 50 years.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new Business Implications and Strategy for 5G Professional Certificate program. Offered through the edX, the trusted platform for learning, this program will teach business managers what 5G is, what are the tools driving its evolution and how to implement a network architecture modernization strategy that enables business-wide digital transformation.

The transition to 5G will require a massive modernization of business networks that includes open source software and standards. This program will put business professionals ahead of the curve on emerging technology and business trends, enabling them to anticipate the needs of their employers.

“Earning the edX Professional Certificate in 5G, IoT and Machine Learning will give candidates a critical perspective on how these new technologies will change the business landscape and position them to be thought leaders in their organizations.”

— Clyde Seepersad, General Manager, Training & Certification, The Linux Foundation

In this program comprised of two online, self-paced courses, Business Considerations for Modernizing Networks for 5G, IoT and AI (LFS110x) and Open Infrastructure to Support the 5G Transition (LFS111x), students can expect to learn to:

  • Discern between the hype and real opportunities of 5G technologies
  • Understand how 5G will impact your business
  • Discover which open source technologies and standards are driving innovation for 5G and the technologies it will enable, namely AI and IoT
  • Learn what use cases apply to your business for optimizing customer experience and hyper-personalization and for improving operational efficiency and scalability
  • Discuss the first steps you can take to build and execute a transition strategy that prepares your business for the 5G future.

“We are excited to strengthen our partnership with the Linux Foundation and offer a Professional Certificate program in Business Implications and Strategy for 5G,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor. “At edX, we’re committed to providing learners with career-relevant education needed to succeed and advance in the most in-demand fields. 5G is a technology that is becoming increasingly critical across industries, and the Professional Certificate program delivers this critical knowledge in a flexible, affordable way.” 

Business Considerations for Modernizing Networks for 5G, IoT and AI (LFS110x) is designed to teach business managers what is 5G, what are the tools driving its evolution and how to implement a network architecture modernization strategy that enables business-wide digital transformation.

Open Infrastructure to Support the 5G Transition (LFS111x) provides an overview of why open source matters now more than ever in the wireless networking space and what technologies deserve your attention. Business managers will become knowledgeable about the open source infrastructure powering the future and how to leverage it for their business. 

Students may register for the professional certificate program for a price of $198. If courses are purchased individually, students may add a verified certificate for $99. Students can audit the courses for free for 14 weeks.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/linuxfoundationx-business-implications-and-strategy-for-5g

About The Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation and the GSMA Announce Partnership to Further Align NFVi Efforts

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 23:59

 

  • Open industry taskforce, working group established to help ecosystem move towards a common NFVi framework
  • Augments LF Networking’s compliance and verification program (OVP) with combination of NFVi, MANO (ONAP) & VNFs with OPNFV Test Automation 

 

San Francisco, June 27, 2019 LF Networking (LFN) and the GSMA today announced a partnership to create a common industry framework for Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi). Hosted by the GSMA and created with input from the Linux Foundation, the Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) will operate as an open committee responsible for creating and documenting a Common NFVi Framework. An industry-aligned NFVi framework helps accelerate deployment across the entire telecommunications stack, from infrastructure to Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). 

“Operators are undergoing a period of significant digital transformation by migrating their networks from a physical to a virtualized or cloud environment. However, this is a challenging and time-consuming process involving integrating multiple different vendors into a common infrastructure,” said Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA. “By following a common approach and framework, operators will vastly reduce the time and costs associated with integration and accelerate adoption and deployment.” 

“We are pleased to collaborate with the GSMA to simplify NFVi efforts across the industry,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Automation, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation. “CNTT is a key enabler for our OVP program that brings NFVi, ONAP, VNFs, and OPNFV initiatives together, helping accelerate deployments.” 

The CNTT will work closely with global service providers to define and create VNF reference architectures for NFVi (consisting of a global NFVi reference model, reference architecture, and global VNF certification lifecycle). The common NFVi reference architectures will be submitted to LFN for testing and verification via the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP). Open source, SDN/NFV/VNFs, and network automation have become de facto building blocks as the industry moves towards 5G. 

The CNTT will hold a face-to-face meeting, July 23-25 in Paris, to further discuss reference model development and analyze integration requirements with OPNFV projects, processes and procedures. Open to both carriers and vendors, anyone interested in joining the taskforce is welcome to attend. More registration information: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cntt-f2f/

For more details on the CNTT, please reference the “Creating a Common NFVI” presentation from Open Networking Summit North America 2019.  

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

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The Linux Foundation Will Host the Federated AI Enabler to Responsibly Advance Data Modeling

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:05

WeBank to contribute the Federated AI Enabler framework to the Linux Foundation and establish neutral community to oversee development

Shanghai – June 25, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced it will host the FATE (Federated AI Technology Enabler). It is a federated learning framework that fosters collaboration across companies and institutes to perform AI model training and inference in accordance with user privacy, data confidentiality and government regulations. 4Paradigm, CETC Big Data Research Institute, Clustar, JD Intelligent Cities Research, Squirrel AI Learning, Tencent and WeBank are among the first organizations committed to the new Foundation.

There are many challenges today in developing responsible AI models, ranging from safety, fairness and data protection. FATE allows developers and data scientists to work collaboratively across different data controllers to advance AI models in a trustworthy way that protects data by design and adheres to government requirements, such as GDPR.

“A secure computing framework is critical for developers who are using data and models to build the latest applications across financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and more,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “It is exactly this kind of work that is a natural fit for the support of the Linux Foundation and the global open source community.”

FATE is an open-source project initiated by WeBank’s AI Group to provide a secure computing framework for building the federated AI ecosystem. It implements a secure computation version of various machine learning algorithms, including logistic regression, tree-based algorithms, deep learning and transfer learning. For developers who need more than out-of-box algorithms, FATE provides a framework to implement new machine learning algorithms in a secure MPC architecture.

“We aim to build a Federated AI ecosystem based on federated learning and transfer learning, so that anyone can fully enable their data values and promote innovative applications,” said Tianjian Chen, deputy general manager of WeBank AI Group and advocate of the FATE project. “The Linux Foundation is the leader in neutral homes for this kind of work to flourish, grow and become the industry standard.”

Meanwhile, FATE provides a series of toolkits to address semi-black box experimentation, secure computation cost and lifecycle management issues of federated AI models.

For more information, please visit: https://FedAI.org

SUPPORTING QUOTES

The 4Paradigm
“The donation of FATE to Linux Foundation is a great leap towards to the popularization and general use of the FML and start the new era of fast iteration in FML with the strong support from Linux Foundation community,” said Yuqiang Chen, Co-founder and Chief Research Scientist, The 4Paradigm Inc.

CETC Big Data Research Institute
“For the current issues of “small data” and “data silos” that exist in most application scenarios, FATE, as an industrial-level federated learning framework, provides a comprehensive solution to solve these issues,” said Dr. Xu Cheng, the deputy director of General Technical Research Centre, CETC Big Data Research Institute Co. Ltd. “It can meet the requirement of data joint modeling and usage in the condition of satisfying security compliance, and further, expand and deepen the sharing and openness of government data.”

Clustar
“FATE offers the whole community a security computation tool to link the isolated data islands without violating data privacy,” said Prof. Kai Chen, Founder of Beijing Clustar Technology Ltd. “It makes use of homomorphic encryption to support various security federated learning algorithms like LR, Decision Tree, and deep learning. More importantly, FATE employs transfer learning to combine heterogeneous data with different feature spaces in a practical way.”

JD Intelligent Cities Research
“FATE is highly flexible for various federated modeling scenarios and can be easily deployed. The FATE framework also lowers the difficulty of FML prototyping and researchers can quickly design their own methods based on it,” said Dr. Junbo Zhang, Senior Researcher at JD Intelligent Cities Research. “Both the academic and industry are benefiting from the hard work of WeBank, and without them, the FML community could not be developing so fast.”

Squirrel AI Learning
“With the open platform of the Linux Foundation, we hope that more people will join in the development of the FATE project,” said Dr. Wei Cui, Chief Scientist of Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group.

Tencent
“As a pioneer in the federated learning field, a series of practices have been carried out in the financial field by the FATE team,” said Junyan Wu, Director of Tencent WSPD (Wireless Security Product Department). “In the future, we hope the FATE project could work with Linux Foundation to create a complete and fruitful federated AI ecosystem for all machine learning practitioners.”

About WeBank
Founded in 2014, WeBank is both the first privately-owned bank and the first digital-only bank in China. WeBank was built with technology at its core, and with technology as a key driver behind the bank’s development. As such, WeBank is committed to promoting innovative technologies. Since its formal launch, WeBank has already completed the construction of a comprehensive banking platform with self-owned intellectual properties, capable of handling high-volume, high-frequency transactions. WeBank is also the very first commercial bank to be recognized as a National High-tech Enterprise by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. WeBank strongly embraces the oft-stated ‘ABCD’ technologies (A.I., Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data) as its strategic focuses and is an active leader in their related researches and applications in the financial sector. For more information, please visit us at https://www.webank.com

About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam and Courses Are Now Offered Onsite in China in Local Language

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:32

SHANGHAI – June 24, 2018 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, China – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today is announcing the availability of Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam and corresponding Kubernetes Fundamentals course as in-country, instructor-led programs taught in Chinese.

According to a Cloud Native Computing Foundation survey, 44 percent of Mandarin respondents are deploying Kubernetes. There is great demand in China and the overall Asia/Pac region for training courses that will help developers accelerate their work with Kubernetes and associated technologies.

Since launching in 2017, the CKA exam has been taken by nearly 10,000 professionals around the world. Now it will be easier for Chinese users to take advantage of this offering with in-person instructors and in their local language. To register for the exam and courses, please visit: http://training.linuxfoundation.cn/

“The Kubernetes administrator courses and certified exam are among the most popular training courses we offer,” said Clyde Seepersad, general manager, Linux Foundation training. “We’re now able to make the courses and exam available in Chinese with in-country exam delivery and instructors, which we hope will increase access and opportunity to learn and apply one of today’s most relevant and pervasive open source technologies.”

The CKA exam allows users to demonstrate their competence in a hands-on, command-line environment. The purpose of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program is to provide assurance that CKAs have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes administrators. It is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple issues from a command line.

With the majority of container-related job listings asking for proficiency in Kubernetes as an orchestration platform, the CKA program expands the pool of Kubernetes experts in the market, thereby enabling continued growth across the broad set of organizations using the technology.

For those interested in taking the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam, you can learn more at: http://training.linuxfoundation.cn/

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About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Linux Foundation Board Elects Longtime Community Members to Chair and Vice Chair

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:29

The Linux Foundation today is announcing its new Board Chair Nithya Ruff and Vice Chair Wim Coekaerts, both of whom bring a long history of contribution, collaboration and developer advocacy to their new positions. Both existing board members, these new roles will allow them to deepen their stewardship and support for Linux and open source projects across industries.

Nithya’s passion for open source was ignited while at SGI in the 1990s. Since then, open source development and contribution have been the driving force in her career, and she has dedicated herself to developer and community advocacy and diverse open source contribution. She has founded open source program offices at companies like Western Digital and has led teams of product managers and developers across a variety of companies, building a world-class embedded Linux distribution and being on the founding teams of many open source projects and efforts. Today she is the head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office.

“It is an honor to be elected Chair of the Linux Foundation board to work with the global open source community, navigating and enabling the adoption of emerging and established open technologies,” said Nithya Ruff. “The combination of company and developer support for open source results in stronger and more sustainable open source communities. It takes an ecosystem to build open source, and I’m happy to be among so many who serve in this effort.”

Much of Wim’s career has been dedicated to working in the open source community to advance Linux in the enterprise. With a long history of managing engineering and developer teams at Oracle, Wim has been at the forefront of every major technical development in the enterprise for more than 15 years, and his personal experience contributing to Linux and the Linux kernel makes him a natural advocate and advisor for developers and technologists who are just beginning to contribute to Linux and other open source projects.

“The Linux Foundation has been doing a lot of important work in the open source community for many years. Whether it’s bringing important projects together, bringing developers and companies together or providing important services across all projects and programs, it has been a consistent steward for sustainable communities. As a long-time board member of the Linux Foundation, I am proud to have been elected Vice Chair and looking forward to working even closer with the community,” said Wim Coekaerts.

Nithya and Wim have been elected to these positions by board vote.

The Linux Foundation’s mission is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open collaboration to accelerate technology development and industry adoption. It expands the open collaboration communities it supports with community efforts focused on building open standards, open hardware and open data. The Linux Foundation is also dedicated to improving diversity in open source communities and working on processes, tools and best practices for security in open development communities.

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The Linux Foundation Announces Intent to Form New Foundation to Support osquery Community

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 23:00

Engineers and developers from Facebook, Google, Trail of Bits and more to help advance osquery through neutral forum

SAN FRANCISCO – June 18, 2019 –Facebook and the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced plans to create a new foundation for the osquery project, which will be dedicated to growing and sustaining a neutral osquery ecosystem. Engineers and developers from Dactiv, Facebook, Google, Kolide, Trail of Bits, Uptycs, and other companies who are using osquery have committed to supporting the project under the new Foundation.

osquery is an open source tool developed by Facebook in 2014 that makes it easier to collect low level system information and detect potential security issues. It works by exposing an operating system as a high-performance relational database. This design makes it possible to easily and efficiently write SQL-based queries to detect and investigate anomalies.

osquery is being used in production by a variety of high scale companies such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Netflix, Palantir, Etsy, and Uber. Osquery also plays an important role in maintaining insight into the security of Facebook’s infrastructure. The osquery community is among the most vibrant in advancing operating system health and security, with more than 280 contributors and 5,000 commits.

“osquery has fostered a lively and active community that continues to develop new capabilities and use cases based on the ability to monitor their infrastructure more easily. We are thrilled to see the growing engagement with this project, and we believe the creation of the osquery Foundation is the best next step to support the community’s ongoing development and priorities,” said Teddy Reed, an engineering manager at Facebook and longtime osquery contributor.

The osquery Foundation will have an open governance model that encourages participation and technical contribution and will provide a framework for long-term stewardship by an ecosystem invested in osquery’s success. A Technical Advisory Board (TAB) made up of active community contributors will help facilitate the transition to this new model and drive the collective priorities set forth by the foundation members.

“Trail of Bits has long believed that osquery was destined to become an essential part of security infrastructure. Our involvement began in 2016 when we contributed the Windows platform support to osquery, and since then we have continuously provided the engineering services for organizations that wanted to grow its capabilities and contribute those improvements to the project. Trail of Bits has only seen interest in the osquery project increase, and we are pleased to know that the project will transition to a foundation and enter a new stage of growth,” said Mike Myers, principal security engineer at Trail of Bits.

“It is our pleasure to welcome the osquery Foundation into the Linux Foundation. Osquery has drastically simplified the process of operating system monitoring, which has unlocked new methods for securing infrastructure, detecting anomalies and more. We look forward to working with the osquery community to develop the Foundation in a manner that will continue to foster the growth and adoption of osquery while supporting the community’s diverse needs,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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