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It’s been a scorcher across North America for most of the summer, and hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to head to the beach for some R&R. It’s been hot both above and below the US/Canadian border, and it’s forecast to continue through at least the month of August.

The emerging Cloud Native computing segment has been hot for some time as well, even before IBM joined other major players to help form a new foundation in the middle of last year. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) was formed under the guidance of the Linux Foundation to advance the state of the art for building cloud native applications and services.

The CNCF has established three primary principles for Cloud native systems and applications. These systems and apps need to be container-packaged, dynamically scheduled, and microservices-oriented.

Check the CNCF website for a complete list of current members.

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Cloud Native Day goes north of the border

For the first time, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is hosting a full-day conference in Canada. Cloud Native Day takes place on August 25 in Toronto, co-located with ContainerCon North America.

Cloud Native Day brings together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further cloud native education. You can register on the CNCF website.

IBM in the spotlight

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In addition to hearing from major industry SMEs and leaders representing organizations such as 451 Research, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, and more, IBM is proud to be presenting the following sessions:

Visit the IBM booth in the expo hall to see live demos and learn more about

  • IBM’s integrated container solutions and services built on open source Docker. IBM solutions can meet the diverse needs of organizations of all sizes. This includes supporting the creation and deployment of multi-platform, multi-container workloads that can run on-premises, off-premises, and across hybrid environments as well as providing full life-cycle management for containerized applications.
  • OpenWhisk is a new event-driven platform that lets developers quickly and easily build feature-rich applications that automatically trigger responses to events. It can help to power various mobile, web, and IoT use-cases; for example, it can enable a mobile app to interface with back-end logic running in a cloud without installing server-side middleware or infrastructure. It’s one of the newest developerWorks Open Projects, and you can find out more about it here

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See you there!

Cloud Native Day is going to be a jam-packed whirlwind gathering of technical leaders, visionaries, and practitioners to share ideas on the full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem. We’re looking forward to expert discussion on all aspects of cloud native projects.

So pack up your sun screen, your beach attire, and your thinking cap; come join us for what promises to be a fast paced, thought-provoking series of sessions in Toronto. And who knows? You just might see us at Hanlan’s Point.

On second thought ….

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