Over the last several years, we’ve seen the emergence new application architecture – dubbed “cloud native” – that is highly distributed, elastic and composable with the container as the modular compute abstraction. With that, a new breed of tools has emerged to help deploy, manage and scale these applications. Cluster management, service discovery, scheduling, etc. – terms that previously were unknown or, at best, reserved for the realm of high-performance computing – are now becoming part of every IT organization’s lexicon. As the pace of innovation continues at breakneck speed, a taxonomy to help understand the elements of this new stack is helpful.
The “Cloud-Native” Ecosystem presentation is the consequence of many conversations with developers, CIOs and founders who are playing a critical role in shaping this new application paradigm. It attempts to define the discreet components of the cloud-native stack and calls out the vendors, products and projects that comprise the ecosystem.
Note, this is an ever-evolving document that’s meant to be collaborative and is by no means a hardened or exhaustive industry landscape. If you have suggestions, edits and/or know of products or companies that should be included please don’t hesitate to get in touch.