Equinix Triples Investment In Cloud Native Computing Foundation To Boost Open Source Innovation

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  • Innovators from throughout the CNCF community can now access up to $1 million of on-demand infrastructure resources per year across Equinix’s global footprint
  • Equinix Metal provides a uniquely neutral, open environment for cloud native development

Equinix, Inc has announced it has tripled its investment in the cloud native community with an expanded commitment to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Community Infrastructure Lab (CIL). It also added that innovators from throughout the CNCF community can now access up to $1 million of on-demand infrastructure resources per year across Equinix’s global footprint.

Open source and community projects

The CIL was established in 2017 by Packet (acquired by Equinix in March 2020) with an initial monthly commitment of free bare metal infrastructure for open source and community projects. It has provided short- and long-term resources to dozens of well-known open source community projects like Longhorn, CoreDNS, Fluentd, Linkerd, Prometheus and Falco. The CIL has also been used extensively for scale testing and performance work by Red Hat (Deploying 2048 Openshift Nodes) and Vitess (Continuous Performance Testing), and is where the CNF Testbed and the CNCF.ci projects live.

It said that Equinix Metal provides a uniquely neutral, open environment for cloud native development. It does not impose multitenancy, virtualization or an overlay network by default. It enables users to bring the tooling of their choice and to accurately develop for hybrid and edge environments.

 

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