We are very excited to announce that Kubernetes on Mesosphere DC/OS has been accepted as a Certified Kubernetes distribution by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
From the beginning of Mesosphere's quest to offer Kubernetes on DC/OS, our goal was to offer 100% upstream Kubernetes, that is easy to deploy and operate, running alongside data services, on any bare metal, virtual or public infrastructure.
As we embarked on that journey, the upstream conformance tests were our guiding light to ensure we were providing a consistent Kubernetes experience for our customers so that they can confidently run Kubernetes on DC/OS anywhere and easily leverage the great community tools and resources.
What is a Certified Kubernetes Conformance test and why does it matter?
The Kubernetes Software Conformance Program is an important step towards accelerating the momentum for Kubernetes adoption. Certified Kubernetes provides organizations with the confidence that when they use a certified Kubernetes product, they can rely on a high level of common functionality. The program also includes strong guarantees that commercial providers of Kubernetes will continue to release new versions to ensure that customers can take advantage of the rapid pace of ongoing development. |
The Kubernetes Testing and Architecture Special Interest Groups (SIGs) defines the guidelines, process and the tools for certification. Vendors follow these guidelines, test their own kubernetes distribution, and submit the results to the CNCF for review. CNCF formally certifies compliant platforms, and once certified, vendors can use the certified Kubernetes logo on their materials. The guidelines can change with each Kubernetes release to accommodate the new enhancements and features.
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