More love for Linux and open source as challenge to AWS increases.

Microsoft is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, seemingly pointing to a formal endorsement to Kubernetes and an extension of Microsoft’s open source support.

The Redmond company has joined the CNCF as a Platinum Member, meaning that it will help to contribute to various open source tools that help developers to do things like build, monitor, and manage container-based applications, particularly through the Kubernetes project which is hosted by the Foundation.

“Microsoft is committed to helping organizations of all sizes achieve more, and we see cloud native technologies and open development as a way to enable this,” said Corey Sanders, Partner Director, Microsoft Corp.

“We have contributed across many cloud native projects, including Kubernetes, Helm, containerd, and gRPC, and plan to expand our involvement in the future.

Joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is another natural step on our open source journey, and we look forward to learning and engaging with the community on a deeper level as a CNCF member.”

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