By Paris Pittman, Kubernetes Community Manager, Google
Today at the Open Source Awards at OSCON 2018, Kubernetes won the inaugural Most Impact Award, which recognizes a project that has had a ‘significant impact on how software is being written and applications are built’ in the past year. Thank you O’Reilly OSCON for the recognition, and more importantly, thank you to the vast Kubernetes community that has driven the project to where it is today.
When we released Kubernetes just four years ago, we never quite imagined how successful the project would be. We designed Kubernetes from a decade of experience running production workloads at Google, but we didn’t know whether the outside world would adopt it. However we believed that if we remained open to new ideas and new voices, the community would provide feedback and contributions to move the project forward to meet the needs of users everywhere.
This openness led to Kubernetes’ rapid adoption—and it’s also one of the core pillars of Google Cloud: our belief in an open cloud, so that you can pick-up and move your app wherever you want. Whether it’s Tensorflow, an open source library for machine learning, Asylo, a framework for confidential computing, or Istio, an open platform to connect microservices, openness remains a core value here at Google Cloud.
To everyone who has helped make Kubernetes the success it is today, many thanks again.
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