Cloud native isn’t limited to containers and microservices orchestration. This was the main conclusion the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) reached when it set out this year to re-define the term “cloud native,” said Justin Garrison, co-author of the book Cloud Native Infrastructure, who was involved in the CNCF’s lengthy process. Under the new definition, CNCF recognizes that cloud native is not just a set of technologies to adopt, but that it also reflects a change in an organization’s structure and processes.
“Technology is not the point. The point is business value and that may be about speed of deployment and speed of shipping function,” Liz Rice, technology evangelist at Aqua Security and co-chair of the CNCF’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event, said. “You need all the processes and the team structure and everything else around it.”