How A Project Graduates From The CNCF

Episode 399 · December 26th, 2018 · 31 mins 9 secs

About this Episode

Originally created by ride-hailing firm Lyft over three years ago, Envoy serves as a network proxy geared for microservice service mesh architectures and was open sourced about two and a half years ago. About a year after Envoy 1.0’s release, Envoy entered into the fray of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as an incubation project.

During a podcast hosted Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief, of The New Stack at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018; Cheryl J Hung, director of ecosystem at the CNCF, and Matt Klein, senior software engineer at Lyft, discussed how Envoy has benefited as an CNCF project, and consequently, how Envoy’s lifecycle has evolved.

They detailed what happens when a CNCF project “graduates” and how users ultimately benefit from the process.

“Overall, it’s been a great experience for us — the CNCF has been very helpful for helping us grow the project, not only from events perspective but helping with governance and just all those types of things,” Klein said. “So, Envoy has had a pretty spectacular growth over the last two years since it’s been open sourced and I think just through natural project growth and evolution especially during 2018, it became clear that it was time to look at the graduating criteria.”

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