Grafana Labs to Join CNCF
December 4, 2017
Labs, the team behind Grafana – the open source data visualization
software, has announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing
Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open source
technologies such as Kubernetes and Prometheus.
"CNCF is delighted to have Grafana Labs on board as a Silver Member,
joining our efforts to support cloud native computing," said Dan Kohn,
Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. "Grafana is
widely used with Prometheus, and Grafana Labs recently helped us create
devstats.k8s.io to support Kubernetes and other CNCF communities, and we
look forward to working with them further."
Grafana Labs' open source data visualization and dashboarding software,
Grafana, has well over 100,000 active installations, and can visualize
data from over 40 different data sources, including the CNCF's
monitoring and alerting project, Prometheus. Through its software,
Grafana Labs hopes to work closely with CNCF members and the community
to democratize metrics and help unify time series data regardless of
where it lives, or what kind of database it's in.
"Grafana Labs has a long history with the Prometheus project, and we
also use Kubernetes heavily in production on GrafanaCloud. We look
forward to working with the CNCF community to provide a voice for open
source monitoring and data visualization solutions. It's been exciting
to see Prometheus' staggering adoption, and as its recommended
visualization tool, we are excited to continue improving support and
functionality for the Prometheus community," said Torkel Ödegaard,
Grafana Labs co-founder and Grafana creator.
Grafana's intuitive user interface users can create, explore, and share
dashboards across teams and allow organizations to truly create a
unified monitoring platform. As a new CNCF member, Grafana Labs hopes to
advocate on behalf of open source software development to further break
down information silos and unify the visualization of traditionally
Grafana Labs has become more active in the CNCF community, most recently
participating in a panel discussion in New York City, and is a Start Up
Sponsor of KubeCon, a three-day conference to further the advancement of
cloud native computing held in Austin, Texas, December 6-8, 2017. The
CNCF is also a sponsor of GrafanaCon, a conference hosted by Grafana
Labs, which focuses on open source monitoring and data visualization,
held in Amsterdam, The Netherland, March 1-2, 2018.