Google Cloud has recommitted $3 million for another year in cloud credits to maintain its support of the Kubernetes project. This donation will support the management of the project’s technical operations. In addition to this, it will ensure the continued growth and stability of Kubernetes and the open-source community surrounding the project.
Widespread industry adoption
Google Cloud donated $3 million per year investment in Kubernetes development and distribution, which started back in 2018.
Priyanka Sharma, General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, said,
“The initial donation back in 2018 enabled the Kubernetes community to transition the management of cloud resources to the community and helped bring new technology and project innovations to the forefront and into production. Now at this critical time when open source has become essential to every organization and enterprise company, this renewed investment and support is greatly appreciated by everyone in the community.”
Kubernetes has seen widespread industry adoption by leading enterprises and massive community engagement, with over 34,305 contributors and more than 96,000 commits on GitHub. Over 2.7 million developers are now using Kubernetes and the use of Kubernetes in production increased to 83%, up from 58% in 2018.