JD.com or “Jingdong” is one of the biggest cloud computing technology users right now, being also China’s largest retailer. Recently, Jingdong was awarded the “Top End User Award” by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation for the company’s contribution in the open source industry. The award was announced during the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon which was held last November 13-15 this year.
Being one of the largest sites operating in China and the whole world, JD.com needs a behemoth platform to provide the ultimate e-commerce experience to its customers. Providing that platform which is incredibly fast and reliable, is a challenge especially for a company that houses trillions of images and information. Because of this, Jingdong made a partnership with Kubernetes, an open-source system for scaling, management of applications, and deployment of these programs. Since then, the two has been inseparable.
Being the owner of the biggest Kunernetes cluster, Jingdong received the “Top End User Award” from CNCF. Jingdong is also the first platinum end-user member last April, because of its commitment and contributions to the open-source industry. Kubernetes gives Jingdong a platform that supports a wide range of workloads, huge data, and AI-based application that improves overall productivity and reducing silos between operations and DevOps teams. In return to this, JD has been contributing codes to projects such as Prometheus, Vitess, Container Networking Interface, and even Kubernetes.
Chief Architect Haifeng Liu of JD.com said in one of his statement that the best contribution so far within JD and CNCF partnership is the one for Vitess. Vitess is a CNCF project for “scalable MySQL cluster management.” Being the largest user and a significant user of Vitess, JD and CNCF are looking forward to the future of open source technology. Being a significant contributor is also what makes JD.com the perfect fit to be the recipient of Top End User Award, according to Chris Aniszczyk, the COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
The commitment of JD.com to contribute to cloud-native technologies is expected to not end here. More projects in the future are expected for the benefit of open source cloud technology and for China’s leading e-commerce company. View Related Info Here.
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