KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2021 news coverage

Last updated:October 2021

Editor's note

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) oversees a wide variety of open source projects, including Kubernetes, which took the world by storm after its debut release in 2014. The years since have been rampant with new tool integrations and management styles for advances in containerization technologies, as well as an overwhelming shift in IT infrastructure development.

Alongside a wide range of panel discussions that ranged from CNCF-managed containerization software to cloud platform updates, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon offered various hands-on exercises for attendees.

The European event took place from May 4-7, while the North American show ran from Oct. 12-15.

This updating show guide is a one-stop shop for IT professionals and decision-makers who want the most recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon news.

1Follow the news from North America

The North American KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event will be held in Los Angeles and virtually. Feature sessions fall into 12 tracks, ranging from 101-level topics to community support and vertical specializations, presented by well-known players like GitLab, Google Cloud, Red Hat, New Relic and more. Topics such as building at scale, machine learning and data science, observability, runtimes and service mesh receive spotlights in the schedule.

2Follow the news from Europe

The European KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event will feature notable updates from cloud-native vendors like Kubernetes, Prometheus, Datadog and more. As organizations around the world recover from the chaos of COVID-19, topics such as observability, hybrid cloud and the benefits of codified policy and governance take a much bigger spotlight than ever before.

3What to know before the conference

Kubernetes is an ever-moving technology, with regular version updates and near-constant integration releases in the IT industry -- within and without the DevOps space. But Kubernetes isn't the only technology to watch in the 2021 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conferences, with updates on service mesh, GitOps and hybrid cloud.