CNCF takes distributed cloud-native storage platform CubeFS to a new level

The Technical Oversight Committee of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) promotes the distributed storage system CubeFS from sandbox to incubator project

 CNCF lifts Distributed cloud-native storage platform CubeFS to a new level

With the change from sandbox to incubator project, the Technical Oversight Committee (TCO) of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has promoted the cloud-native storage platform CubeFS . Initially initiated as ChubaoFS, CubeFS is a cloud-native distributed storage platform used as storage infrastructure for online applications orchestrated by Kubernetes, databases and machine learning platforms.

CubeFS has various interfaces and uses an architecture for separating storage and computing. It also offers elastic and scalable metadata services, supports two storage engines – Replicate and ErasureCode – and masters the three access protocols S3, POSIX and HDFS.

 CNCF takes CubeFS distributed cloud-native storage platform to a new level

“A Sustainable Technology Ecosystem”

Concurrently with the change in status of CubeFS, the is primarily due to its mobile devices well-known company OPPO – since 2020 key CubeFS project maintainer – joined the CNCF as a gold member. We will continue to invest in the project and build a sustainable technology ecosystem together with the community. The official announcement quotes CNCF CTO Chris Aniszczyk as saying OPPO has been instrumental in making CubeFS a CNCF incubation project enabling a Kubernetes-orchestrated underlying storage infrastructure for online applications, data services and machine learning.

The origins of the open source project under the Apache License 2.0 lie in March 2019 with version 1.0.0. At the end of 2019, CubeFS was added to the CNCF sandbox. The community has maintainers from multiple companies and over 90 developers including cloud service providers and end users contributing to the project. It is used in hybrid cloud, cloud native data lake, machine learning, online services and other environments. In its online documentation, the project explicitly names five particularly suitable scenarios: Machine Learning, ElasticSearch, Nginx logs, Big Data with Apache Spark and MySQL backups. According to CNCF, more than ten companies are already using CubeFS productively, including OPPO,, NetEase and Shell, as well as some high-tech start-ups.

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