Cncf announcement

Published: 1 Dec 2017

December 1, 2017 – NEW YORK, NY – Grafana Labs, the team behind Grafana – the leading 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 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 Grafana Cloud. 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.

Through 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 disparate data.

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.

About Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs provides an open and composable monitoring and observability stack built around Grafana, the leading open source technology for dashboards and visualization. There are more than 5,000 Grafana Labs customers, including Bloomberg, Citigroup, Dell Technologies, Salesforce, and TomTom, and more than 20M Grafana users around the world. Grafana Labs helps companies achieve their observability goals with the LGTM Stack, which features scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo) as well as extensive enterprise data source plugins, dashboard management, alerting, reporting, and security. The fully managed Grafana Cloud offering is designed to help organizations get observability up and running easier and faster, with turnkey solutions for Kubernetes and infrastructure monitoring, incident response management, load testing, application observability, and more. Grafana Labs is backed by leading investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital, GIC, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, and J.P. Morgan. Follow Grafana Labs on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit

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