Cloud Native Credits Program


Priyanka Sharma
 

Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,


Richard Hartmann
 

Dear all,

I really wanted to make that TOC call when I saw this on the agenda,
but sadly CVE-2021-39226 got into the way.

With my project hats on, this initiative is great to see. In
particular a wide support from ~all the cloud providers would be
extremely useful. Testing Prometheus integrations with various cloud
APIs is often front-loaded with finding a way to get an account at
said providers. While Chris A & CNCF Servicedesk keep valiantly trying
to find contacts, it doesn't always work out.

As the cloud providers will also benefit from increased testing, I
would ask you to emphasize this aspect for cloud providers *accepting*
those credits and enabling self-serve: They benefit directly from the
free work by the projects; they just need to enable us to do the work.
Anyone reading this should encourage their vendor and/or employers to
participate.


Best,
Richard

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 5:57 PM Priyanka Sharma
<psharma@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,
Priyanka

---
Priyanka Sharma
General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
Social: @pritianka
Latest blog post: Enabling Diversity by Building a Culture of Constructive Conflict



Matt Klein
 

Is there more information on how projects will access the credits? This document is mostly about sponsors. The project details are light.

Thanks,
Matt

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 9:57 AM Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,


Priyanka Sharma
 

Thank you so much for your kind words, Richi! Appreciate how you suggest we message this. Makes a ton of sense and will do. cc @Hippie Hacker @Ihor Dvoretskyi @Kristi Tan on the messaging Richi suggests. 


On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 4:14 AM Richard Hartmann <richih@...> wrote:
Dear all,

I really wanted to make that TOC call when I saw this on the agenda,
but sadly CVE-2021-39226 got into the way.

With my project hats on, this initiative is great to see. In
particular a wide support from ~all the cloud providers would be
extremely useful. Testing Prometheus integrations with various cloud
APIs is often front-loaded with finding a way to get an account at
said providers. While Chris A & CNCF Servicedesk keep valiantly trying
to find contacts, it doesn't always work out.

As the cloud providers will also benefit from increased testing, I
would ask you to emphasize this aspect for cloud providers *accepting*
those credits and enabling self-serve: They benefit directly from the
free work by the projects; they just need to enable us to do the work.
Anyone reading this should encourage their vendor and/or employers to
participate.


Best,
Richard

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 5:57 PM Priyanka Sharma
<psharma@...> wrote:
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
> As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.
>
> I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!
>
> Best wishes,
> Priyanka
>
> ---
> Priyanka Sharma
> General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
> Social: @pritianka
> Latest blog post: Enabling Diversity by Building a Culture of Constructive Conflict
>
>


Priyanka Sharma
 

Great question, Matt. So far, we have the following plan that we intend to iterate upon, with your help hopefully :-). 

1. Projects will request credits the same way they do now - via Service Desk
2. First priority will go to graduated projects
3. The sponsor can choose to allocate a percentage (looking at about 30% with some room for conversation) to a particular set of projects they care about 
4. Projects will have access to @Hippie Hacker @Ihor Dvoretskyi and also a technical point of contact with SLA at the credit provider's for help utilizing the credits

@Hippie Hacker - can you add to the automation we are hoping to offer in terms of alerts on exceeded quotas and prow jobs and such?

@Matt Klein - I recognize these details are sparse. Goal is to get the credits in from the funders and then work with the projects to disburse. We are not in a hurry to get it perfect right away because we will learn as we work together. We faced a bit of a chicken and egg problem initially where we couldn't fully test out a process until credits came. That said, the Equinix metal program @Ihor Dvoretskyi runs has been a guiding light. Expect to hear more and get reached out to for guidance on how we operationalize this in the coming months.

Thank you so much!

Best wishes,
Priyanka

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 9:08 AM Matt Klein <mattklein123@...> wrote:
Is there more information on how projects will access the credits? This document is mostly about sponsors. The project details are light.

Thanks,
Matt

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 9:57 AM Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,


Liz Rice
 

I’m really happy to see this coming together! 


On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 at 17:19, Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Great question, Matt. So far, we have the following plan that we intend to iterate upon, with your help hopefully :-). 

1. Projects will request credits the same way they do now - via Service Desk
2. First priority will go to graduated projects
3. The sponsor can choose to allocate a percentage (looking at about 30% with some room for conversation) to a particular set of projects they care about 
4. Projects will have access to @Hippie Hacker @Ihor Dvoretskyi and also a technical point of contact with SLA at the credit provider's for help utilizing the credits

@Hippie Hacker - can you add to the automation we are hoping to offer in terms of alerts on exceeded quotas and prow jobs and such?

@Matt Klein - I recognize these details are sparse. Goal is to get the credits in from the funders and then work with the projects to disburse. We are not in a hurry to get it perfect right away because we will learn as we work together. We faced a bit of a chicken and egg problem initially where we couldn't fully test out a process until credits came. That said, the Equinix metal program @Ihor Dvoretskyi runs has been a guiding light. Expect to hear more and get reached out to for guidance on how we operationalize this in the coming months.

Thank you so much!

Best wishes,
Priyanka

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 9:08 AM Matt Klein <mattklein123@...> wrote:
Is there more information on how projects will access the credits? This document is mostly about sponsors. The project details are light.

Thanks,
Matt

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 9:57 AM Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,


Deepthi Sigireddi
 

Just wanted to chime in to say that the Equinix Metal program (and Ihor) have been great to work with.
We are running continuous benchmarks for Vitess on that hardware.

-- Deepthi

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 12:34 PM Liz Rice <liz@...> wrote:
I’m really happy to see this coming together! 


On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 at 17:19, Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Great question, Matt. So far, we have the following plan that we intend to iterate upon, with your help hopefully :-). 

1. Projects will request credits the same way they do now - via Service Desk
2. First priority will go to graduated projects
3. The sponsor can choose to allocate a percentage (looking at about 30% with some room for conversation) to a particular set of projects they care about 
4. Projects will have access to @Hippie Hacker @Ihor Dvoretskyi and also a technical point of contact with SLA at the credit provider's for help utilizing the credits

@Hippie Hacker - can you add to the automation we are hoping to offer in terms of alerts on exceeded quotas and prow jobs and such?

@Matt Klein - I recognize these details are sparse. Goal is to get the credits in from the funders and then work with the projects to disburse. We are not in a hurry to get it perfect right away because we will learn as we work together. We faced a bit of a chicken and egg problem initially where we couldn't fully test out a process until credits came. That said, the Equinix metal program @Ihor Dvoretskyi runs has been a guiding light. Expect to hear more and get reached out to for guidance on how we operationalize this in the coming months.

Thank you so much!

Best wishes,
Priyanka

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 9:08 AM Matt Klein <mattklein123@...> wrote:
Is there more information on how projects will access the credits? This document is mostly about sponsors. The project details are light.

Thanks,
Matt

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 9:57 AM Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,


Matt Klein
 

Cool sounds good. Very excited for this program and seeing how it evolves.

Thanks,
Matt


On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 10:19 AM Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Great question, Matt. So far, we have the following plan that we intend to iterate upon, with your help hopefully :-). 

1. Projects will request credits the same way they do now - via Service Desk
2. First priority will go to graduated projects
3. The sponsor can choose to allocate a percentage (looking at about 30% with some room for conversation) to a particular set of projects they care about 
4. Projects will have access to @Hippie Hacker @Ihor Dvoretskyi and also a technical point of contact with SLA at the credit provider's for help utilizing the credits

@Hippie Hacker - can you add to the automation we are hoping to offer in terms of alerts on exceeded quotas and prow jobs and such?

@Matt Klein - I recognize these details are sparse. Goal is to get the credits in from the funders and then work with the projects to disburse. We are not in a hurry to get it perfect right away because we will learn as we work together. We faced a bit of a chicken and egg problem initially where we couldn't fully test out a process until credits came. That said, the Equinix metal program @Ihor Dvoretskyi runs has been a guiding light. Expect to hear more and get reached out to for guidance on how we operationalize this in the coming months.

Thank you so much!

Best wishes,
Priyanka

On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 9:08 AM Matt Klein <mattklein123@...> wrote:
Is there more information on how projects will access the credits? This document is mostly about sponsors. The project details are light.

Thanks,
Matt

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 9:57 AM Priyanka Sharma <psharma@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

As part of the CNCF evolving and changing, we're introducing a Cloud Native Credits program. In an effort to provide our projects with public, self-service, and automated access to the Cloud Infrastructure, CNCF has created the Cloud Credits program. We believe this program is crucial for every project to incubate, grow, and succeed. This would be impossible without sponsors donating cloud credits to showcase direct support of our growing number of incubating and graduated CNCF projects.

I'll be announcing this next week at KubeCon, but I wanted to follow up on today's TOC meeting with the Cloud Credits Two Pager. Please take a look and feel free to share thoughts. Keep in mind, everything is an iteration!

Best wishes,