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Argo Moves Into CNCF Incubator

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The Argo Project, a set of Kubernetes-native tools for running and managing jobs and applications on Kubernetes, has been accepted into the CNCF incubator.

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Argo as an incubation-level hosted project.

Argo was created in 2017 at Applatix, which was acquired by Intuit in 2018. A few months later, BlackRock contributed Argo Events to the Argo project. Both companies are heavily involved in the development and cultivation of the project and the community.

Argo provides an easy way to combine three modes of computing – services, workflows, and event-based – in creating jobs and applications on Kubernetes. All the Argo tools are implemented as controllers and custom resources. They use or integrate with other CNCF projects like gRPC, Prometheus, NATS, Helm, and CloudEvents.

Argo is actively used in production by over 100 organizations, including Adobe, Alibaba Cloud, Data Dog, Datastax, Google, GitHub, IBM, NVIDIA, SAP, Tesla, Ticketmaster, and Volvo.

Argo consists of four sub-projects, including: Argo Workflows, Argo Events, Argo CD, and Argo Rollouts.

“Given the team’s work in simplifying the use of Kubernetes and enabling GitOps, Argo fits right in with the CNCF community,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO of CNCF. “We are excited to cultivate the community under CNCF and look forward to enabling collaboration and coordination with sister projects such as Flux.”

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