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wasmCloud Adoption On The Rise | Liam Randall


wasmCloud, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project, helps developers build software that can seamlessly operate anywhere from the edge to the cloud. Liam Randall, CNCF Cloud Native Wasm Day Program Committee Chair, launched Cosmonic to accelerate wasmCloud’s emergence and adoption among operations and development teams. In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Randall talks about how the project has registered an impressive growth over the last year, and also the factors driving its adoption.

Key highlights of this video interview are:

  • wasmCloud is a CNCF project helping developers build software to seamlessly operate across clouds. wasmCloud adoption has grown substantially over the last year with 10 times the number of core contributors since then. Randall discusses the benefits of entering the CNCF and how stakeholders from different companies and organizations can collaborate on solving shared problems. He goes into detail about where some of their contributors come from.
  • Randall takes us through the key drivers for the adoption of wasmCloud. He explains that as organizations have moved towards distributed software and distributed architecture, this has created some complexities. He explains how people are looking to AI and ML to create a more responsive experience.
  • wasmCloud has been designed with common shared components to scale, update, and deploy workloads. It is possible to extend wasmCloud without rebuilding the custom components or application. Randall discusses how their Cosmonic, commercial side also works and what they offer, and how it differs from their open source offering.
  • Security is a top concern for distributed software. Randall explains that web assembly is secure by design and where their framework fits in adding additional layers of security, whereby every single artifact that you pull in needs to be signed and attested for as well as any additional use of higher order services.
  • Randall goes into detail about how Adobe is using WebAssembly to push microservices in customer web browsers. He also discusses the work Intel and BMW have been leading.
  • Cosmonic is focusing on the developer experience and helping developers automate their workflows faster. Randall invites everyone in the community to visit, go to their Slack channel, or catch up with them on WebAssembly day.

Connect with Liam Randall (LinkedIn, Twitter)
Learn more about Cosmonic (Twitter)

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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