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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited China and met with Xin Zhang, CEO of Caicloud. Satya and Xin discussed further cooperation between Microsoft Azure and Caicloud to fuel offline to online cases in digital transformation.
Caicloud COO Dr. Julia Han and CEO Dr. Xin Zhang were invited to give a Keynote talk "A Tale of Using Kubeflow to Make the Electricity Smarter in China" in KubeCon Shanghai.
During KubeCon Shanghai 2018, Caicloud CEO Xin Zhang and Caicloud COO Julia Han joined Alex Williams, founder and editor of TheNewStack in an podcast.
Soonson Kwon, the head of Google Developer Relations at APAC Ecosystem, and Rui Li, Head of Google Developer Ecosystem China visited Caicloud Hangzhou office. Caicloud's R&D team discussed with them about TensorFlow China community website hosting and future cooperation opportunities on the product.
In Oct 2017, Dan Kohn visited Caicloud Hangzhou office and met with Caicloud's founder team. Dan Kohn highly praised Caicloud’s contribution in Kubernetes community.
During KubeCon Shanghai 2018, Caicloud CEO Xin Zhang and Caicloud COO Julia Han joined Alex Williams, founder and editor of TheNewStack in an podcast. In the interview, Alex, Xin and Julia discussed the technology architecture behind Caicloud OS (including Caicloud "Compass" and "Clever") and how that has contributed to Caicloud's overall mission - to help create an operating system for AI age under the general business trend and context of digital transformation throughout China.
On Nov 6 2018, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited China and met with entrepreneurs in cloud computing startups. Within Satya's 6-hour visit, Xin Zhang, CEO of Caicloud, presented to Satya the hybrid cloud user case, a leading brand in coffee industry, which integrates Microsoft Azure + Caicloud Compass containerized cloud platform to support its online coffee ordering business over hundreds of coffee chain stores all over China. Satya and Xin discussed further cooperation between Microsoft Azure and Caicloud to fuel such offline to online cases in digital transformation not only in China but also North America.
In 2018 Microsoft Tech Summit ( Oct 24th - 27th), Deyuan Deng (Caicloud CTO) presented a talk on how to use container technology to help enterprises digital and intelligent transformation in current-day China, in which he also mentioned potential cooperation between Caicloud container cloud platform (Caicloud Compass) and Azure AKS.
On Sep 16th 2018, China Cloud Native End User Conference (CEUC) was held in Hangzhou by Caicloud and Kubernetes Meetup China Community (K8sMeetup). With more than 1000 attendees, the conference covered more than 20 Kubernetes end user's cloud native practice and stories and most of which started to show "Cloud Native + AI" trend.
In July 2018, Caicloud was invited to participate in Microsoft Inspire 2018 in Las Vegas. Caicloud CEO Dr. Xin Zhang presented a talk "How Caicloud becomes an important business partner of Microsoft in China" with Joe Bao, Microsoft's Vice President of the Greater China Region. Joe Bao commented "Caicloud and Microsoft cooperate to serve customers together to seek global business opportunities."
During LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen (LC3, June 25-27) in Beijing, Caicloud CEO Dr.Xin Zhang and his team delivered two session talks "Building Extensible Application Orchestration System with Helm" and "Kubernetes for Edge Computing across Inter-Continental Haier Production Sites". The talk has covered Caicloud customer stories - Haier, the top Manufactory group in China, and described how Caicloud can help digital transformation of tradition manufacturing companies based on Kubernetes.
During KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Copenhagen on May 2, 2018 Caicloud CEO Xin Zhang and CTO Deyuan Deng presented a talk about how Caicloud has helped China Unionpay, the largest central financial services corporation, to achieve Internet and digital transformation with container technology and Kubernetes.
In Feb 2018, Caicloud closed series B funding with an undisclosed amount. China Growth Capital led this round. Caicloud's A round investors Matrix Partner China also participated in this round.
Caicloud was a start-up sponsor in KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017, which was held on December 6 - 8, 2017 in Austin, USA. Caicloud CEO and CTO met with Kubernetes early founders and their former Google colleagues Joe Beda (Heptio CTO) and Brendan Burns (Microsoft Container Technology leader).
CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn, CNCF China APAC Director Keith Chan and Alliance Manager Tally Lee visited Caicloud Hangzhou office. During the meeting with Caicloud’s founder team, Dan Kohn highly praised Caicloud's contribution in Kubernetes community, Kubernetes i18n project and initiation of 2017 KEUC (Kubernetes End User Conference).
On November 13, 2017, CNCF announced the first 32 Kubernetes platforms certified as the Kubernetes Conformance Program. Caicloud Compass was listed with other top Kubernetes platforms of IBM, Google, Microsoft, Huawei, Alibaba and ect in this Kubernetes certification.
On October 15th, the first China Kubernetes End User Conference (KEUC) was successfully held in Hangzhou. As the organizer of the conference, Caicloud is committed to applying Kubernetes to the actual business of more tradition enterprise users. End user case stories in relation to Kubernetes from various industries were presented at this conference. CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn visited Caicloud's booth and had a fruitful conversation with Caicloud R&D team. Dan first thanked Caicloud for its contribution to Kubernetes and said that this trip to China made him feel the power of the Chinese community.
On October 13, 2017, Caicloud was officially certified as Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) by CNCF and Linux Foundation.
In Sep 2017, the US technical media TheNewStack released the Kubernetes Ecosystem Report. In this report, The New Stack specifically listed the globally available software packages and services of Kubernetes. Caicloud was the only Chinese company listed as the enterprise representative of "Value Added Services Release".
Caicloud presented a talk "TensorFlow on Kubernetes with GPU Enable" in KubeCon Berlin in March 2017 which reveals Caicloud's very early efforts in improving GPU and IT efficiency based on GPU and Kubernetes infrastructure and resource scheduling.
In March 2017, Caicloud raised a $6 million Series A funding led by Matrix Partners China with follow-on investments by Cybernaut, which came after a previous angel investment from Cybernaut in July 2015.
Xin Zhang, Caicloud CEO presented a talk "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Managing Production Systems with Kubernetes in Chinese Enterprises" in KubeCon Seattle in 2016. Caicloud also announced the open source of Cyclone, the CI/CD platform of Caicloud (link: https://github.com/caicloud/cyclone).