New Relic has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Governing Board as a platinum member. As part of this mission, as well as New Relic’s commitment to making observability open for everyone, New Relic is in the process of contributing Pixie, its Kubernetes-native in-cluster observability platform, as a new open source project to CNCF under Apache 2.0 license.

Zain Asgar, GM of Pixie and New Relic Open Source, and CEO and co-founder of Pixie Labs (acquired by New Relic in December 2020), has joined the CNCF Governing Board and will participate in a keynote address at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021.

New Relic will also expand its existing relationship with AWS to provide its Pixie observability solution on AWS.

Pixie Open Source will now run on AWS as an expansion of the recent collaboration with New Relic on AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry as a secure, production-ready, AWS-Supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project. Pixie Open Source on AWS aims to improve customer experience and make it easier for users to monitor the health and performance of their AWS container applications. In addition, Jaana Dogan, Principal Engineer at AWS, will join the Pixie open source governance board.

As part of its commitment to the CNCF community, open source, and open standards, New Relic will standardize its observability offerings with CNCF’s OpenTelemetry standards. New Relic’s native OpenTelemetry protocol (OTLP) support and curated user experiences will allow customers to use this new standard of instrumentation to understand, troubleshoot, and optimize their systems.

For developers who need instant visibility into their cloud-native applications without any instrumentation, New Relic is making Pixie Open Source generally available to all customers globally.

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