Celebrating kcp joining the CNCF Sandbox!

Exciting news! kcp is now a CNCF Sandbox project. This marks a significant milestone in the evolution of kcp. We have always kept the belief that kcp is the control plane of the future and enables building cloud native platforms that cannot be rivaled in scalability and user experience.

Kubermatic is a proud sponsor of the application and are excited that kcp has joined the CNCF Sandbox and became a part of the CNCF landscape, unlocking organizations’ ability to build and manage large-scale APIs.

A Quick Insight

Kcp extends the Kubernetes API, optimizing it for massive scalability, API management, and robust multi-tenancy. It introduces “Workspaces,” acting as logical Kubernetes clusters that enforce boundaries between teams or organizations. Kcp’s API exports enable a set of APIs for workspaces, a crucial building block for creating an as-a-service experience.

A Swift Shift to Community Governance: Brief History

In April 2023, Red Hat signaled a shift in focus away from kcp, inviting the community to take charge. A dedicated coalition established a new project governance and a fresh list of maintainers, sparking momentum. The redesigned kcp.io signifies the community-led revival. Recognizing kcp’s place in the Kubernetes ecosystem, Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has successfully decided to accept it into the CNCF Sandbox program.

Kubermatic, along with other organizations and individuals, embraced the idea of continuing kcp in a fully community-driven approach.


Kubermatic is more than excited about kcp.io joining the CNCF Sandbox and believes that this will help foster adoption of and contributions to kcp. As we eagerly anticipate what the future holds for kcp within the CNCF ecosystem, our collective efforts in community-driven innovation and collaboration stand as a testament to the strength and vitality of the open-source spirit. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue shaping the cloud-native landscape together!

Read more about the official announcement here: https://www.kcp.io/blog/2024/01/24/joining-the-cncf-sandbox/