CoreDNS, the DNS server created to serve as support infrastructure for Kubernetes, has been “graduated” by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, sustainers of Kubernetes and other open source technology for building modern clouds.

The graduated status is a green light to anyone deciding whether to make CoreDNS a significant part of their Kubernetes deployment or other infrastructure, or to use CoreDNS to replace older, antiquated, or less flexible DNS servers.

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A “graduated” project, in CNCF terms, is one that demonstrates “thriving adoption, diversity, a formal governance process, and a strong commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity,” according to CNCF’s statement. In plainer English, it means CoreDNS is likely to enjoy a long development lifetime with support from many quarters.

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