Continuous Integration to Cloud Using Jenkins in the Cloud

by February 28, 2013

Continuous integration using Jenkins is increasingly seen as an effective tool for reducing the cycle time from product backlog to receiving actual user feedback. This can result in real increases in developer and team productivity when combined with an Open PaaS such as Cloud Foundry.
In this guest blog, Mark Prichard, Senior Director of Product Management for CloudBees®, explains how to create a fully automated environment for application build, test and deployment to Cloud using Jenkins in the Cloud via the CloudBees DEV@cloud™ build service.

Open Standards in Cloud Foundry Identity Services

by February 19, 2013

Cloud Foundry includes a component called the User Account and Authentication (UAA) service which was introduced about a year ago. It provides user account management and authentication for developers that push applications to, including single signon with,, and more on the way. It also provides delegated authorization capabilities to partner sites so that they can interact with Cloud Foundry on a user’s behalf without access to user credentials.
An introduction and details of the UAA from a developer perspective can be found in earlier blog posts. In this post I will focus on the UAA’s integration of three emerging identity standards and what that implies for some specific Cloud Foundry deployment patterns.

NTT Communications, World’s Leading Telecom, Joins Cloud Foundry Core

by February 13, 2013

As the world’s leading telecom, NTT Communications has experience delivering global cloud services to enterprise customers. Enterprises in Japan are seeking the openness, choice, agility and extensibility that an Open PaaS can provide.
In this guest blog, Hideki Kurihara, Product Lead for NTT Communications’ Global Cloud Services, explains why NTT Communications selected Cloud Foundry as the basis for its Cloudn PaaS and why it chose to join Cloud Foundry Core.

Test NTT’s Cloudn PaaS for Cloud Foundry Core Compatibility here.

We are excited to join the Cloud Foundry Core community as proof of our commitment to making cloud portability a reality for Japanese developers.