UK Charity Raises Record Donations Powered by Cloud Foundry

by April 30, 2013

For Comic Relief – a UK based charity, fifty minutes of downtime during peak fundraising hours could result in half their annual online donations income being lost. This blog describes how Cloud Foundry was used to provide an Enterprise grade donations platform that helped Comic Relief raise a record £75million (about US $115 million) in funds for their humanitarian projects.
Guest Blog by Colin Humphreys, CloudCredo, Inc.
Comic Relief is a well known charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty. They raise millions of pounds through two big fundraising campaigns – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. The money raised is spent in the best possible way to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice.

NTT Contributes Nise BOSH, a Tool to Speed Up BOSH Development

by April 15, 2013

NTT, the world’s leading telecom, has been active in fostering the Cloud Foundry developer and user community in Japan. We’re excited about NTT Lab’s latest open source community contribution to Cloud Foundry – Nise BOSH, a lightweight BOSH emulator for locally compiling, releasing and testing services. BOSH is an open source tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large-scale distributed applications and services, such as Cloud Foundry. Nise BOSH allows developers and cloud operators who use BOSH to speed up the development feedback cycle while saving effort and money. In this post, we’ll explain how all this works and why it’s useful.

Use of Hybrid PaaS Now and In the Future

by April 9, 2013

From its beginning, Cloud Foundry has been committed to providing developers and enterprises choice of deployment options spanning public and private clouds. In this post, Jonas Partner, CEO of CloudCredo and OpenCredo, shares how their enterprise customers are using PaaS to deploy applications that span public and private clouds to increase availability, add extra capacity and prevent lock-in.
As one of the co-founders of OpenCredo I have been actively working with Cloud Foundry since its early days. We were one of the first companies to launch a production application on Cloud Foundry with the help of our friends at Carrenza.

Anchora Brings Cloud Foundry Core Instance to China

by April 3, 2013

A fast growing mobile apps market alongside the increasing need for a unified enterprise private cloud platform requires a new generation of open PaaS solutions in China.
In this guest blog, Wei-Min Lu, founder and CEO of Anchora, explains why Anchora selected Cloud Foundry as the basis for its MoPaaS platform and why it chose to join Cloud Foundry Core.

Test MoPaaS for Cloud Foundry Core Compatibility here.

Today we are excited to join Cloud Foundry Core as proof of our commitment to cloud application portability across a choice of public and private clouds. Here in China, there is growing demand for an open PaaS that enables developers to build mobile applications and enterprises to build private or dedicated clouds.