And that’s a wrap!
This week flew by — almost as quickly as the direct flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt. We had the opportunity to interface with so many members of the Cloud Foundry community in a spectacular event space and left Summit with a renewed appreciation for our unique culture, dedicated developers, inclusive attitude and visionary ambition. Speaking of which, what was the buzz word on everybody’s tongues today?
Atos’ Ursula Morgenstern gave a thought-provoking keynote speech on the need for diversity across all industries, asking the audience to consider whether cloud as a sector will be the catalyst for greater diversity in IT.
…or Tuesday morning, if you’re reading this in North America.
The last two days have been a flurry of announcements, fascinating talks and countless opportunities to engage with other members of the Cloud Foundry community. Let’s take a look back at Summit so far:
Memberships & Certifications
We announced that five new members have joined the Foundation, including:
Allianz, Bosch, Fidelity, Rakuten, Siemens, Volkswagen and the Dutch Government, among others, share best practices at European event
SAN FRANCISCO AND FRANKFURT – September 26, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today kicked off the sold-out Cloud Foundry Summit Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, bringing together the world’s largest organizations to discuss new ways to leverage multi-cloud and IoT strategies to accelerate business growth and innovation.
Iron.io now supported by Diego for workloads on Cloud Foundry
SAN FRANCISCO AND FRANKFURT – September 26, 2016 – Iron.io, a leading provider of workload management, and Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced they are working together to bring a true multi-cloud serverless experience to the thousands of enterprises using Cloud Foundry.
In addition to support for Diego as a runtime for Iron.io workloads, Iron.io is now able to be deployed on top of Cloud Foundry, run inside of Cloud Foundry, and scale out Cloud Foundry containers. This is a continuation of the Iron.io-Cloud Foundry collaboration announced in May of this year, which included the integration of the Iron.io API with the Cloud Foundry platform.
Aims to strengthen the strategic importance of open source initiatives around the Internet of Thing (IoT)
FRANKFURT, Germany – September 26, 2016 – Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, today announced it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, as a silver member. Bosch Software Innovations joins GE Digital, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VMware, and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Bosch Software Innovations will support other member companies to jointly improve the features and usage of Cloud Foundry’s cloud platform for Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios.
Brings application-centric execution to the Cloud Foundry Ecosystem
San Jose, CA – September 26, 2016 – Acetti Software, the intelligent solution that boosts performance by making cloud infrastructure application-aware, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, as a silver member. Acetti Software joins EMC, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VMware and over 60 technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Acetti Software will help companies boost their cloud performance and cut their infrastructure costs.
“Cloud Foundry is the standard for cloud-native application development and deployment.
Digital Transformation in the enterprise and IoT enabled by cloud native apps will drive next generation software
WOLFSBURG AND FRANKFURT – September 26, 2016 – Hexad, a market leader in open source, today announced it has become a Silver member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications. Hexad joins EMC, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VMware and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. As a member of the Foundation, Hexad will drive transformation and IoT efforts for organizations through its ability to maximize the extensibility of cloud native architecture.
Comcast Cable uses Cloud Foundry for multi-cloud deployments
SAN FRANCISCO AND FRANKFURT – September 26, 2016 – Comcast today announced it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, as a Silver member. Comcast joins GE, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, Verizon and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Comcast will be able to contribute ideas to the project while accelerating its own innovation by taking advantage of Cloud Foundry’s continuous delivery approach to developing cloud-native software.
Yesterday we posted the first half of a Q+A with this year’s Unconference emcees, Sara Lenz of anynines and Paula Kennedy of Pivotal. Don’t forget to join the Unconference on Monday, September 26 at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, starting at 5:00 pm. If you can’t make it to Frankfurt this year, follow along here to stay up to date on Summit news! Don’t forget to join the live conversation the entire week using the hashtag #CloudFoundry.
In addition to emcees Paula and Sara, Director of Product Marketing at HPE Cloud Amy Frampton will emcee Cloud Foundry Summit Frankfurt on Tuesday and Wednesday.
We’re counting the hours to Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, kicking off with the Unconference on Monday, September 26 at 5:00 pm. This year’s Unconference will be hosted by two exceptional women, Sara Lenz of anynines and Paula Kennedy of Pivotal. We sat down with both of them to learn about their relationship to Cloud Foundry and the community, their experiences as women in a male-dominated industry and what they’re looking forward to at Summit!
Left: Sara Lenz, anynines; Right: Paula Kennedy, Pivotal
Based in Berlin and an active member of the Cloud Foundry community, Sara is project manager of the anynines team, responsible for customer relations, and all organizational project processes concerning anynines.