Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 1 of 3

by February 4, 2016

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CF-Abacus team: Jean-Sebastien Delfino (IBM), Saravanakumar Srinivasan “Assk” (Independent), Benjamin Cheng (IBM), Hristo Lliev (SAP), Georgi Sabev (SAP), Kevin Yudhiswara (IBM), Piotr Przybylski (IBM), and Rajkiran Balasubramanian (IBM)
Project CF-Abacus is a scalable usage aggregation and metering engine for any CloudFoundry (CF) installations. The paramount goal of the incubation project is to provide a complete turnkey solution that any CF vendor can use to enable their CF environments with usage metering and aggregation in a manner that will scale with number of users, organizations, spaces, and services.

ECS Team Joins Cloud Foundry

DENVER, Colo., February 4, 2016– ECS Team, a professional services firm delivering technology solutions to solve strategic business challenges, announced today that it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a silver member. ECS Team joins Pivotal, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, SAP and over 50 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, ECS Team will continue to drive global awareness and adoption of the world’s leading industry multi-cloud, multi-vendor PaaS.
“Formally joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation is a logical next step based on the amazing growth in our cloud-native solutions business,” said Mark Carlson, Chief Technology Officer at ECS Team.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 14: All the Talks!

by February 2, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition Episode 13! The news includes:

We have a couple of new members. Stay tuned for their announcement!
The EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge opened January 22.
IBM’s Cloud Foundry Dojo in Raleigh is coming soon.
As an example of what comes out of a dojo and the 6 week training period, SAP leading the BOSH CPI for Open Stack.
On the Cloud Foundry blog, Swisscom talked about their customer Dorma Kaba, a leading provider of security and access solutions and how they chose Cloud Foundry.
The ECS team has a cool sheet of Cloud Foundry terms and resources.
I gave a beginning Cloud Foundry talk at SCALE14x. The video is coming soon.

dorma+kaba – One of the world’s leading providers of security and access solutions selects CloudFoundry

by January 26, 2016

Dorma+kaba Group is the latest Cloud Foundry user. They decided to start using Cloud Foundry because Swisscom’s Application Cloud offered them a certified and global industry standard for Platform as a Service.
“We are transforming our business model, as we are moving away from the product and focusing more on being a service business. The Swisscom Application Cloud is the means by which to do this.”
Andreas Häberli,
CTO, dorma+kaba Group
From the product to the services business.
The challenge: fit for the future with Access-as-a-Service. The dorma+kaba Group is one of the world’s leading providers of security and access solutions. The Group has been a pioneer in the field of digitisation for some years now.

Welcome to the EMC Dojo!

by January 22, 2016

The EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo is officially opening today! To learn a bit more about EMC’s Dojo, we brought in Victor Fong, the Engineering Director of EMC Cambridge Dojo and Cloud Platform Team, as well as Megan, a Dojo software engineer.

How did you get started with Cloud Foundry? 
Megan: I was a developer at EMC working on Atmos and ViPR ECS. When I heard about the Cloud Foundry EMC dojo, I was immediately intrigued to contribute to the best PaaS in the industry.
Victor: Before joining EMC, I was an engineering director of a legacy Java Enterprise Application in a traditional technology company. When I first entered the Cloud Foundry Dojo in San Francisco, I was deeply impressed with the passion and energy that each person shared.

Cloud Foundry Sees Strong Enterprise Growth

by January 21, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, January 21, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today celebrated its first anniversary as the platform continues to gain rapid adoption in the market. With thousands of organizations using Cloud Foundry worldwide and more than $455 Million in shared development invested, Cloud Foundry enters 2016 as one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most adopted Cloud Application Platform.

Seven of the world’s leading commercial cloud offerings (CenturyLink’s AppFog, HPE Helion Cloud Foundry, Huawei FusionStage, IBM Bluemix, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and Swisscom Application Cloud) are the first products to receive the Cloud Foundry PaaS Certification – a program announced in December.

Why Thursday February 4, 2016 is an Important Day for Cloud Foundry

by January 20, 2016

Who doesn’t love a great meetup, right? Make it Cloud Foundry Meet Up – and count me in. I am there!
There have been Cloud Foundry Meet Ups since 2011 and perhaps there were informal ones even earlier than that. There have been Cloud Foundry Meet Ups in New York City since 2013. However, for whatever reason, there has never been a New Jersey Cloud Foundry Meet Up. What’s up with that? There has been a severe lack of love for the Garden State. Some may even call it disrespect.
We had all run out of good excuses for why this was the case. The answer was always New York City if the question was about a Meet Up. Well, you know what. NYC =/ NJ. While sometimes getting into New York City is easy, many times it is not.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition: Episode 13: 2015 was a great year!

by January 18, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition Episode 13! The news includes:

2015 was a great year for Cloud Foundry. The Cloud Foundry Foundation was formed, 53 member companies joined to use and contribute to Cloud Foundry and we now have Cloud Foundry Certification. Companies like GE, Bosch, and Siemens are using Cloud Foundry in the Industrial Internet. National government projects in the US, UK, Australia, and South Korea are using Cloud Foundry!
The call for papers for the Cloud Foundry Summit Santa Clara will be coming soon!
The Cloud Foundry Advisory Board met earlier this week. Lots of news there.
Altoros has a series of Cloud Foundry Webinars.
The EMC Dojo Opening Ceremony is happening on January 22nd. RSVP now!
The London Meetup is holding a recap of the 2015 Summits.

CloudFoundry Shanghai Meetup in December 2015 – A Recap and Perspective

by January 15, 2016

In 2015, I visited China three times. More recently in early December and previously in August and for the first time ever in early March. I have practically seen most important parts of the vast capital Beijing over the four visits, as it was also the city I visited the most. While I would highly recommend visiting Beijing in August rather than the other two other times I was there, a visit to China in general should be in everyone’s radar if you are into Cloud technology. The Cloud is taking off so fast there that opportunities seem to be at every corners.

So it was not surprising to me that the CloudFoundry (CF) organization decided to hold its first CF-Summit Asia in China.

Missed out on the CF Summits of 2015? Catch the highlights in London in February!

by January 8, 2016

2015 was an amazing year for Cloud Foundry! There were several key milestones: membership of the Cloud Foundry Foundation increased to over 50 companies, Cloud Foundry Certification was introduced to support Cloud Foundry as the industry PaaS standard, and Cloud Foundry Summits were launched in two new regions, Europe and Asia.
For those that couldn’t attend some or all of the Cloud Foundry Summits of 2015, we at LOPUG (London PaaS User Group) are running a free-to-attend meetup in London on Thursday 11th February 2016 to showcase some of our favourite presentations.
Without giving away too many spoilers, here is a brief overview of the presentations and speakers:

Colin Humphreys, LOPUG Organiser, will be kicking us off with some “opening remarks”.