Amy Frampton to Emcee Cloud Foundry Summit Europe

by August 25, 2016

We are excited to announce this year’s emcee at Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt: Amy Frampton, Director of Product Marketing at HPE Cloud, based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Register to attend Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt here! Registration is €449 until Friday, September 2 when price increases to €630.
Amy brings a highly impactful presence to the event as she is a recognized leader across product, engineering, customer advocacy and marketing. We chose Amy because of her ability to marry her cross-discipline experiences with the ability to tell a great story. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she seems impervious to jet lag (see more below).

What We Learned After Five Years of Cloud Foundry at Rakuten

by August 24, 2016

A team of seven engineers at Rakuten, a Japanese ecommerce and Internet company, has been running Cloud Foundry in production for five years on over 5,000 virtual servers. In this video, DevOps engineers Ronak Banka and Carlo Alberto Ferraris demonstrate their breadth of experience, and share valuable lessons learned from their time running one of the world’s largest Cloud Foundry deployments to make operations and maintenance efforts scale efficiently.
Watch the video to learn the scope of solutions to empower users. Here’s a preview of lessons learned from the talk:

Know when to say no! Don’t try to make everything fit.
Forking is a terrible idea. There is far too much value in the community and too much momentum.

Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic on Winning in Production [Video]

by August 16, 2016

With his trademark sense of humor, Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic recounts what it was like to build a web application without the knowledge of how to run it in production, how discovering Cloud Foundry enabled a massive shift, and how clients have now adopted Cloud Foundry in production of over 10,000 applications.
Watch his thirty minute talk for a demonstration on how to deploy a new application to Cloud Foundry, view the logs and run database migrations — made all the more enjoyable thanks to Dr. Nic’s unique perspective and signature sense of humor.

Grape Up Revisits Cloud Foundry: UDP, VoIP, and Beyond! (Video)

by August 12, 2016

Roman Swoszowski, Grape Up’s CTO and VP of Cloud Foundry Services, provides a deep dive into what Cloud Foundry is and all that it has to offer. While Cloud Foundry is well-suited for web applications and 12-factor apps, it also supports TCP traffic, making itself ideal for IoT solutions. The Grape Up team experimented with the Cloud Foundry platform and enabled it for UDP-based applications, specifically VoIP use cases.

The Gap on Cloud Optimization & Cloud Foundry (Video)

by August 10, 2016

Philip Glebow, Gap’s Director of Pricing Architecture, draws an analogy between cloud optimization and a balanced diet of foods with the highest nutritional impact at minimal cost. To achieve this optimized “diet,” Gap employs linear optimizer Gurobi, which integrates with Cloud Foundry, and works with Amazon.
Glebow explains the nuance of localized promotional pricing which takes into account the average costs and seasonal wear appropriate to different geographies, and how this enables Gap to move inventory. Involved in these calculations are sensitive timing deadlines for price adjustment—specifically, the need to complete six thousand instances of a complex optimization problem within four hours.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 19: Live from SpringOne

by August 8, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 19, Live from SpringOne.

Today’s episode is brought to you by the following Cloud Foundry Ambassadors:

Mark Carlson, ECS Team
Luke Woydziak, EMC
Stormy Peters, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Cloud Foundry was at SpringOne last week:

 Several Cloud Foundry Ambassadors in the booth – great interactions with companies new to Cloud Foundry.
 Many Cloud Foundry users speaking such as Citi, Allstate, McKesson, Manulife/John Hancock, Bloomberg and Home Depot.

Volkswagen invests 3 million euros in a group in India working on Cloud Foundry among other things.

Cloud Foundry BOSH on OpenPOWER systems open sourced!!

by August 3, 2016

In a previous blog, we had described how we enabled Cloud Foundry to run on OpenPOWER systems based on the IBM POWER architecture. We have now upstreamed changes into the Cloud Foundry BOSH source code repository. New versions of the Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcell and the bosh and openstack-cpi releases can be built for OpenPOWER systems from the latest code in the BOSH source code repository. Developers can use regular deployment steps as described in the Cloud Foundry document: “How to setup Openstack environment and deploy Bosh” with the following publicly available binaries:

Bosh Stemcell Ubuntu Trusty Openstack KVM (raw): download v3232, see source
bosh-init: download v0.0.91, see source
bosh-release: download v257.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 18: The Cloud Foundry Ambassadors!

by July 28, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 18, presented by the Cloud Foundry Ambassadors!

Today’s episode is brought to you by the following Cloud Foundry Ambassadors:

Mark Carlson, ECS Team
Matthew Curry, AllState
Jeff Hobbs, HPE
Luke Woydziak, EMC
Stormy Peters, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Foundation member updates

Cisco is now a Platinum member of the Foundation!
Resilient Scale, founded by Steve Greenberg, joined the Foundation as a Silver member.

BOSH 2.0 is out! To get an update watch the Summit talk or the BOSH Day talks.
Cloud Foundry Advisory Board (CAB) call summary.
We are starting to see Multicloud in projects at Fortune 500 companies. Not just Amazon but also Azure and other cloud infrastructures.

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe Brings Multi-Cloud and IoT Platform Best Practices to Frankfurt

by July 28, 2016

Keynotes from EMC, Fidelity, Pivotal, SAP, Volkswagen and the Dutch Government highlight Cloud Foundry benefits in organizations with multi-cloud platforms at Frankfurt Summit in September
SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced the schedule for its Europe Summit, September 26-28, 2016 at the Congress Center Messe in Frankfurt is now live. The schedule features keynotes from leading organizations like EMC, Fidelity, the Dutch Government Agency Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Pivotal, SAP and Volkswagen.

Resilient Scale Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Silver Member

by July 20, 2016

Expert consulting and training business enables clients to execute on multi-cloud strategies by leveraging Cloud Foundry
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — July 20, 2016 – Resilient Scale, experts on cloud-native training and consulting, today announced that the company has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, as a silver member. Resilient Scale joins GE, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, Verizon and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Resilient Scale will be able to influence the project while accelerating innovation by taking advantage of the open and collaborative continuous delivery approach to developing cloud-native software.