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.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Announces Cisco as a Platinum Member; Strengthens Its Commitment to Open Source

by July 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced that Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) is increasing its investment in the Foundation to the highest possible membership level. As a Platinum member of the Foundation, Cisco reinforces its commitment to Cloud Foundry as a critical element of its open source strategy.
Cloud Foundry is a key element in both Cisco’s Open Source and cloud computing strategies including future plans for cloud-based reactive networking.
“Cisco, as well as our partners and customers, are rapidly adopting cloud native computing patterns,” said Ken Owens, Cisco CTO of Cloud Services and Platforms.

Predix Transform Developer Conference

by July 13, 2016

Predix, the Industrial IoT Platform from GE Digital recently became an official Cloud Foundry certified platform. Learn about the platform and opportunities at the first ever Predix Transform Developer Conference in Las Vegas July 25 – July 27.
This is an opportunity for developers to see how the industrial sectors of Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Aviation, Energy, and Transportation are transforming on top of Cloud Foundry as the foundation.
Keynote: Sam Ramji

“GE is going to sell aircraft engine uptime to air carriers like American Airlines. Given the cost of downtime, what airline wouldn’t buy that?” –Sam Ramji
Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji will be among the keynotes on stage at the developer conference.

Warner Music Group’s Journey from Private to Public Cloud (Video)

by July 12, 2016

Warner Music Group’s Director of Engineering Adam Chesterton and Altoros’ CEO Renat Khasanshyn came together at Cloud Foundry Summit NA 2016 to provide a closer look at WMG’s journey over the last year.
Early adopters of Cloud Foundry, Warner Music Group remains one of the largest organizations using the community version of Cloud Foundry for production workloads. But a year ago, the company was in the process of a multi-data center rollout when it took a step back and began an “all in” move to public cloud with Cloud Foundry as the backbone.
Watch the video below to follow along on the journey from managed private cloud running Cloud Foundry and data services, to rethinking the economics of composable enterprise, to running on multiple availability zones at AWS.

Join the Cloud Foundry User Case Studies Program Today!

by July 12, 2016

Are you using Cloud Foundry? Is it making your world a better place? If so, we’d love to help you share your story.
Through the Cloud Foundry User Case Studies Program, we are raising awareness of Cloud Foundry. We want to share stories about how people use Cloud Foundry in order to encourage contributions to the open source software project and increase usage.
Whether you’ve just started working with Cloud Foundry or have applications in production today, we want to help you tell your story. Are you (or someone you know!):

Taking the IoT world by storm like GE?
Transforming government security and scalability like Cloud.

Infographic: Key Findings from Cloud Foundry’s Container Report

by July 6, 2016

Last month, we released the most comprehensive global study conducted to-date on the adoption of containers. Cloud Foundry Foundation’s Hope vs. Reality: Containers in 2016 report scrutinized the global landscape to determine who is using containers. Specifically, the report looked at: the how and why, the benefits and challenges of container usage—and the products and services used in conjunction with containers.
In addition to the extensive report, we’ve created a digestible infographic to spotlight its key findings.
Here are a few of our favorite findings:

53 percent of respondents report they are currently using or evaluating containers.
92 percent of those users report that containers alone are not enough—a platform is necessary to manage containers at scale.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Adds First Technical Fellow to Growing Fellowship Program

by June 22, 2016

Tier 3 Founder Jared Wray brings strong technical skills & expertise to Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced Jared Wray will join the Foundation as the first Technical Fellow as part of its recently launched Fellowship program. The program is designed to solicit select expertise from members and the community at large to help accelerate adoption of Cloud Foundry. Wray founded Tier 3, a Seattle-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform and advanced cloud management company acquired by CenturyLink in 2013.
The Cloud Foundry Foundation Fellowship program draws from the Foundation community to contribute focused resources for a period of time to work on targeted initiatives.

A Journey with Cloud Foundry, BOSH and Concourse at Stark & Wayne

by June 22, 2016

I am lucky to have the opportunity to work at Stark & Wayne while earning my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Stark & Wayne has lots of customers using Cloud Foundry, including GE, Intel, Swisscom, Zipcar, SAP and others. I myself have been working on various Pivotal Cloud Foundry projects for GE Digital for the GE Predix platform, leveraging services such as RDPG, RabbitMQ, Redis, PostgreSQL and SHIELD. All of these services are deployed using continuous integration (CI) tool Concourse pipelines and are provided to GE Predix platform users.

Nearly Two-Thirds of IT Users Plan to Mainstream Containers in a Year, Global Survey Reveals

by June 16, 2016

However, Cloud Foundry Foundation Container Report finds increased complexity in scaling deployments is a major hurdle without a platform
San Francisco, June 16, 2016–Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced findings from the most comprehensive global survey ever conducted on the adoption of containers. More than half of companies surveyed said they were either evaluating or using containers while a full 64% anticipate mainstreaming their use within a year. Notably, 84% of users say that “managing containers without a cloud application platform would be a challenge.

Hope Versus Reality: Containers In 2016

by June 15, 2016

Today we released the broadest and deepest report to date on containers. The report, part of the Cloud Foundry Foundation’s Global Perception Study, was conducted in the first quarter of 2016 and included an extraordinary 711 respondents across seven geographies (US, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan, South Korea) in five languages (English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean).
 
Given the breadth of the users included in this survey, the results provided insights into the current state of containers in organizations around the world today. It was fascinating, to me, to see that the majority of companies (53%) had either deployed or were evaluating containers.