100-day Challenge #001: Deploying Kandan on Cloud Foundry

by February 11, 2016

This is the second article (and the first actual application) of the “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection” series.

The 1st application deployed in the “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge” is Kandan.
Basic Information

Source Code
https://github.com/kandanapp/kandan
Other useful reference
http://alternativeto.net/software/kandan/

According to the README file in GitHub, Kandan is “an open-source HipChat clone”. That is to say, it is a modern application for chatting / instant messaging.
Deployment
Now we move on to the main point, the deployment to Cloud Foundry.
Actually, Kandan has a documented deployment procedure for Cloud Foundry. However, it is for Cloud Foundry v1 and cannot be directly applied for v2 without adjustments.

Cloud Foundry Announces 2016 North America Summit

by February 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced Cloud Foundry Summit 2016 – North America will take place May 23-25, in Santa Clara, Calif. The May event is the first in an annual series of international summits that will include events later this year in Europe and Asia.
Registration, and a speakers call for papers are both open for the Santa Clara event. Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are now open for Cloud Foundry members and will be open to any organization on February 15, 2016. More than 2,000 application developers, IT operations experts, technical managers, business leaders, service providers and project contributors are expected to attend.

Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge #000 Preamble

This is the first post of the series of aritcles: “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection”. The series will be composed of selected translations from the original Japanese version.
The original version of this article:

is found at http://blog.cloudfoundry.gr.jp/2015/06/cf100apps-000.html
was posted on June 4, 2015

The translation has been done literally – this means that every sentence should be read as you are at the point of time when the original versions were written.
Now, let’s start the first translated article.

Introduction
The Japan Cloud Foundry Group is launching a project called the “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge”, in which open source applications will be deployed on Cloud Foundry, an open-source PaaS, over a course of 100 days.

Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 1 of 3

by February 4, 2016

picture credit: http://www.tecmaths.com
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)
Abstract
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
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
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.