Allstate is the first insurance company to participate
Santa Clara, May 23, 2016–Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, announced today that Allstate has joined as a gold member. Allstate joins GE, HPE, IBM, VMware, SAP, Verizon and more than 50 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Allstate will be able to more directly participate in the project, while accelerating deployment of high-quality applications to its customers.
“We are looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the Cloud Foundry Foundation and its members as we continue to introduce innovative product and service offerings to better serve our customers,” said Allstate’s Vice President of Technology Innovation, Doug Safford. “The Cloud Foundry platform’s reliability and consistency across any cloud environment enables us to rapidly deploy applications across multiple cloud platforms globally. As a member of the Foundation we’ll also have the opportunity to show our support for the open source community while helping to influence and mature the Cloud Foundry platform.”
Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort of VMware, IBM, EMC, SAP, HPE and worldwide leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to develop apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on any cloud – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, IBM SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration to existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global enterprises.
“Allstate is at the forefront of customer service and Cloud Foundry provides them a platform for continuous innovation, enabling them to rapidly adapt to customer, broker and corporate needs,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Cloud Foundry provides Allstate a consistent multi-cloud platform for rapid application delivery.”
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Now celebrating its 85th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2015, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 230,000 hours of service across the country.
About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard multi-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org.