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American Airlines Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member

World’s largest airline joins other Cloud Foundry end users to drive innovative products and services

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2017 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, announced today that American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has become the first airline to join the Foundation. American joins the ranks of Google, Ford, Allianz, Swisscom and GE as a foundation Gold member. At this tier, American has the benefit of nominating a candidate for one of the two designated Gold seats on the Cloud Foundry Board of Directors.

“American is committed to providing an exceptional experience for our customers and team members based on industry expertise and innovation,” said Steven Leist, Vice President Enterprise Technology Services, American Airlines. “We believe strongly in the efficiency and resiliency of the cloud and our commitment to Cloud Foundry will allow us to bring more agile and innovative solutions to rapidly respond to our customers and our team.”

“The Foundation continues to add the most innovative Cloud Foundry end users. In fact, users account for almost 40% of our membership now. American Airlines is revolutionizing the travel experience, and we welcome the insights and expertise they can bring to Cloud Foundry,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Gold membership gives American Airlines an opportunity to be a leader in our community.”

Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Cisco, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, SAP and SUSE, and is being used by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

About American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at

About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard platform for cloud applications. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is hosted by The Linux Foundation and is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: To learn more, visit:


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