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

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.  “Reliability across multi-cloud environments is among the many reasons why Cloud Foundry is a solid platform for rapid application development and deployment.”

Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort of VMware, IBM, EMC, SAP, HPE and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. 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, 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.

“Cisco brings more than three decades of networking excellence and innovation to Cloud Foundry,” said Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji. “Cisco’s Platinum investment is a strong indication of the company’s commitment to delivering open, consistent, multi-cloud options for rapid application delivery and innovation and we’re thrilled to have them onboard and engaging with Cloud Foundry further as a key member of the Foundation.”

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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 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: To learn more, visit:


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