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Cloud Foundry Closes 2018 European Summit in Switzerland

Foundation launched its Certified Systems Integrator Program and announced details about 2019 Summits in North America and Europe

Basel, Switzerland — October 12, 2018 — Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and Cloud Foundry BOSH, closed its record-setting 2018 European Cloud Foundry Summit in Basel, Switzerland today. It also announced the call for papers for its 2019 North American Summit, which will take place April 2-4, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, is now open until November 30.

Additionally, Cloud Foundry announced its upcoming 2019 European Summit will take place on September 11-12, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. Sponsorships are now available.

With support from Platinum sponsors Dynatrace, VMware, SAP and Swisscom, the 2018 European Summit surpassed previous attendance records and welcomed more than 170 speakers and sponsors across the technology industry.

“It was thrilling to see 1,000 enterprise developers, architects, engineers, and executives attend the European Summit this year in Basel,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “The dedication our members continue to have in supporting continuous innovation, strengthening the open source ecosystem, and ensuring interoperability of our technologies inspires me every single day. I look forward to continuing the conversation with our community next year at our North American Summit in Philadelphia.”

In addition to the official launch of its Certified Systems Integrator Program, Cloud Foundry announced two new projects — Eirini and CF Containerization — have been accepted as incubating projects by the Project Management Committees (PMCs), which oversee platform engineering of the open source projects, in order to further the interoperability of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. The Foundation also announced Cloud Foundry technologies are powering INDICS, China’s first industrial internet platform, and that HCL Technologies, a Systems Integrator in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, has joined as a Gold member.

Additionally, the Summit announced news from organizations including CGI, evoila, Grape Up, Huawei, IBM, ITQ, VMware, Snyk, Stark & Wayne, SUSE and Swisscom.

Attendees will join other developers, CIOs and IT managers at Cloud Foundry’s 2019 North American Summit in Philadelphia to gain and share insight on how to utilize Cloud Foundry for developers, businesses, operators, beginners and more, including a full-day track on use cases from Cloud Foundry’s innovative end users. Attendees will also gain first-hand access to Cloud Foundry roadmaps, training and tutorials, and see how others are using Cloud Foundry to support continuous innovation and application portability. Sponsorships are now available. The call for papers is open until November 30, and registration opens on December 1.

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.

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