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Cloud Foundry Leads 2017 with Strongest Adoption to Date

Leading cloud application platform powers digital transformation initiatives at government and Global 2000 enterprises with aim to next close global cloud skills gap

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(February 23, 2017) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, finished its second year with new leadership and a record number of members, developers and organizations around the world who depend on Cloud Foundry software to drive the digital transformation of their business. Cloud Foundry today powers cloud initiatives at public companies alone with a combined market capitalization greater than $3.2 trillion.

Cloud Foundry enters 2017 as the industry’s fastest-growing and most adopted cloud application platform. Cloud Foundry and Cloud Foundry-based solutions are now the platform of choice for an ever-growing list of leaders in financial services, IoT, government, automotive and telcos, including Allianz, Comcast, Fidelity, Ford, Google, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and many others.

“Cloud Foundry is a shining example of the power of open source and collaboration to change how organizations leverage research and development in this new world of software and services running in the cloud,” said Cloud Foundry Foundation Chairman John Roese, CTO, Dell EMC Corp. “Governments and industry can accelerate innovation in creating new and better services without investing in costly and redundant underlying technology infrastructure. Cloud Foundry frees organizations to focus on what they do best.”

“In 2016 Cloud Foundry emerged as the preferred cloud application platform on any public or private cloud infrastructure,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “For 2017 we are focused on ensuring the long-term success of Cloud Foundry for users, partners and vendors, while dramatically expanding the universe of developers on Cloud Foundry software. The future is digital and we urgently need a broader and more diverse talent pool globally collaborating through open source on cloud applications and innovation.”

2016 Foundation Highlights:

  • In November, Cloud Foundry veteran Abby Kearns was named Foundation Executive Director and Chip Childers was named CTO.
  • The Foundation grew to 70 members, including new participants Allstate, Google and Volkswagen — adding members at a pace of three new members a month, since inception.
  • According to our Global Perception Study, Cloud Foundry adoption increased by nearly 20% across all deployments over the course of 2016.
  • In 2016, the Cloud Foundry Project saw more than 84,000 commits to more than 400 project repositories, developed by more than 140 core committers working full-time and more than 520 community contributors that shared more than 3,000 pull requests.
  • The Cloud Foundry user community grew to more than 55,000 members from 181 self-organized local groups.
  • In September, Cloud Foundry Foundation and VMware released open source Cloud Foundry training materials, free to students across the globe.
  • According to our Q4 Global Perception Study, 52% of enterprise respondents report using at least one Cloud Foundry member deployment.

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 an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: To learn more, visit:


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