World’s largest home improvement retailer to drive innovative cloud-based products and services
SAN FRANCISCO, October 11, 2017 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, announced today that The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has joined the Foundation. The Home Depot joins the ranks of Allianz, American Airlines, Ford, Google, GE, Microsoft and Swisscom as a Foundation Gold member. Cloud Foundry users now make up more than 40 percent of the Foundation membership. At this tier, The Home Depot has the benefit of nominating a candidate for one of two designated Gold seats on the Cloud Foundry Board of Directors.
“We’re committed to making The Home Depot experience the best it can be for our customers,” said Paul Gaffney, senior vice president – Information Technology, The Home Depot. “The efficiency and resiliency of the cloud and our commitment to Cloud Foundry will allow us to bring more agile solutions to rapidly respond to our customers and our team.”
In less than two2 years, The Home Depot has added more than 2,500 developers on Cloud Foundry, maintaining more than 1,600 apps and services in production. In any given month, that cloud handles more than 1.5 billion requests.
“The Home Depot is another example of the world’s most innovative companies using Cloud Foundry to digitally transform their business,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Making the shift from being a more traditional retail company to a truly digital organization takes a lot of hard work and focus. I am truly awed by the speed with which that The Home Depot — one of the largest companies in the world — has made this shift.”
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 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: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: http://www.cloudfoundry.org.
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