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From the Desk of the Executive Director – February 2017

Happy 2017!

This year I want to make sure we’re staying in close contact with our community. One step towards that goal is a monthly post. Starting now.

These posts are meant to keep you up-to-date on what we’re doing, what we’re thinking about, and what we see happening in the industry. We will also be asking for your input. 

So, what’s new?

Cloud Foundry and FedRAMP

For those that missed the big news out of 18F, they successfully obtained FedRAMP Authorization for This is huge. This represents the first completely open source project to achieve FedRAMP Authorization.

Developers, Developers, Developers

Like the great Steve Ballmer, we are shifting our marketing and events strategy in 2017 to appeal to a broader audience – those who are running cloud platforms, as well as those who are focused on developing software. You will hear us talk about developers quite a bit this year. In fact, we recently launched a beta version of our new website (check it out), emphasizing what can you create with Cloud Foundry.

Silicon Valley Summit: June 13th-15th

The Silicon Valley Summit CFP closes on February 17th (submit your talks now) and sponsorships are still available. We have changed the layout of our summits significantly in 2017 in an effort to broaden our audience. The summits now offer education, collaboration and networking opportunities for developers, operators, and business leaders – as well language and framework-specific tracks. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Santa Clara, California in June!

Open Service Broker API

Creating a sustainable ecosystem is key to the success of Cloud Foundry. In 2016 we began a cross-project/cross-company initiative with Fujitsu, Google, IBM, VMware, RedHat, and SAP to determine a way to deliver services to applications running on a cloud native platform. Out of that collaboration we established the Open Service Broker API – a project that makes the Cloud Foundry Service Broker API an industry-standard way to connect services to a cloud native platform.

A few more things:

I meant what I said, I want to hear from you. How can we best support you this year?

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Abby is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.