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From the Desk of the Executive Director – October 2017

It’s hard to believe that Cloud Foundry EU Summit is already behind us, and we’re beginning to look ahead to 2018 plans. Be sure to join us in Boston this April 18-20 at the next North America Cloud Foundry Summit! Register now for Early Bird prices ($500 off!) and submit your CFP by Friday, December 8, 2017. If you are interested in sponsoring Summit, please download the Sponsorship Prospectus for more information.

Here’s a look at key activities in the third quarter of 2017.

Cloud Foundry Summit Basel

With 858 attendees from 34 countries, representing 198 companies, Cloud Foundry EU Summit was our largest event in Europe to date. This was the first Cloud Foundry Summit for 60 percent of attendees — and that number leaps to 75 percent for first-time Cloud Foundry end user attendees. This demonstrates the enormous growth and increasing awareness and adoption of Cloud Foundry throughout Europe, with 75 percent of attendees based in the European continent. Nearly half (41 percent) of attendees were Cloud Foundry users. Watch the talks from Cloud Foundry Summit Basel here!

Cloud Foundry Container Runtime

We announced the launch of Cloud Foundry Container Runtime in Basel, which enhances Cloud Foundry Application Runtime’s capabilities by using BOSH to instantiate, deploy and manage highly available Kubernetes clusters on any cloud. This has been a deeply important development in our open source project and a feature I hope your teams will embrace wholeheartedly.

Visit The Foundry

At Summit, we also announced The Foundry, a web-based marketplace of more than 600 and growing available distributions, services, add-on technology, education and more – just to start! This is a central portal for all Cloud Foundry users, whether you’re just getting started or you want to expand your use of the technology.

The 2017 Cloud Foundry User Survey Is Available

Download and read the full Cloud Foundry Application Runtime User Survey to understand the impact that Cloud Foundry has on your business, your people and the application lifecycle — including boosting developer productivity by 3X and cutting costs by the millions. Get the report here.

2017 Container Report

This quarter, we issued our 2017 Container Report: Hope Versus Reality, One Year Later, a follow-up to our 2016 report which details trends in container adoption. Read my blog post for an overview of our findings, which point to continued enthusiasm for containers but a lack of heightened adoption.

Member News

The Home Depot and American Airlines joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold members, while InfluxDB, Snyk and comSysto all joined as Silver members. I’m thrilled that 40 percent of our members are also Cloud Foundry end users!

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Abby is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.