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.
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!
A few articles worth sharing
- TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois writes New Cloud Foundry project helps its developers run their cloud apps on their laptops
- James Governor at RedMonk on Open source – we need better pathways so inclusion can flourish
- Cloud Foundry launches single marketplace for the entire ecosystem, reports DatacenterDynamics’ Max Smolaks
- Kubo Becomes Cloud Foundry’s Container Runtime, Default for Kubernetes Deployment, writes The New Stack’s Susan Hall
- The Register’s Simon Sharwood writes on Google, VMware and VMware team for on-premises Kubernetes
- RedMonk’s Fintan Ryan on Cloud Native Technologies in the Fortune 100
- A Hackathon Team May Have Discovered ‘Serverless Done Right’, writes Chip Childers for The New Stack