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Ford Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member

Global automotive and mobility leader joins the Foundation to deliver a wider range of technical solutions to enhance the customer experience

San Francisco, February 22, 2017 — Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced Ford Motor Company has joined as a Gold Member. Ford joins Dell EMC, IBM, VMware, SAP, VMware and more than 60 other technology leaders as a member. The automaker brings a unique voice and vision to the open source software community and the Foundation as a Gold Member.

“As Ford expands its business to be both an auto and mobility company, we are focused on continuing to enhance our software development capabilities to deliver great customer experiences,” said Rich Strader, Director, Enterprise and Emerging IT, Ford Motor Company. “Cloud Foundry plays an important role in this vision, and we look forward to working both directly with the Foundation and its many members to ensure Cloud Foundry will continue the growth of cloud application development and deployment.”

“Ford has consistently provided truly innovative technology in its vehicles,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “As a pioneer and global leader in the auto industry, we’re excited for the consumer-driven innovations Ford can bring to Cloud Foundry.”

Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Cisco, Dell/EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google, IBM, 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 — Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer 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.

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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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