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From the Desk of the Executive Director – December 2018

I’ve just returned from Seattle where I attended my final event of the year: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. We held a Cloud Foundry Day on the first day of the event, which was a huge success. For those of you able to attend, it was great to see you.

The Foundation will be closed December 24th through January 4th. Please reach out to me or our team if you need anything beforehand.

The Technology Speaks for Itself!

Last week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, we announced our latest report What’s Driving Companies to the Cloud. One of the more interesting data points in the report, was that over half of respondents are now developing more than 60 percent of their applications in the cloud. As companies become more comfortable with cloud native technologies, they broaden their usage these technologies  – enforcing a virtuous cycle of adoption. Download the report or read the press release.

Read coverage of the report:

Have You Seen This Video?

Watch Chip Childers explain three new Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes integrations. He dives into the details of Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, Eirini and CF Containerization and describes a future where you can use them all together.

Congratulations to Envoy!

Last week, CNCF announced Envoy’s graduation–making it the third project to achieve this distinction. We are big fans of Envoy; in fact we’ve been shipping it with Cloud Foundry Application Runtime since early this year. This is another example of how the Cloud Foundry technical community continues to curate the best technologies from the broader open source ecosystem into a cohesive platform experience. Read Chip’s post.

Summit Sponsorships Available

We’ve expanded our sponsorship tiers to include a Diamond level! Thank you to Comcast and VMware for your support. You can download the prospectus and reach out directly to Kimberly Andrews to discuss Sponsorship opportunities. Spots are still available at our Platinum level.  

A special thank you to our newest Silver Members, Atomist and Zettaset, for sponsoring our Philadelphia Summit. It’s great to have you as part of the Cloud Foundry community.

What the Kubernetes Consolidations Mean for the Future of Cloud Native

Chip and I discussed the implications of the recent acquisitions in the cloud native space in an article on The New Stack. Read on to see how this ties back to multi-cloud.

The Three Telltale Signs Your Company Needs to Change

I just published a new article on how to recognize it’s time to embrace a cloud native mindset, what you can do to prepare for the coming shift, and why culture change is the most overlooked part of digital transformation.

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Happy Holidays to all of you and see you in 2019!

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Abby is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.