SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwired – Sep 16, 2015) -Cloud Foundry Foundation , home of the leading open source cloud native application platform, today announced that Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, is joining the independent open source organization. The Cloud Foundry platform and Telstra’s work with the Foundation will support software development in Telstra’s Gurrowa Innovation Lab, the centerpiece of the company’s technology and research capabilities and its next step in building a broader innovation network.
Recently launched in Melbourne, Gurrowa is an open innovation environment where Telstra, its enterprise customers, partners, incubators, vendors, research institutes and other members of Telstra’s innovation network can connect and collaborate on cutting-edge technology all under one roof.
“Using the Cloud Foundry platform and actively working with the Cloud Foundry community underpins the concept of continuous innovation that we want to foster in Gurrowa,” Telstra Chief Technology Officer Vish Nandlall said. “Cloud Foundry gives us the speed and portability we need to reduce our time to development and time to market for game changing products and services worldwide.”
Telstra’s participation in the Cloud Foundry Foundation adds to a growing list of global telecommunications leaders who are turning to Cloud Foundry to transform the way they do business. Cloud Foundry is a critical part of (Cloud Foundry member) CenturyLink’s application developer services offering and is at the heart of the public cloud service that (Cloud Foundry member) Huawei plans to launch later this year. Ericsson, NTT, Swisscom and Verizon are also active members of the Foundation and the platform is used by Orange, AT&T and others.
“Telstra is a leader among a wave of telecommunications companies who are driving their customers toward continuous innovation,” Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji said. “Their contributions to the Foundation will strengthen the future of open source cloud native applications and help build the Cloud Foundry community in Asia Pacific. More broadly, Vish Nandlall’s leadership will progress the telecommunications industry’s strategy for an interoperable cloud application platform.”
Telstra and other members are joining Cloud Foundry Foundation at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe November 2-3, in Berlin and the Cloud Foundry Summit Asia Pacific December 2-3 in Shanghai. Hundreds of application developers, IT operations experts, technical managers, business leaders, service providers and project contributors are gathered in these independent forums to accelerate and advance the Cloud Foundry open source project.
About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard for open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). 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: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org.
Telstra is one of Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services companies, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. We provide network services and solutions to more than 200 of the world’s top 500 companies. They rely on us to do business across 240 countries and territories and to enable greater productivity, efficiency and growth.
In Australia, we provide 16.7 million mobile services, 7.3 million fixed voice services and 4.0 million fixed data services. Telstra’s international businesses include Telstra’s global networks and managed services business and Telstra’s China-based search and advertising business. We understand our customers want technology and content solutions that are simple and easy to use — that’s why we have built networks like Australia’s largest fully integrated internet protocol (IP) network and Australia’s largest and most reliable national mobile network.
Our solutions offer the best of all worlds — skilled people and a rich portfolio of services delivered on our world-class Telstra Next IP® network and Next G® network. To ensure reliable performance, they’re monitored and maintained from our dedicated centres using advanced management and operational systems. And they’re backed by Telstra Enterprise-grade Customer Service® and one of Australia’s largest and most qualified field and technical workforce.