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Volkswagen Upgrades Cloud Foundry Foundation Membership to Gold

World’s largest car manufacturer leads auto industry in innovation by aiming for greater investment in open cloud technology

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2017 – Volkswagen Group today announced it has upgraded its membership status in Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, from Silver to Gold. Volkswagen joins the ranks of Foundation Gold members  alongside Google, Ford, Allianz, Swisscom and GE. As a Gold member, Volkswagen now has the opportunity to nominate a candidate for one of the two designated Gold seats on the Cloud Foundry Board of Directors.

“Silver membership in Cloud Foundry Foundation has been a great benefit to Volkswagen adopting Cloud Foundry as its multi-cloud platform,” said Dr. Roy Sauer, head of Volkswagen Group IT Architecture and Technology. “With Gold, we can take an even greater leadership role with the Technology Advisory Board and perhaps even the Board of Directors—ensuring Cloud Foundry’s reliability across multi-cloud environments.”

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.

“Volkswagen continues to revolutionize the way vehicles are built, distributed, and sold, relying on Cloud Foundry to run workloads on multiple clouds for flexibility, efficiency, and agility,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Volkswagen has been an active member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation to date. Elevating its membership to Gold will give the team a greater opportunity to be a leader in our community.”

About Volkswagen
The Volkswagen Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.

In addition, the Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management. In 2016, more than 610.000 employees produced some 10.4 million vehicles in 120 production plants all over the world. See more on

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