90 Days into the Cloud Foundry Foundation
Yesterday was the 90th day of the existence of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Incepted on January 21, 2015, we have been sprinting and growing ever since. We had the advantages of a strong wave of goodwill towards Cloud Foundry as a project; the auspices of the Linux Foundation where we are housed as a collaborative project; and a force of expectations of what the Cloud Foundry Foundation should and could do.
Team building is the most important thing in the bootstrapping phase, and we’ve been fortunate to attract great people. We now have a permanent staff of 7 people supported by an extended team from the Linux Foundation for core functions like events, marketing, Finance, HR, and operations.
News: EMC CTO John Roese Elected Chair of Cloud Foundry Board
Today we announced that EMC’s CTO, John Roese, was eleccted Chair by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. In the role of Chair, John will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the Foundation. You can read more about it — and the importance of John’s background — in this Forbes story by Ben Kepes.
“Cloud Foundry is gaining momentum and the foundation needs to be seen in a credible light.” – Ben Kepes
“John’s progressive views on technology development and strong business acumen will serve the Foundation well,” said Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji. “He leads a talented Board of Directors who are committed to making Cloud Foundry a place of practice for continuous innovation.
Welcome to Cloud Foundry: Mirantis
Earlier this morning, news broke that Mirantis has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation. You can read more about in the official press release below.
Forbes’ Ben Kepes also provides a solid analysis of why this marriage of platform and infrastructure is good for companies who want to build their businesses on open cloud technologies.
Mirantis Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation
Newest member commits to simplifying deployment and management of Cloud Foundry on top of OpenStack
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2015 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the leading open source cloud native application platform, today announced that Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, has joined the organization.
Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 Agenda is Live!
The much anticipated agenda for Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 is here. And it’s overflowing with user stories, high octane keynotes and deep technical content. This is a program you don’t want to miss. Register today.
The announcement press release is below. You an also check out the schedule and register at the official Cloud Foundry Summit site.
EMC Stages the First Cloud Foundry Dojo
(Earlier this morning, EMC announced the first Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Brian Gallagher, President, Cloud Management Division at EMC, gives us a look inside.)
Having reached the rank of second-degree black belt in ShukoKai Karate, I’m acutely aware that martial arts excellence requires an all-in commitment by students to master strength, flexibility, discipline and harmony across both body and mind. Like any worthwhile training, students benefit greatly from a teacher, a sensei, to impart experience, skill and wisdom. The same holds true in software and application development. Pupils learn from masters and advance to create new innovations through the art of code writing.
Cloud Foundry Foundation Bylaws and Related Documents Now Available
Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation membership is happy to unveil the Foundation Bylaws and associated documents. The hard work of more than a dozen experts, these documents define the operating model and governance of Cloud Foundry and its associated projects. Built as an extension of our guiding principles, these documents embody the goals that include:
Governance By Contribution – Influence over the technical governance is based on developer effort.
IP Hygiene – IP cleanliness must be preserved at all times.
Equal Opportunity To Participate – Everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in projects.
No Surprises – Planning processes and project status are open to all.
BOSH CPI Support for CloudStack
Today’s guest post is from Iwasaki Yudai, research engineer at NTT Laboratory Software Innovation Center and Du Jun and Zhang Lei from the Cloud Team, Software Engineering Laboratory, Zhejiang University, China (ZJU-SST).
Cloud Foundry is the leading open source PaaS offering with a fast growing ecosystem and strong enterprise demand. One of its advantages which attracts many developers is its consistent model for deploying and running applications across multiple clouds such as AWS, VSphere and OpenStack. The approach provides cloud adopters with more choices and flexibilities.
CollabNet’s CloudForge Available on run.pivotal.io Marketplace
The following is a guest post by Kelly Lanspa from the CloudForge product team.
CloudForge from CollabNet is a collaborative software development and application lifecycle management platform. It includes source code management, Git/Subversion hosting and bug tracking on one platform, with backup services, additional storage and secure role-based user access to manage distributed teams. CloudForge is integrated with Pivotal’s hosted Cloud Foundry service, enabling users to easily build-test-deploy and scale apps.
From the marketplace console (or the cf command line utility), select CloudForge then choose one of the packages available.
HM9000: Ready for Launch
Cloud Foundry (CF) is a platform-as-a-service that, once deployed, makes it easy for developers to deploy, run and scale web applications. Powering this elegant PAAS is a complex distributed system comprised of several interoperating components: the Cloud Controller (CC) accepts user input and directs Droplet Execution Agents (DEAs) to stage and run web applications. Meanwhile, the Router maps inbound traffic to web-app instances, while the Loggregator streams log output back to developers. All these components communicate via NATS, a performant message bus.
It’s possible to boil CF down to a relatively simple mental model: users inform CC that they desire applications and Cloud Foundry ensures that those applications, and only those applications, are actually running on DEAs.
Migrating a Cloud Foundry PaaS to Run on OpenStack
The following is a guest blog post by Julian Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org, @railshoster) founder and CEO or AnyNines, a Cloud Foundry and Rails hosting service operated by Avarteq GmbH in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Cloud Foundry is well known for simplifying application portability from one CF-based PaaS to another, but how simple is it to move an entire, live, Cloud Foundry installation from one underlying IaaS to another? We asked the team at Pivotal, who recounted their experience moving the Cloud Foundry instance at run.pivotal.io from one Amazon AWS availability zone to another in 40 minutes.