ECS Team CTO Mark Carlson Says Customers Value Cloud Foundry’s Multi-Cloud Support
“Applications built to run on Cloud Foundry gain many benefits from the platform itself and can be easily run on a variety of public cloud and on-premises IaaS solutions. Our customers also like the fact that Cloud Foundry is available from a variety of providers to reduce the risk of lock-in.”
ECS Team CTO Mark Carlson
As organizations continue to join Cloud Foundry at a steady rate of one new member every two weeks, we are on track for extremely strong community and project growth in 2016. ECS Team is among the latest to join the Foundation. The professional services firm has been in business for over 15 years and delivers cloud-native solutions for customers adopting Cloud Foundry by implementing commercial and open source Cloud Foundry installations and development.
Cloud Foundry Announces 2016 North America Summit
SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2016 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced Cloud Foundry Summit 2016 – North America will take place May 23-25, in Santa Clara, Calif. The May event is the first in an annual series of international summits that will include events later this year in Europe and Asia.
Registration, and a speakers call for papers are both open for the Santa Clara event. Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are now open for Cloud Foundry members and will be open to any organization on February 15, 2016. More than 2,000 application developers, IT operations experts, technical managers, business leaders, service providers and project contributors are expected to attend.
dorma+kaba – One of the world’s leading providers of security and access solutions selects CloudFoundry
Dorma+kaba Group is the latest Cloud Foundry user. They decided to start using Cloud Foundry because Swisscom’s Application Cloud offered them a certified and global industry standard for Platform as a Service.
“We are transforming our business model, as we are moving away from the product and focusing more on being a service business. The Swisscom Application Cloud is the means by which to do this.”
CTO, dorma+kaba Group
From the product to the services business.
The challenge: fit for the future with Access-as-a-Service. The dorma+kaba Group is one of the world’s leading providers of security and access solutions. The Group has been a pioneer in the field of digitisation for some years now.
Welcome to the EMC Dojo!
The EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo is officially opening today! To learn a bit more about EMC’s Dojo, we brought in Victor Fong, the Engineering Director of EMC Cambridge Dojo and Cloud Platform Team, as well as Megan, a Dojo software engineer.
How did you get started with Cloud Foundry?
Megan: I was a developer at EMC working on Atmos and ViPR ECS. When I heard about the Cloud Foundry EMC dojo, I was immediately intrigued to contribute to the best PaaS in the industry.
Victor: Before joining EMC, I was an engineering director of a legacy Java Enterprise Application in a traditional technology company. When I first entered the Cloud Foundry Dojo in San Francisco, I was deeply impressed with the passion and energy that each person shared.
The New Cloud Foundry Brand
Yesterday afternoon during CEO Sam Ramji’s opening keynote at Cloud Foundry Summit Berlin (our first in Europe), we unveiled the new brand for Cloud Foundry. It marks an exciting moment in the evolution of what has quickly grown to become the industry standard platform for cloud applications.
. @sramji presenting the new #cloudfoundry brand. pic.twitter.com/cRl4OkiZZF
— Casey West (@caseywest) November 2, 2015
This has been a collaborative effort among many members of the community. It is simple and clean and built to stand the test of time as our ecosystem grows. It is a visual identity tested globally and designed to work across many types of media and last for years.
Iron.io brings its job queuing, scheduling and processing tools to Cloud Foundry
The news it out. Iron.io is the latest company to join Cloud Foundry Foundation. We had a chance to talk to Ivan Dwyer about Iron.io’s focus as a Cloud Foundry member.
We know that Iron.io offers industrial-strength job queuing, scheduling and processing services for developers, but what do you do that makes you different than others in your space?
While many companies offer tooling around Docker and microservices for applications, our focus is with the asynchronous workloads that behave differently and have a different lifecycle. Background work should be just that; in the background, however it’s far too important to just ‘set it and forget it’.
Driving Cloud Foundry User Requirements
Developing and prioritizing requirements
The Cloud Foundry Foundation wants to make sure all of our member companies’ requirements are included in our platform strategy. One way we do that is through vertically focused special interest groups, or SIGs for short.
Cloud Foundry is about its users, many of which join the Cloud Foundry Foundation. As we look across our membership, over 80% are truly user companies. This is a unique and valuable asset for the ongoing and overall success of the project. We will only change the world if our software helps make users successful by providing the capabilities they need to drive their businesses. In turn, user success will proliferate to our members who provide Cloud Foundry services, driving their overall success as well.
Supporting Cloud Foundry Meetups and their speakers with travel
Come speak at one of the 152+ global Cloud Foundry meetups!
Meetups are an important part of learning about new technology, connecting with others doing the same thing and helping others. When I started at Cloud Foundry, I thought I’d help meetups by helping them find sponsors for location and pizza. Turns out, that’s not what they need. They need awesome speakers!
So here’s the plan.
We’ll designate a place for speakers to list their accomplishments.
We’ll provide a place for speakers to say they are available and meetup organizers to say they need speakers.
We’ll provide funding for speakers to travel to meetups.
Speakers, make yourselves known
We need a place where speakers can identify themselves and what topics they know.
Cloud Foundry on Azure Preview…The Sequel
Unlike most movie sequels, software tends to get better with each new version. This afternoon, Microsoft announced the sequel to its April premier of Cloud Foundry on Azure. Dubbed Cloud Foundry on Azure Preview 2, this newest Microsoft contribution to the Cloud Foundry ecosystem incorporates months of community feedback and new Cloud Foundry technologies.
With these new updates, customers will be able to deploy a standard Cloud Foundry infrastructure on Azure using Bosh-Init.
You can watch the trailer for Cloud Foundry on Azure Preview 2 below:
For more information, head over to the BOSH Azure CPI github repo.
Announcing: Cloud Foundry Summit Berlin
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is thrilled to announce our inaugural European Cloud Foundry Summit is taking place in Berlin on November 2 & 3.