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.
Welcome to Cloud Foundry: New Relic
The news is out. New Relic has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation. You can read more about it in the official press release below.
“We believe the future of software development is service-oriented, where IT orchestrates services like Cloud Foundry to enable elastic, flexible architectures to meet business demands.” – John Gray, New Relic
Learn more about New Relic’s plans to contribute a tile, service broker, and build pack to Cloud Foundry at Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 next week in Santa Clara.
Cloud Foundry on Azure
This afternoon at its annual Build developer conference, Microsoft announced plans to support Cloud Foundry on Azure. It is another proof point that Microsoft is becoming open to open source.
By anyone’s measure, today’s announcement is big news for enterprises and developers. More importantly, it opens a massive new ecosystem to what is already the fastest growing open source cloud platform.
“We are strongly committed to offering customers the most choice and flexibility on the Azure platform and with this wide range of PaaS offerings, whether Microsoft or Partner delivered, I believe we can meet all your needs in development, deployment, and management.
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.