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.
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.
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 (email@example.com, @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.