Cloud Foundry

Q&A: Steve Winkler, GE Digital

by November 3, 2015

GE Digital Principal Architect Steve Winkler gave us a peek at his Cloud Foundry Summit Berlin talk on the role Cloud Foundry plays in the industrial Internet.

How did you get involved in Cloud Foundry?
I actually got involved in Cloud Foundry while I was working with SAP. I was leading their Open Cloud Initiative and got the company involved with the project after I noticed that IBM and Pivotal were going to work to establish a Foundation to manage the project. I then joined the Predix team at GE, and amongst other things, have spent this year creating an Open Source Program Office, with Cloud Foundry as our primary focus.

Q&A: Daniel Jones, Engineer Better

by October 28, 2015

As Cloud Foundry Summit Berlin (our first in Europe) gets closer, we’re giving you an opportunity to get to know some of the speakers who will be on stage. In this Q&A, Daniel Jones, Cloud Foundry Consultant at Engineer Better, gives us some insight into his talk, “The Seven Stages of Bosh.”
Daniel Jones
How did you get involved in Cloud Foundry?
I originally looked at Cloud Foundry way back in 2010 when evaluating PaaS for a indie gaming eCommerce start-up. That was back before it was very mature, and even alternatives like Elastic Beanstalk didn’t yet exist.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 9: Just cf push!

by October 28, 2015

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition! Episode 9 includes news about:

An OpenStack survey found Cloud Foundry was the most popular PaaS tool.
CA Technologies’s new release of CA Application Performance Management can now monitor Cloud Foundry. joins the Cloud Foundry and its tools now support Cloud Foundry.
Cloud Foundry can be used to deploy Apache Spark. How have you used Cloud Foundry with stateful services?
Use Lattice and Diego to manage microservices.
China’s public cloud market to double by 2020.
Cloud Foundry Meetups: 42 in October!
From the doc sprint comes this definition of Cloud Foundry: Cloud Foundry is an open source platform for application lifecycle automation. Deploy, monitor, recover, scale, and update your apps.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition: Episode 8: Name that Rabbit!

by October 20, 2015

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition! Episode 8 includes news about:

BNY Mellon brought together two dozen chief technology officers from financial services companies to the Silicon Valley. They spent two days digging into common technology challenges and heard from industry experts like Cloud Foundry Foundation’s Sam Ramji. BNY Mellon’s CIO Suresh Kumar spoke highly of the their involvement with Cloud Foundry and the advantages it brings. The event was also the first in depth preview of the BNY Mellon’s NEXEN open source cloud software, based on Cloud Foundry!
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is hiring! If you are a technical project manager and would like to be part of an awesome team and project, check out the Cloud Foundry project manager role.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition Episode 7: Companies integrating with and building on Cloud Foundry

by October 14, 2015

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition is now available as a podcast in addition to being on YouTube. You can find it on:


Episode 7 of the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition includes:

The US government, through 18f, is now building on Cloud Foundry. They have awesome documentation and it’s all in the public domain. Read more about the launch.
Better debugging for Node.js Cloud Foundry apps applications via BlueMix.
Dell announced plans to acquire EMC
Tibco announced that their BusinessWorks Container Edition is available as a buildpack for easy deployment, upgrading, and operating within Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry environment.

How To Bill on Cloud Foundry

by September 11, 2015

This is a guest blog post by Greg Cobb, Ben Watts, Michael Smykowski and Dieu Cao from Pivotal.
As a Cloud Foundry operator, you may wish to monetize your application runtime and services usage. While Cloud Foundry does not include a built-in billing system, it does provide features to allow operators to construct their own billing tools that meet their individual needs and requirements.
Cloud Foundry exposes usage events for both applications and services. These usage events detail when Cloud Foundry users start, stop, and upgrade apps and services. These events contain additional information about the resource usage of the apps and services. Usage events are guaranteed to only appear for operations that have successfully completed and to be in chronological order.

Reaching the Summit for Cloud Foundry Training

by September 9, 2015

I’m delighted to announce that CloudCredo will be delivering training at the Cloud Foundry Summits in Berlin and Shanghai. We will be collaborating with new Foundation members Biarca to deliver the training in Shanghai. This represents the first time full-day, structured training will be delivered at a Summit event. We’re proud to play our part in spreading the Cloud Foundry message across the world. CloudCredo have helped to support the ecosystem from the beginning and we’re excited to have this opportunity to help more people on their journey at a Foundation event.
We’re offering three courses – targeted at beginners, developers, and operators. The course outlines are available here.
At CloudCredo we like to learn by doing.

Help others learn about Cloud Foundry – Come speak at Berlin or Shanghai!

by September 4, 2015

Last chance to submit a talk for the Cloud Foundry Summit in Berlin!
The call for papers has been extended until Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Submit your talk now!
Lockheed Martin, Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, Santa Clara. Photo by Mike Maney.
Now’s the time! We are looking for speakers for the Cloud Foundry Summit in Berlin November 2-3rd.
We are expecting hundreds of Cloud Foundry users from beginners to experts, and we’d love to have your help bringing them all up to speed.
Share your story about how you’ve created a cloud ready app, used Cloud Foundry in your organization or are using it in real world production environments and network – all with other members of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem.

Driving Cloud Foundry User Requirements

by September 3, 2015

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.

Biarca CEO Kris Rajana On Joining Cloud Foundry

by September 2, 2015

You may have seen the news from Biarca today. They are one of the latest companies to join Cloud Foundry Foundation.  In the following QA, CEO Kris Rajana shares a bit more about Biarca and how they’re working with Cloud Foundry.

“Cloud Foundry is the leading open source platform delivering PaaS. It was a no brainer to embrace it.”
– Biarca CEO Kris Rajana

What does Biarca do?
Biarca is a Professional Services company focused on helping transform organizations from a legacy IT and applications approach to ones that delivers IT as a Service. We  work directly with end customers, and partners with value-added resellers and managed service providers.