Cloud Foundry

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.
Iron.io 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:

YouTube
iTunes
Stitcher
PocketCasts

Episode 7 of the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition includes:

The US government, through 18f, is now building https://cloud.gov 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.

Please join us for the first ever Cloud Foundry doc sprint!

by September 1, 2015

Hack on MDN Sprint. March 2015. Berlin, Germany. Photo by Biraj Karmaker.
Please join us for the first official Cloud Foundry doc sprint!
No writing experience is required. (Although if you are a technical writer, we would love to have your help!) We are looking for a balance of technical writers, developers and users.
What: Cloud Foundry doc sprint
Where: Cloud Foundry Foundation offices at 535 Mission Street
When: September 30, 2015, 9am-5pm (drinks and dinner afterwards)
Topic: Getting started with Cloud Foundry
Who: Technical writers, Cloud Foundry Developers and Cloud Foundry Users
What’s a doc sprint?
Writing documentation is hard. Some people have the technical knowledge but not the writing skills.

Supporting Cloud Foundry Meetups and their speakers with travel

by August 27, 2015

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.