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Why Cloud Foundry is Making the Open Service Broker API Even More Open

By December 13, 2016

Since becoming the Executive Director for Cloud Foundry, I have been eagerly awaiting today’s launch of the Open Service Broker API project. This collaborative project with Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Pivotal, Red Hat and SAP enables developers, ISVs and SaaS vendors to deliver services to applications running within cloud-native offerings — including Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and … Continue reading “Why Cloud Foundry is Making the Open Service Broker API Even More Open”

Cloud Foundry: What’s the state of the project?

By October 20, 2016

With thousands of contributors and more than 130 core committers on Cloud Foundry, it can be challenging to keep up with the state of the project. At Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, Cloud Foundry Foundation VP of Technology Chip Childers provided an up-to-the-minute status report on Cloud Foundry. He kicked off the discussion with the … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry: What’s the state of the project?”

Platforms Beat Products, Every Time

By October 8, 2015

Platforms beat products. 10 years ago, that might have not been the popular thinking. However, the latest cloud platforms are beating product. Over at CIO.com today, Bryan Kirschner posted an interesting piece on how platform economics work – and why a product strategy will always lose. As he puts it: “a successful platform strategy requires upending product strategy … Continue reading “Platforms Beat Products, Every Time”

Working with the Cloud Controller API in Ruby: Beyond CFoundry.

By March 24, 2014

Cloud Controller is the primary API through which third parties interact with Runtime; it encapsulates the myriad internal services that take a user from ‘cf push’ to a running application. Both the Pivotal Developer Console (the web application that ships with Pivotal CF and backs console.run.pivotal.io) and the CloudFoundry CLI interact directly with the Cloud … Continue reading “Working with the Cloud Controller API in Ruby: Beyond CFoundry.”

Introducing the UAA and Security for Cloud Foundry

By July 23, 2012

Cloud Foundry is a distributed system with many components front and back end. If you are familiar with the Cloud Foundry architecture you have probably noticed that the Cloud Controller exposes its functionality via lightweight HTTP APIs. The internal components also use the same approach to communicate with each other. Up until recently this was … Continue reading “Introducing the UAA and Security for Cloud Foundry”