cloud foundry

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 Kubernetes — in the most straightforward, effective way possible.
Part of what I love so fiercely about the open source world is the ability to shed ego, come together to collaborate and to envision a radically open future.

Twitter Chat: The Developer Gap – Join Us Tomorrow!

by November 2, 2016

Today, we published a report titled “Identifying The Developer Gap,” which divulges a looming shortage of developers with cloud skills. This “Developer Gap” presages difficulties not only for IT but for businesses in general — particularly as software continues to “eat the world.”
Although we are still in the early stages of this “developer gap,” the findings indicate companies who are late to the game will struggle to find the highly-skilled developers required to keep up with an industry becoming more fragmented and complex, and as the pace of change continues to accelerate. You can read the full report here.

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 to-be-released incrementally v3 API, moved on to “secret weapon” buildpacks, explained the need to migrate to Diego Runtime and delved into Garden before attacking cf v242’s volume services, container to container networking, route services, “bits” service, isolation segments, Abacus, BOSH “2.0” (“the heart of the Cloud Foundry multi-cloud promise”) and the OpenStack CPI.

Digital Uprising, One Government at a Time

by October 18, 2016

What do the Dutch government agency Rijkswaterstaat, the U.S.A.’s, and the Australian and UK governments have in common? They all use Cloud Foundry in their digital transformation journey! Watch these fascinating talks on how these government agencies left behind their clunky legacy technologies and learned to embrace open source as a path to digital excellence, with Cloud Foundry at the heart of it all.
1. Open As a Disruptor for Government: Liam Maxwell, UK Government
What’s the “square of despair”? National Technology Adviser Liam Maxwell explains.

2. Running Cloud Foundry in a Compliance and Security Focused Environment: Diego Lapiduz and Bret A.

Willkommen to Wednesday at Cloud Foundry Summit Frankfurt

by September 28, 2016

And that’s a wrap!
This week flew by — almost as quickly as the direct flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt. We had the opportunity to interface with so many members of the Cloud Foundry community in a spectacular event space and left Summit with a renewed appreciation for our unique culture, dedicated developers, inclusive attitude and visionary ambition. Speaking of which, what was the buzz word on everybody’s tongues today?

Atos’ Ursula Morgenstern gave a thought-provoking keynote speech on the need for diversity across all industries, asking the audience to consider whether cloud as a sector will be the catalyst for greater diversity in IT.

Live from Frankfurt, it’s Tuesday night!

by September 27, 2016

…or Tuesday morning, if you’re reading this in North America.
The last two days have been a flurry of announcements, fascinating talks and countless opportunities to engage with other members of the Cloud Foundry community. Let’s take a look back at Summit so far:
Memberships & Certifications

We announced that five new members have joined the Foundation, including:

Acetti Software


Part II: Q+A with Cloud Foundry Summit Frankfurt’s Unconference Emcees

by September 24, 2016

Yesterday we posted the first half of a Q+A with this year’s Unconference emcees, Sara Lenz of anynines and Paula Kennedy of Pivotal. Don’t forget to join the Unconference on Monday, September 26 at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, starting at 5:00 pm. If you can’t make it to Frankfurt this year, follow along here to stay up to date on Summit news! Don’t forget to join the live conversation the entire week using the hashtag #CloudFoundry.
In addition to emcees Paula and Sara, Director of Product Marketing at HPE Cloud Amy Frampton will emcee Cloud Foundry Summit Frankfurt on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Part I: Q+A with Cloud Foundry Summit Frankfurt’s Unconference Emcees

by September 23, 2016

We’re counting the hours to Cloud Foundry Summit in Frankfurt, kicking off with the Unconference on Monday, September 26 at 5:00 pm. This year’s Unconference will be hosted by two exceptional women, Sara Lenz of anynines and Paula Kennedy of Pivotal. We sat down with both of them to learn about their relationship to Cloud Foundry and the community, their experiences as women in a male-dominated industry and what they’re looking forward to at Summit!  
Left: Sara Lenz, anynines; Right: Paula Kennedy, Pivotal
Based in Berlin and an active member of the Cloud Foundry community, Sara is project manager of the anynines team, responsible for customer relations, and all organizational project processes concerning anynines.

Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic on Winning in Production [Video]

by August 16, 2016

With his trademark sense of humor, Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic recounts what it was like to build a web application without the knowledge of how to run it in production, how discovering Cloud Foundry enabled a massive shift, and how clients have now adopted Cloud Foundry in production of over 10,000 applications.
Watch his thirty minute talk for a demonstration on how to deploy a new application to Cloud Foundry, view the logs and run database migrations — made all the more enjoyable thanks to Dr. Nic’s unique perspective and signature sense of humor.

Grape Up Revisits Cloud Foundry: UDP, VoIP, and Beyond! (Video)

by August 12, 2016

Roman Swoszowski, Grape Up’s CTO and VP of Cloud Foundry Services, provides a deep dive into what Cloud Foundry is and all that it has to offer. While Cloud Foundry is well-suited for web applications and 12-factor apps, it also supports TCP traffic, making itself ideal for IoT solutions. The Grape Up team experimented with the Cloud Foundry platform and enabled it for UDP-based applications, specifically VoIP use cases.