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.
What do the Dutch government agency Rijkswaterstaat, the U.S.A.’s cloud.gov, 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.
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.
…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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philip Glebow, Gap’s Director of Pricing Architecture, draws an analogy between cloud optimization and a balanced diet of foods with the highest nutritional impact at minimal cost. To achieve this optimized “diet,” Gap employs linear optimizer Gurobi, which integrates with Cloud Foundry, and works with Amazon.
Glebow explains the nuance of localized promotional pricing which takes into account the average costs and seasonal wear appropriate to different geographies, and how this enables Gap to move inventory. Involved in these calculations are sensitive timing deadlines for price adjustment—specifically, the need to complete six thousand instances of a complex optimization problem within four hours.
Are you using Cloud Foundry? Is it making your world a better place? If so, we’d love to help you share your story.
Through the Cloud Foundry User Case Studies Program, we are raising awareness of Cloud Foundry. We want to share stories about how people use Cloud Foundry in order to encourage contributions to the open source software project and increase usage.
Whether you’ve just started working with Cloud Foundry or have applications in production today, we want to help you tell your story. Are you (or someone you know!):
Taking the IoT world by storm like GE?
Transforming government security and scalability like Cloud.