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The Gap on Cloud Optimization & Cloud Foundry (Video)

By August 10, 2016
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 … Continue reading "The Gap on Cloud Optimization & Cloud Foundry (Video)"

Hertz Leads IT Transformation using Cloud Foundry

By June 15, 2016
The Hertz Corporation. (PRNewsFoto/The Hertz Corporation) A leader since the Ford Model T Companies that are household names are rarely associated with innovation. Particularly when those companies have been household names since the 1920s. This is especially true for industries like car rental. A New Approach Fast forward to 2016. Hertz Global Holdings operates the … Continue reading "Hertz Leads IT Transformation using Cloud Foundry"

Cloud.gov: Offering agencies production-level security and scalability

By May 18, 2016

In October 2015, 18F announced cloud.gov, a new platform that will enable federal teams to rapidly develop and deploy web services with best-practice, production-level security and scalability. The platform will also help agencies reduce the work required to comply with federal security regulations. Bret Mogilefsky, Innovation Specialist at 18F, recently shared his perspective on this … Continue reading “Cloud.gov: Offering agencies production-level security and scalability”

Springer Nature Reduces Deployment Time From Weeks To Minutes with Cloud Foundry

By May 17, 2016

Building the Foundation for Growth Two years ago when Daniel Otte, Head of Platform Engineering, and Simon Johansson, Platform Engineer at Springer Nature, chose Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) as the foundation for global application deployment, little did they know that this decision would be a harbinger of huge transformations. May 2015 marked the final approval … Continue reading “Springer Nature Reduces Deployment Time From Weeks To Minutes with Cloud Foundry”

GE Leverages Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Build Predix, First Cloud for Industry

By May 11, 2016

At the 2015 Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco, GE announced that its Predix platform – the first PaaS built specifically for industry – was open for general availability. We chatted with Jeff Barrows, Cloud Platform Engineering Manager at GE Digital, to get his perspective on this transformation initiative. Don’t miss Jeff’s presentation at … Continue reading “GE Leverages Pivotal Cloud Foundry to Build Predix, First Cloud for Industry”

Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 3 of 3

By February 19, 2016

picture credit: http://www.tecmaths.com CF-Abacus team: Jean-Sebastien Delfino (IBM), Saravanakumar Srinivasan “Assk” (Independent), Benjamin Cheng (IBM), Hristo Lliev (SAP), Georgi Sabev (SAP), Kevin Yudhiswara (IBM), Piotr Przybylski (IBM), and Rajkiran Balasubramanian (IBM) Introduction In part 1 and part 2 of this series we introduced the metering problem that CF-Abacus solves as well as giving a complete overview of its architecture and design. In the last part we discuss the decisions the team took … Continue reading “Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 3 of 3”

Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 2 of 3

By February 12, 2016

picture credit: http://www.tecmaths.com CF-Abacus team: Jean-Sebastien Delfino (IBM), Saravanakumar Srinivasan “Assk” (Independent), Benjamin Cheng (IBM), Hristo Lliev (SAP), Georgi Sabev (SAP), Kevin Yudhiswara (IBM), Piotr Przybylski (IBM), and Rajkiran Balasubramanian (IBM) Introduction In part 1 of this 3-part series, we motivated the metering problem for a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) like CloudFoundry (CF) and introduced and scoped CF-Abacus, which we claim provides a turnkey metering engine that can be used in a scalable manner … Continue reading “Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 2 of 3”

Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 1 of 3

By February 4, 2016

picture credit: http://www.tecmaths.com CF-Abacus team: Jean-Sebastien Delfino (IBM), Saravanakumar Srinivasan “Assk” (Independent), Benjamin Cheng (IBM), Hristo Lliev (SAP), Georgi Sabev (SAP), Kevin Yudhiswara (IBM), Piotr Przybylski (IBM), and Rajkiran Balasubramanian (IBM) Abstract Project CF-Abacus is a scalable usage aggregation and metering engine for any CloudFoundry (CF) installations. The paramount goal of the incubation project is … Continue reading “Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 1 of 3”