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How is Using a Platform like Making a Pie? [Reblog]

By February 28, 2017

In a fascinating article on The New Stack, Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers draws an analogy between baking a pie and developing a cloud application. Choosing a container as a service (CaaS) is akin to mixing your dough from scratch, he explains, while going with a platform as a service (PaaS) is like nabbing a … Continue reading “How is Using a Platform like Making a Pie? [Reblog]”

Cloud Foundry Announces Summit Silicon Valley 2017

By November 23, 2016

The premier event for developers returns to focus on languages, microservices, agile development and all things multi-cloud San Francisco, November 23, 2016 — Cloud Foundry, the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017 will take place June 13-15 in Santa Clara, California. Perennial interest from the community has created demand for … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry Announces Summit Silicon Valley 2017”

Swiss Re: Making IT a Strategic Asset

By September 30, 2016

The Swiss Re Group, based in Zurich, is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and working through brokers, the company’s global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. Founded in 1863, the company operates in more than 25 countries with…

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”