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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: 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?”

Hope Versus Reality: Containers In 2016

By June 15, 2016

Today we released the broadest and deepest report to date on containers. The report, part of the Cloud Foundry Foundation’s Global Perception Study, was conducted in the first quarter of 2016 and included an extraordinary 711 respondents across seven geographies (US, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan, South Korea) in five languages (English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean). … Continue reading “Hope Versus Reality: Containers In 2016”

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" Offering agencies production-level security and scalability

By May 18, 2016

In October 2015, 18F announced, 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 “ 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”

dorma+kaba – One of the world’s leading providers of security and access solutions selects CloudFoundry

By January 26, 2016
Dorma+kaba Group is the latest Cloud Foundry user. They decided to start using Cloud Foundry because Swisscom's Application Cloud offered them a certified and global industry standard for Platform as a Service.   "We are transforming our business model, as we are moving away from the product and focusing more on being a service business. The … Continue reading "dorma+kaba – One of the world’s leading providers of security and access solutions selects CloudFoundry"

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 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”