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How Can I Try Out Cloud Foundry?

by October 27, 2016

So you’ve built a cloud native app, taking advantage of all the 12-factors, or at least most of them. Is there a cloud application platform that you could run it to test it out? Yes, there is: Cloud Foundry.
Here are some of our certified providers that can help you get up and running on Cloud Foundry immediately:

AppFog from CenturyLink. Take advantage of a free trial on AppFog, CenturyLink’s platform based on Cloud Foundry. You also gain access to the broad array of services and resources for those developers that are new to cloud-native.
Atos Cloud Foundry.

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.

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 Cloud Foundry Summit 2016.
Jeff Barrows, Cloud Platform Engineering Manager at GE Digital
How did you get involved in Pivotal Cloud Foundry?
When I first joined GE, we were using a traditional three-tier web application deployment model—I designed Chef-based mechanisms to help developers deploy their Predix-based apps to the cloud using AWS or vSphere.

IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack on Cloud Foundry

by July 23, 2013

IBM has just announced it is joining the Cloud Foundry project and making it a component of their open cloud architecture. Pivotal and IBM has jointly announced a series of actions to further engage the community in Cloud Foundry.
A guest blog by Rachel Reinitz, an IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM Software Services
As one of the IBMers who have been engaging with Pivotal, I’ve really enjoyed the collaboration and certainly learned a lot. So, I’d like to tell you about the IBM/Pivotal collaboration around developing an IBM Java and Liberty buildpack.
Buildpacks offer Great Potential
A key part of the Cloud Foundry architecture is the use of buildpacks to specify and compose runtime environments for a class of applications. Cloud Foundry has adopted buildpacks from Heroku.