SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – September 21, 2016) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced that it would be releasing into the community training and education material, developed and donated byPivotal®, under the Apache open source licensing model, giving anyone the ability to freely use the materials to become more proficient on Cloud Foundry®, as well as to contribute to the content.

Cloud Foundry is the world’s only multi-cloud platform. Founded by Pivotal, who donated the core cloud platform technology to the Cloud Foundry Foundation in 2013. Today, the open source cloud platform is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications, and financial services.

Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity you need to continuously innovate new application experiences, as well as run legacy applications at startup speeds. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration to your existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for both mission critical and IoT apps for global organizations.

“As Cloud Foundry becomes the defacto standard for deploying multi clouds, the need for skilled engineers becomes increasingly critical,” said Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “We deeply appreciate Pivotal’s effort in developing the material and generosity in open sourcing it to benefit the community.”

Three beginner training courses are now available under the Apache open source licensing model. Get started here.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry­ standard multi­-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit:http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – September 21, 2016) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced two new keynote speakers at its European Summit, September 26-28, 2016 at the Congress Center Messe in Frankfurt: Ursula Morgenstern, global head of consulting and systems integration at Atos, and Liam Maxwell, national technology adviser to the UK Government. They join an impressive collection of speakers from global organizations including Allianz, Fidelity, SAP, Volkswagen and the Dutch Government to discuss digital transformation and multi-cloud.

“We are thrilled to host Ursula and Liam at our European Summit,” said Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Ursula is a widely respected leader who has a strong track record of driving strategic direction and business growth at Atos. Liam set the standard for digital government-to-consumer strategy and practice, and continues to support emerging technologies and open source throughout the UK government. They each bring unique value to our community and I look forward to hearing them speak.”

Liam Maxwell is the National Technology Adviser for the UK Government. His role involves improving government technology within the Department of Culture, Media and Sports while supporting emerging technologies and creating an environment for digital enterprises to flourish. Prior to his adviser role, he was Chief Technology Officer for the Government from 2012 to 2016. Maxwell is scheduled to speak at Summit on Tuesday, September 27 at 9:40 – 10:00am.

Ursula Morgenstern is Global Head of Consulting & Systems Integration for Atos, a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. She joined the company in 2002 through the acquisition of KPMG Consulting and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology space including software industry, IT Consultancy and IT Service. Prior to her current role, Morgenstern was CEO of Atos in the UK and Ireland. Morgenstern is scheduled to speak at Summit on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:20 – 9:40am.

Cloud Foundry Summit will bring more than 600 businesses, developers and vendors from across Europe to share best practices and hear senior executives from leading organizations discuss how Cloud Foundry has helped them build and deploy robust, resilient and flexible cloud native applications across multiple cloud platforms.

“I’m looking forward to providing perspective on open source technology trends in government for the Cloud Foundry community,” said Maxwell. “Not unlike the business world, the government sector requires a clear understanding of these developments to drive better skills that enable proper investments in appropriate technologies.”

“I’m thrilled to be a speaker among so many top executives at Cloud Foundry Summit,” said Morgenstern. “Diversity is a huge business enabler, as Atos has experienced in driving the Olympics to a global connected experience through cloud, analytics and mobile. I look forward to addressing the importance of greater diversity in IT in my talk, and discuss how I see the cloud being a catalyst in that transformation.”

Attendees can also participate in two full days of training on microservices and IoT development in a continuous delivery environment. There will be three pre-conference training sessions from which to choose:

  • Cloud Foundry for Beginners
  • Microservices on Cloud Foundry
  • Operating a Platform

Cloud Foundry is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VMware, and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

For a full list of keynote speakers and the event schedule visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community/summits/program/about/?summitId=11993.

To save your spot by registering, visit: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1812395&_ga=1.262751631.2085815418.1462986062

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry-standard multi-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on GitHub: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit:http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – September 15, 2016) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today introduced “Cloud Foundry Days,” single-day educational events sponsored by Cloud Foundry members, scheduled across the APJ and China regions in Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and hosted by EMC, GE, HPE, TIBCO and Fujitsu.

Cloud Foundry Days are designed to foster the community and drive adoption of Cloud Foundry in the APJ and China regions in the fall of 2016 with plans to roll out globally in 2017. The events give the local community an excellent opportunity to connect with businesses, learn about Cloud Foundry and share knowledge.

“Cloud Foundry Days are hyperlocal events held by and for the Cloud Foundry community to share cloud computing expertise in key cities across Asia and the Pacific,” said Sam Ramji, Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO. “They are an invaluable resource for organizations seeking to speed their digital transformation with Cloud Foundry by learning from our community.”

Cloud Foundry is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VMware, and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

“The emerging model of DevOps in IT is accelerating digital business transformation around the globe,” said Brian Gallagher, President, Cloud Platform team at EMC. “New innovations in software can now be delivered with greater velocity, lower cost, better quality and increased customer adoption. As an integral part of this transformation, Cloud Foundry is quickly becoming a critical component of all cloud computing architectures enabling companies to rapidly deploy, operate and maintain innovative cloud native and traditional applications. With Cloud Foundry Days, we’re carrying the message around the globe to customers from all industries to educate them on the importance of Cloud Foundry and its capabilities.”

Those interested in attending the current Cloud Foundry Days in the APJ and China regions can visit:https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community/cloud-foundry-days/. The full schedule is below:

Oct. 18 & 20: Sydney & Melbourne
Host: EMC
Support: TIBCO

Oct. 25: Shanghai
Host: GE
Support: EMC & Anchora

Oct. 27: Beijing
Host: HPE
Support: GE & IBM

Nov. 15: Singapore
Host: TIBCO
Support: Pivotal

Nov. 17: Hong Kong
Host: TIBCO
Support: Pivotal

Nov 11: Tokyo
Host: Fujitsu
Support: Apigee & Pivotal

Those interested in hosting their own Cloud Foundry Day event can visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community/summits/cloud-foundry-days-2016/

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry-standard multi-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on GitHub: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit:http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

SAN FRANCISCO – September 15, 2016 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is advancing the development of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced initial programming and speakers for CloudNativeCon and co-located events KubeCon and PrometheusDay, taking place November 8-9 in Seattle.

CloudNativeCon will bring together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further industry education. Co-located with KubeCon and PrometheusDay, attendees will be able to attend a full range of technology sessions that support the cloud native ecosystem.

During KubeCon, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with leading Kubernetes technologists, from multiple open source cloud native communities, working with one of the highest velocity open source projects. Kubernetes use has exploded in the last year and so has the desire for many to further their education. KubeCon will bring together this quickly growing community to advance their knowledge of Kubernetes use with containers and cloud native architectures. Similarly, PrometheusDay will feature technical talks covering major Prometheus adopters, leading expert contributor insights, and a full range of technologies that support open source monitoring technology in the cloud native ecosystem.

“Cloud native computing can be a very fragmented process, as the architecture departs from traditional enterprise application design,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our new flagship event CloudNativeCon will be able to build on the great following and momentum KubeCon has already established. The event will squarely focus on helping developers better understand how to easily and quickly assemble these moving parts by driving alignment among different cloud native technologies and platforms.”

A panel featuring developers involved with MidoNet, Contiv Calico, and Flannel will share how they have implemented their own networking for Kubernetes and offer unique perspectives on how their respective projects augment native Kubernetes networking. “Kubernetes Networking Panel: Collaborate on the Spec, Compete on Execution,” will feature panel moderator and Top Women in Cloud winner Susan Wu, director of technical marketing at Midokura.

Additionally, the schedule includes a mix of engaging sessions, case studies, tutorials and lightning talks, featuring the following presenters:

  • Unik: Unikernel runtime for Kubernetes,” from CTO, Cloud Management Division, at EMC Dell, Idit Levine

  • “Automating Infrastructure Deployment for Kubernetes,” from Principal Software Engineer at Rancher Labs, Alena Prokharchyk

  • “How to Monitor Application Performance in a Container-Based World,” from Cisco Principal Engineer, Fabio Giannetti

  • “Processing Billions of Events in Real-Time with Heron,” from Engineering Manager and Technical Lead for Real Time Analytics at Twitter, Karthik Ramasamy

  • “Sentinel: A Platform for Fine-grained Application Security,” from eBay Senior Software Engineer, Sudheendra Murthy

  • “Does Cloud Native Mean Container Native?” from Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research, James Bottomley

  • Kubernetes: As Seen On TV,” from Comcast Systems Architect, Erik St. Martin

  • “Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Resource Scheduling, but Were Afraid to Ask,” from Senior Staff Software Engineer of Cluster Management at Google, Tim Hockin

  • “Kompose: The Docker-compose of Kubernetes,” from Founder of Skippbox, Sébastien Goasguen

  • “Running a Top 5 E-Commerce Website on Kubernetes,” from Ticketmaster.com Senior Vice President of TechOps, Justin Dean

  • “How Box Runs Containers in Production with Kubernetes,” from Box Co-Founder, Sam Ghods

  • “Plumbing the Cloud for Containers,“ from Product Manager at Docker, Michael Friis

  • “Taking the Helm: Delivering Kubernetes-Native Applications,” Software Engineer on the Kubernetes Helm project, Michelle Noorali

  • “Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters with Prometheus,” from Engineer at CoreOS and core Prometheus developer, Fabian Reinartz

  • “Project Frankenstein: Multitenant, Horizontally Scalable Prometheus as a Service,” from Director of Software Engineering at Weaveworks, Tom Wilkie

The full CloudNativeCon agenda can be viewed here; the KubeCon program can be viewed here. Stay tuned for the PrometheusDay schedule.

Additionally, proposals for lightning talks are still being accepted through September 23.

CloudNativeCon is made possible by support from Diamond Sponsors Apprenda, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat; along with 25 additional Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit http://bit.ly/2asBYqS.

Register by September 23 for early bird pricing of $400 for individuals and $850 for corporations. Registration ​for ​CloudNativeCon ​provides ​complimentary ​access ​to all ​CNCF ​co-located ​events: KubeCon and PrometheusDay.

 

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering three scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities.  Visit http://bit.ly/2958nFA to learn more about the scholarship and apply.

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

TOKYO, JAPAN and SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(September 14, 2016) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced that NTT Communications Corporation, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), became the first Japanese company to have its multi-cloud platform certified by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The certification program is the industry’s only one designed to establish reliable portability across platforms in a multi-vendor, multi-cloud environments.

“NTT Communications is one of the early adopters of Cloud Foundry as a global service provider, and the first to serve APAC enterprise customers. We have accumulated five years of production experiences and expertise in Cloud Foundry since 2012,” said Mr. Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Vice President, NTT Communications. “This important certification reinforces our direction to actively promote the industry standards backed by the Foundation, and to deliver our open cloud environments on a global basis through Enterprise Cloud.”

The Cloud Foundry PaaS Certification ensures application and skill portability across any cloud service, or on-premises software product offering Cloud Foundry. The Cloud Foundry Certified mark is only awarded to products and services meeting the strict technical requirements outlined by the Foundation’s technical governing body. Products called “Cloud Foundry” can only use that designation after meeting Cloud Foundry Certification standards. Products must re-certify every year.

Cloud Foundry is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VMware, and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

“The certification of NTT Communications cements the relationship between one of the largest data center operators in Asia and Europe with Cloud Foundry,” said Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Cloud Foundry Certified platforms allow organizations to use the cloud that’s the best fit for their workloads, based on business needs for security, compliance, performance, and speed of development.”

You can see a full list of all current certified providers of Cloud Foundry or if you’re interested in becoming certified, visit:https://www.cloudfoundry.org/use/cloud-foundry-certified/

About NTT Communications Corporation 
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non­profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry­ standard multi­-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit:http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – September 02, 2016) – Attendees of the Cloud Foundry Summit in Silicon Valley this past May described Cloud Foundry as a mature, comprehensive and cohesive platform with a strong, active and engaged community.

“One of the many things we love about our community is how open it is — to new technologies, new ideas, and new approaches. Our recent Silicon Valley Summit is a great example,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “This survey includes many first-time event participants from Global 200 enterprises to smaller organizations — all educating themselves on Cloud Foundry. These findings indicate a rapid shift to digital transformation via Cloud Foundry.”

Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort of EMC, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP and worldwide leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to develop apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on any cloud-Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Platform (GCP), IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration to existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global enterprises.

The survey’s highlights include:

  • Large companies gravitate to Cloud Foundry because:
    • It is a mature, solid platform
    • It is a holistic solution
    • It has a great community
  • Challenges:
    • It can seem difficult and/or complex to deploy
    • Other possible solutions:
      • Kubernetes (although most choose to deploy both technologies)
      • AWS (due to “simplicity”)
      • A combination of other products — or DIY solutions.

Download the full report including the survey results by visiting: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CFS_SurveyReport_072916-.pdf

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non­profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry­ standard multi­-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit:http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – September 01, 2016) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced Pivotal CEO Rob Mee and EMC CTO John Roese have joined keynoters from leading organizations like Fidelity, Volkswagen and the Dutch Government Agency Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) at its European Summit, September 26-28, 2016 at the Congress Center Messe in Frankfurt. Also keynoting the event are SAP’s Marc Geall, senior vice president of partner innovation; Allianz CIO Dr. Andreas Nolte and Kichwa Coders’ founder Tracy Miranda.

More than 600 businesses, developers and vendors from across Europe are gathering to share best practices and hear senior executives discuss how Cloud Foundry has helped them build and deploy robust, resilient and flexible cloud native applications across multiple cloud platforms at the Cloud Foundry Summit. This year’s Emcee will be Amy Frampton, Director of Product Marketing at HPE Cloud.

“Excitement is growing — as is the agenda for the European Summit,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “This event was built specifically for companies interested in increasing the velocity of application development or building cloud native applications at scale.”

Summit attendees will collaborate with peers, meet the developers behind Cloud Foundry and discuss the roadmap for the fastest growing multi-cloud platform. Developers can participate in two full days of training on microservices and IoT development in a continuous delivery environment, and see how others are leveraging multi-cloud models to deliver apps faster than ever before. The Summit will also provide attendees insight on how to get started with Cloud Foundry and make an impact on the project.

There will be three pre-conference training sessions from which attendees can choose:

  • Cloud Foundry for Beginners
  • Microservices on Cloud Foundry
  • Operating a Platform

Cloud Foundry is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunication, and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

Standard registration closes on September 2, after which the price will increase to EUR630. For a full list of keynote speakers and the event schedule visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community/summits/program/about/?summitId=11993.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non­profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry­ standard multi­-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit:http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

World’s largest freely available bare metal server cluster for advancing cloud native computing

TORONTO – LinuxCon/ContainerCon – August 23, 2016 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), ​which is advancing the development of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced the public availability of its Community Cluster for open source projects advancing cloud native computing. The Cluster is housed at the state-of-the-art Supernap Switch facility in Las Vegas.

“The opening up of the CNCF cluster is the single most positive thing in the world of cloud native that I have seen this year,” said Fintan Ryan, industry analyst at RedMonk. “We are already seeing the CNCF taking a lead in bringing communities and companies together to work in an open collaborative manner. Ultimately this collaboration will benefit everyone using cloud native technology.”

Access to the $15 million CNCF Community Cluster, a 1,000 node server deployment of Xeon processor-based Intel servers, allows developers to initiate large-scale integration testing before releases, as well as assess the feasibility and scalability of experimental approaches. To be used by open source projects, this infrastructure can be leveraged to run multiple scalability and performance tests and deploy various software stacks easily and at scale.

“If you are developing cloud native open source software and want to ensure that it functions at scale, please apply to run it on the CNCF Community Cluster,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Multiple projects are using or in the process of applying for use, including CNCF-hosted projects Kubernetes and Prometheus, the Apache Zookeeper project and others.

“Deploying applications in a cloud is different than in traditional data centers, from performance levels and monitoring to security and system management, to orchestration and deployment, and resiliency of the physical infrastructure,” said Jason Mendenhall, executive vice president of Cloud at Switch. “The CNCF Community Cluster will help open source developers resolve issues on the entire cloud native stack.”

The application for cluster usage lists the requirements, including:

  • That the code being run is 100% open source,

  • That the testing advance cloud native computing (specifically containerization, orchestration, microservices or some combination), and

  • That the testing involve containerized workloads, if appropriate.

“The cluster is designed to provide developers with the opportunity to test applications at larger scales than they could on their own. Ultimately, this will make the move to cloud infrastructure faster and easier for businesses of all sizes, allowing enterprises to benefit from the efficiency and agility of a cloud native architecture,” said Jonathan Donaldson, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Software Defined Infrastructure at Intel Corporation.

About the cluster:

The CNCF Community Cluster, operated by Intel for the CNCF community, provides users a staged path to first develop and test on a small scale and then graduate to large-scale testing. It includes the hardware needed to develop, debug and run cloud native software on relevant infrastructure at scale. Users of the cluster will be able to experience the rare value that the cluster represents: size and bare metal. The compute node and storage specs include:

Compute Node Spec

  • 2x Intel E5-2680v3 12-core

  • 256GB RAM

  • 2x Intel S3610 400GB SSD

  • 1x Intel P3700 800GB NVMe PCIe SSD

  • 1x QP Intel X710

Storage Node Spec

  • 2x Intel E5-2680v3 12-core

  • 128GB RAM

  • 2x Intel S3610 400GB SSD

  • 10x Intel 2TB NLSAS HDD

  • 1x QP Intel X710

To submit a request to use the CNCF Community cluster, file an issue here. Note, CNCF projects, CNCF members, and related infrastructure projects demonstrating intent of upstreaming code will be given priority use of the cluster.

If you would like more information or to get involved with the CNCF Community Cluster, check out GitHub: https://github.com/cncf/cluster​.

Additional Resources 

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

New members help set direction of cloud native computing and bridge the gap between traditional IT and new container and microservices technologies

TORONTO – LinuxCon/ContainerCon – August 23, 2016 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, ​which is advancing the deployment of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced that Apigee, Caicloud, Exoscale, Minio, Mirantis, Packet, and StackPointCloud have joined the Foundation to accelerate the adoption of cloud native technologies. These seven new members have joined a community of more than 50 enterprise technology leaders passionate about developer experience and simplified operations for cloud native technologies.

According to a recent report released by Gartner, as IT spending on cloud services reaches $114 billion this year and grows to $216 billion in the year 2020, cloud native infrastructure is becoming more attractive. As IT budget dollars shift from data centers to the cloud, open source, container technology, and microservices architectures are increasingly vital for enterprises hoping to run at scale.

“Today’s forward-thinking companies are turning to cloud native architectures to drive business value and create more agile infrastructures,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our newest members are committed to advancing the development of crucial born-in-the-cloud technologies – from open source storage and API-driven containers and management, to network interfaces and hosting.”

A growing community of cloud native technologists and open source project leaders will attend the first-ever CloudNativeDay on Thursday in Toronto to discuss the latest in container technology, high-velocity projects like Kubernetes and Prometheus, and other cloud native architectures.

About the newest members:

Apigee provides a leading cloud native API platform for digital businesses. The company helps more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100, four of the top five Global 2000 retail companies, and five of the top 10 global telecommunications companies to securely share data and services across myriad devices and channels through APIs. Built for the new requirements of today’s digital business, the Apigee platform helps companies serve customers in a real-time, anywhere-anytime fashion, use data to continually improve the customer experience, and drive additional revenue.

“Apigee is committed to delivering technology that helps organizations adapt and thrive in today’s connecting economy by powering APIs that are critical for cloud native applications,” said Ed Anuff, senior vice president of strategy at Apigee. “Our participation in the CNCF gives us the opportunity to work with other companies to help shape the direction of API features and functionality in Kubernetes and other container and cloud technologies.”

Caicloud was founded by several ex-Googlers and early Kubernetes contributors in 2015, based in Hangzhou, China. Leveraging Kubernetes, Caicloud has provided container cluster-as-a-service products for multiple Global Fortune 500 enterprises. As an early Kubernetes evangelist in China, Caicloud has organized well-received Kubernetes meetups in major cities across the country.

“The interest in Kubernetes is soaring in China. Currently, Caicloud members are actively contributing their work back to the upstream, aiming to lower its adoption barrier and enhance its features,” said Xin Zhang, CEO of Caicloud. “We look forward to working with CNCF to further the Kubernetes community and market in China.”

Exoscale is the leading public cloud provider for cloud native teams. With compute-instances running in under 30 seconds and S3-compatible object storage, Exoscale is ideal for teams building SaaS products. A simple and intuitive web interface and Cloudstack-based API make it easy to build-out sophisticated infrastructure on Exoscale. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and with data centers through-out Switzerland, Exoscale benefits from the data protection granted by Swiss law.

“As a leading European cloud provider, we’re here to make it simple for start-ups and enterprises to go cloud native in their deployments,” said Antoine Coetsier, CEO of Exoscale. “We are excited to be part of the CNCF, as it’ll mean we bring cloud-native solutions more quickly to our customers and we look forward to seeing our public cloud and technologies to the wider cloud native community.”

Minio, Inc. is a cloud storage server built for cloud application developers and DevOps – built by veterans from Gluster. The open source software, designed to be minimal and scalable, has an active developer and user community with more than 20,000 user downloads and almost 2,800 GitHub stars.

“Minio’s developer community requires ‘built for the cloud’ object storage, at any scale, for their ever-changing environments” said Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy of Minio, Inc. “Our company looks forward to joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to both explore the latest cloud native technology developments from and share Minio’s microstorage architecture expertise with our fellow members.”

Mirantis is a pure-play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. It is among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Symantec, Telstra and Volkswagen.

“Mirantis sees cloud native computing as a design pattern that can be applied to help dramatically expand the addressable market for enterprise cloud infrastructures,” said Boris Renski, chief marketing officer of Mirantis. “Our participation in the CNCF aligns perfectly with our corporate vision, and facilitates our collaboration with other technology leaders to ensure that an open, standards-based hybrid cloud remains an option for enterprises.”

Packet is the leader in bare metal cloud built-for-automation, offering premium server configurations that provision in eight minutes or less. Out to build a better internet by supercharging the API-driven container revolution, its platform combines the price and performance benefits of bare metal servers with the experience of the cloud.

“Packet is thrilled to join CNCF, as we share its passion for supporting the ecosystem of cloud native tooling,” said Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet. “Our mission is to enable developers, enterprises, and consumers to benefit from portable, scalable, and maintainable infrastructure. Since starting Packet in 2014, we’ve worked tirelessly to partner with and enable those leading the cloud native movement.”

StackPointCloud, Inc. is a product and services company focused on Kubernetes and DevOps tooling. It is the creator of Stackpoint.io, a universal control plane for Kubernetes anywhere. StackPointCloud makes it easy to compose, deploy, scale, and manage clusters at various cloud providers via a web interface. The company helps to simplify integration of Kubernetes into DevOps workflows or, for developers, easily test applications inside of Kubernetes.

“StackPointCloud is eager to drive awareness of the importance of cloud native technologies as a CNCF member,” said Matt Baldwin, CEO of StackPointCloud. “We believe that a ‘built-for-the-cloud’ approach is the future of software – as such, we are invested in realizing this future, building automation and management tools to enable users to easily transition to cloud native architectures, and support adoption of the rich and expanding ecosystem of microservice technologies.”

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About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – July 28, 2016) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today announced the schedule for its Europe Summit, September 26-28, 2016 at the Congress Center Messe in Frankfurt is now live. The schedule features keynotes from leading organizations like EMC, Fidelity, Dutch Government Agency Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Pivotal, SAP and Volkswagen.

More than 600 businesses, developers and vendors from across Europe are gathering to share best practices and hear senior executives discuss how Cloud Foundry has helped them build and deploy robust, resilient and flexible cloud native applications across multiple cloud platforms at the Cloud Foundry Summit. Early-bird discount offers nearly 40 percent off ticket prices for people who register by August 2.

“For businesses wrestling with the challenges of integrating multiple public and private clouds, hearing how others have done it successfully can help drive their strategy forward,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “For enterprise developers focused on increasing the velocity of application development or trying to build cloud native applications at scale — this is the perfect opportunity to learn more.”

Summit attendees will collaborate with peers, meet the developers behind Cloud Foundry and discuss future roadmap plans for the fastest growing multi-cloud platform. Developers can participate in two full days of training on microservices and IoT development in a continuous delivery environment, and see how others are leveraging multi-cloud models to deliver apps faster than ever before. The Summit also gives attendees insight on how they can get started with Cloud Foundry and even help influence the project.

Cloud Foundry is collectively developed by Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, and leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications, and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, SoftLayer and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

Attendees can also attend one of three pre-conference training sessions:

  • Cloud Foundry for Beginners
  • Microservices on Cloud Foundry
  • Operating a Platform

For a full list of keynote speakers and the event schedule visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community/summits/program/about/?summitId=11993.

To register for Early Bird pricing, visit: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/community/summits/attend/?summitId=11993.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non­profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry­ standard multi­-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: http://www.cloudfoundry.org.