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Global 2000 Enterprises Converge on Santa Clara to Talk Cloud Foundry in a Multi-Cloud World

The Industry-Standard Multi-Cloud Platform Reports Strong Community Growth and Adds New Members Allstate, Dynatrace, Evoila, Gemalto, Hazelcast and Volkswagen

/ -- SAN FRANCISCO, CA --(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, kicked off the Cloud Foundry Summit today in Santa Clara, bringing together executives, developers and operators from the world's largest organizations to discuss new ways to leverage multi-cloud strategies to accelerate business growth and innovation.

This week, more than 2,000 application developers, IT operations experts, technical managers, business leaders, service providers and Cloud Foundry core project contributors are expected to attend the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara to see how Allstate, BNY Mellon, Daimler, Ford Motor Company, GE Digital, Warner Music and others are using Cloud Foundry to support continuous innovation, unleash developers and deliver application portability in a multi-cloud world. They are also getting a first look at Cloud Foundry advancements announced by members around the Summit including:

The Summit also features news of significant progress in the project, strong community growth and industry alignment including:

  • Six new members of the Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Atos Cloud Foundry and GE Predix are the latest products to be qualified in the industry's only certification program designed to establish reliable portability across PaaS products in multi-vendor, multi-cloud environments.

"The shift to multi-cloud is happening faster than any other enterprise technology shift in history, and Cloud Foundry is at the heart of it," said Sam Ramji, Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO. "Enterprises are delivering apps on cloud platforms best suited for specific application workloads. Cloud Foundry's container-based architecture is perfectly suited for multi-cloud delivery and runs apps in any language, on any cloud. A robust services ecosystem and simple integration to existing technologies has helped Cloud Foundry grow from a community project to the industry standard for business apps."

Latest Certified PaaS members
Atos Cloud Foundry and GE Predix are the latest offerings to join the Cloud Foundry Certified PaaS program, the industry's only certification program designed to establish reliable portability across PaaS products in multi-vendor, multi-cloud environments. They join a trusted group of certified products that include HPE Helion Cloud Foundry, Huawei FusionStage, IBM Bluemix, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and Swisscom Application Cloud.

Increased Contributions/New Cloud Foundry Foundation Members
Development progress within the independent Cloud Foundry Foundation continues to accelerate through dramatic increases in contributions to the project. With the addition of:

Corporate membership has now grown to more than 60 vendor and end user organizations worldwide. Additionally, the Foundation announced today that Cisco is increasing its investment in the Foundation to a Platinum membership level. As a Platinum member, Cisco reinforces its commitment to Cloud Foundry.

Cloud Foundry Training
More than 130 engineers from 9 companies have completed or are in the process of completing Cloud Foundry training in Dojos in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Research Triangle Park and London, making up a growing team of dedicated committers who are working full-time on the project. The Cloud Foundry's active user community has grown to more than 190 self-organized local groups, attracting more than 47,800 members from 105 cities in 48 countries worldwide.

Press Contact:
Jil Backstrom
Cloud Foundry Foundation