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  • Volkswagen Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

    One of world’s leading car manufacturers relies on Cloud Foundry for multi-cloud deployments

    Santa Clara, May 23, 2016  Volkswagen Group has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundationhome of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, as a silver member. Volkswagen joins GE, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, Verizon and over 50 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Volkswagen will be an active member in the Cloud Foundry community, as well as offer guidance on how Cloud Foundry can continue to innovate to address the quickly changing needs of the automotive industry.

    “Volkswagen is rapidly adopting Cloud Foundry as its multi-cloud platform to quickly respond to evolving customer engagement needs and behaviors,” said Dr. Roy Sauer, Head of Volkswagen Group IT Architecture and Technology. “Cloud Foundry’s reliability across multi-cloud environments is among the many reasons why Cloud Foundry is the platform we chose for rapid application development and global deployment. We are joining the foundation to help ensure we can influence the project going forward.”

    Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort of Pivotal, IBM, EMC, SAP, HPE and worldwide leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on any cloud – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, IBM SoftLayer and more. Cloud Foundry offers  a robust services ecosystem and simple integration to existing technologies.

    “The company’s commitment to Cloud Foundry guarantees a consistent user experience on any public or private cloud infrastructure and it ensures multi-cloud options for rapid application delivery and innovation,”  said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation.

    About Volkswagen
    The Volkswagen Group is one of the biggest automotive companies worldwide. Last year more than 600.000 employees in 12 brands Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, BENTLEY, BUGATTI, Lamborghini, Porsche,  Ducati,  Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, MAN and Scania produced nearly 10 million vehicles in 119 production plants all over the world.

    See more on http://www.volkswagenag.com

    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.

     


  • Allstate Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member

    Allstate is the first insurance company to participate

    Santa Clara - May 23, 2016  Cloud Foundry Foundationhome of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, announced today that Allstate has joined as a gold member. Allstate joins GE, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, Verizon and more than 50 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Allstate will be able to more directly participate in the project, while accelerating deployment of high-quality applications to its customers.

    “We are looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with the Cloud Foundry Foundation and its members as we continue to introduce innovative product and service offerings to better serve our customers,” said Allstate’s Vice President of Technology Innovation, Doug Safford. “The Cloud Foundry platform’s reliability and consistency across any cloud environment enables us to rapidly deploy applications across multiple cloud platforms globally. As a member of the Foundation we’ll also have the opportunity to show our support for the open source community while helping to influence and mature the Cloud Foundry platform.”

    Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort of Pivotal, IBM, EMC, SAP, HPE 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), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack, VMware vSphere, IBM SoftLayer 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.

    “Allstate is at the forefront of customer service and Cloud Foundry provides them a platform for continuous innovation, enabling them to rapidly adapt to customer, broker and corporate needs,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Cloud Foundry provides Allstate a consistent multi-cloud platform for rapid application delivery.”

    About Allstate
    The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Now celebrating its 85th anniversary as an insurer, Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2015, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $36 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 230,000 hours of service across the country.

    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.



  • 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 - 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.



  • Hyperledger Project Announces Addition of Eight New Members

    Project has experienced rapid growth with a 70 percent increase in membership since February

    SAN FRANCISCO - May 19, 2016 - Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that eight new members have joined the initiative to establish an open standard for distributed ledgers that will transform the way business transactions are conducted globally.

    By creating a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers, any digital exchange with value can securely and cost-effectively be tracked and traded.

    “The amount of interest we have received from such a diverse set of companies is a testament to the impact the Hyperledger Project is poised to have,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “Through this shared investment, these companies can advance an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework upon which users can build and run a variety of business applications.”

    Membership investments in this effort have increased by 70 percent since the Hyperledger Project announced its open technical governance structure in February 2016. Working towards an automated, more secure, reliable and transparent way of exchanging and tracking data and assets, the new members join an already diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. New members include: Beijing AiYi Digital Finance Technology Co. Ltd, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Cloudsoft Corporation Ltd., Coinplug, Cuscal Limited, Eurostep Holdings Ltd., Skry (Coinalytics) and Soramitsu.

    New Member Quotes:

    Beijing AiYi Digital Finance Technology Co. Ltd

     

    “Blockchain opens a new door to resource sharing and information protection,” said Danny Xin Lee, Executive Director of Beijing AiYi Digital Finance Technology. “Cooperation and collaborating with other companies on blockchain-based technologies enables us to expand our vision and new business territory in a way that would otherwise not be possible. We are excited to bring this innovation to the industry and China as a whole.”

    Broadridge Financial Solutions

    “We believe distributed ledger technology has transformative potential to improve the efficiency, safety and economics of the capital markets industry in a significant way,” said Vijay Mayadas, SVP and Global Head of Strategy, Broadridge. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Hyperledger Project to help accelerate innovation and advance the open source development and shared infrastructure standard that underpins blockchain technology.”     

    Cloudsoft Corporation Ltd.

    “Interest in blockchain technology has exploded and with this has come the recognition that deploying and managing blockchain applications in the cloud is a critical factor in its adoption by the broader business community,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, Cloudsoft. “As the founders of the Apache Brooklyn top level project, addressing such management challenges is in our DNA and we are excited to bring our experience to bear on the Hyperledger Project.”

    Coinplug

    “Secure, shared and transparent blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt the financial industry and change our business,” said Ryan Uhr, CEO, Coinplug. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Hyperledger Project and seeing first-hand the benefits a collaborative project on ledger technology will bring.”

    Cuscal Limited

    “We're very pleased to join the Hyperledger Project and contribute our expertise in payments and real-time processing to a very exciting project,” said Brian Parker, General Manager, Emerging Business, Cuscal. “We believe that distributed ledger technology has the potential to greatly improve legacy systems and processes and that working collaboratively is the best way to achieve this goal.”

    Eurostep Holdings Ltd.

    “At Eurostep Digital, we are actively developing a new solution for investors which will allow trading in securities of unlisted companies using smart contracts and blockchain technology,” said Charles Henri Hirsch, Chairman of Eurostep Holdings. “We bring new standards to this asset class with professional reporting from independent sector experts. We bring an asset management level of compliance, governance and data protection for both investors and unlisted companies.”

    Soramitsu

    "The adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology will be an important step forward in moving towards a protocol-driven economy, where actors can make informed decisions and manage data and assets in an efficient way,” said Makoto Takemiya, the CEO of Soramitsu. "We look forward to working with the Hyperledger project to create and promote global standards for interaction with blockchains and distributed ledgers.”

    Skry (Coinalytics)

    "We believe that blockchains will have a transformational impact across industries and see open collaboration as a key component for this technology to reach the next level," said Fabio Federici, Co-Founder and CEO at Skry, Inc. "We are excited to join the Hyperledger Project and work with industry leaders on blockchain solutions to real-world problems."

    For more information about the Hyperledger Project, please visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/

    About The Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

     

     

     



  • Founder of the Apache Software Foundation Joins Linux Foundation to Lead Hyperledger Project

    Brian Behlendorf becomes executive director of the project advancing open blockchain technology for enterprise

    SAN FRANCISCO – May 19, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced

    Brian Behlendorf is joining the organization as executive director of the Hyperledger Project, a collaborative effort to establish, build and sustain an open, distributed ledger platform for the enterprise.

    Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

    “Brian’s contributions to open source software changed the web. Now he will do the same thing for this decade’s most promising technology - the blockchain,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “Brian’s open source roots and proven technology acumen will enable the Hyperledger project to grow a community that transcends any individual industry and becomes the world’s standard for shared ledgers.”

    The Hyperledger Project was founded in December of 2015 and aims to create common distributed ledger technology that is shared, transparent and decentralized, making it ideal for application in finance and countless other areas such as manufacturing, banking, insurance and the Internet of Things. By creating a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers, any digital exchange with value can securely and cost-effectively be tracked and traded.

    "Distributed ledgers are essential to the next generation of the Internet technology stack.  The Hyperledger Project is all about bringing together developers to build common distributed ledger technology, a rising tide that will lift all boats," said Brian Behlendorf, executive director for Hyperledger Project. "Open Source projects are great for this kind of work, but it takes a real community to fulfill that promise, and it will require collaborating with our friends in the blockchain technology community.  We're ready to do all that right now."

    “Brian is a veteran of free and open software projects and someone I trust more than nearly anyone I know to understand and embody the values of the free and open source community,” said Joi Ito, director at MIT Media Lab. “I’ve known Brian for over 20 years and he has never betrayed the trust of the communities he serves. I am so happy and excited for both Brian and Hyperledger - a big win for both of them - and look forward to working with them both.”

    Behlendorf is the latest in a number of open source visionaries who have joined The Linux Foundation over the last year: Chris Aniszczyk, formerly of Twitter, is today managing the TODO Group, Open Container Initiative and Cloud Native Computing Foundation; Sam Ramji, formerly the leader of Microsoft's open source and Linux strategy, is CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation; and Nicko van Sommeren, formerly of Good Technology, heads up the Core Infrastructure Initiative. Linux creator Linus Torvalds and Linux maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman are fellows at The Linux Foundation.

    About The Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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