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Third Annual Cloud Foundry European Summit Begins Today in Basel

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Cloud Foundry Foundation
, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, kicked off the 2017 European Summit in Basel, Switzerland, today at the Congress Center. Executives from Allianz, IBM, Pivotal and Swisscom, among others, will join Cloud Foundry end users and open source developers on the main stage over the two-day event to discuss project updates, share company stories of digital transformation and present Cloud Foundry use cases. 

"We expect our third European Summit to once again grow significantly year-over-year," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "This is a direct result of the continued adoption amongst enterprise users and growth of our ecosystem. When coupled with the launch of Container Runtime -- a Kubernetes-based approach to Cloud Foundry -- this event marks a major milestone for our community."

The Foundation shared highlights including the following:
 

Global Survey Finds Cloud Foundry Application Runtime Cuts Development Cycles, Improves Flexibility and Saves Money

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The Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, released its first semi-annual User Survey whose findings show Cloud Foundry Application Runtime usage among developers grew across industries and across the globe - especially at large organizations. Respondents also noted that Cloud Foundry Application Runtime increased developer productivity by 3X, by cutting time needed for development cycles, also improving flexibility and saving money.

"Cloud Foundry Application Runtime is the game changer developers were waiting for - it makes it easier to create and continuously deploy applications," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "Giving developers an easy-to-use runtime provides them the control and flexibility to use the tools they want to build effortlessly, and ultimately saves their employer money."

Cloud Foundry Application Runtime is a mature and growing cloud application platform used by large enterprises to develop and deploy cloud-native applications, saving them significant amounts of time and resources. Enterprises benefit from the consistency of Cloud Foundry Application Runtime across a variety of distributions of the platform, thanks to a certified provider program. 
 

ForgeRock Drives Persistent Identity Across All Clouds with More Robust Cloud Foundry Offering

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ForgeRock, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, announced general availability of the ForgeRock Service Broker 2.0 for Cloud Foundry and the launch of its Identity Microservices Early Access Program. The new service broker and identity microservices will be demonstrated at Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley on June 13, 2017. The combined offering makes it easier than ever for enterprises to protect microservices across any cloud using a distributed, identity microservices architecture for local processing.

The ForgeRock Service Broker now supports Cloud Foundry's Route Services feature, which makes it easy to intercept application requests and redirect them to the ForgeRock Identity Platform for authentication and authorization checks. This enables enterprise customers using ForgeRock to easily protect Cloud Foundry applications and extend their reach by building digital identity relationships across all clouds. Additionally, the offering promotes DevOps by removing barriers for developers and enabling them to focus their resources on deploying new features and capabilities more quickly than before.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Launches Fellowship Program to Leverage Member Company Expertise

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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, today launched a new Fellowship program. The program is designed to solicit select expertise from member companies to help drive critical Cloud Foundry needs. Abby Kearns of Pivotal will join Cloud Foundry as Vice President, Industry Strategy to drive ecosystem and content strategy for Cloud Foundry.

The Cloud Foundry Foundation Fellowship program draws from the Foundation community to contribute focused resources for a period of time to work on targeted initiatives. The program will strengthen membership value and engagement for and within the Cloud Foundry community.

TIBCO Joins the Cloud Foundry Foundation

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TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, analytics, and event processing, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that drives the development, promotion, and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard platform for cloud applications. As a Foundation member, TIBCO will be in a position to actively contribute to the development of the platform to meet the demands facing enterprises in the midst of cloud adoption.

"The path to digital business transformation demands a cloud strategy that addresses the most challenging real-world requirements encountered by enterprise IT departments," said Matt Quinn, executive vice president of products & technology and chief technology officer, TIBCO. "By joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, we have an opportunity to cooperatively enhance the Cloud Foundry platform, equipping developers with the best tools to swiftly and safely architect the kind of cloud-native applications that grow businesses."

The Pivotal ‘Cloud Foundry Story’

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Cloud Foundry open Platform as a Service makes it easy to operate, scale and deploy application for your dedicated cloud environments. It enables developers and operators to be significantly more agile, writing great applications and deliver them in days instead of months.

Cloud Foundry takes care of all the infrastructure and network plumbing that you need to build, run and operate your applications and can do this while patching and updating systems and services without any downtime...

FeedHenry Launches Mobile Application Platform on Cloud Foundry

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FeedHenry, provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the development, deployment and management of mobile apps has just launched its Mobile Application Platform on Cloud Foundry, the industry’s first open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

The majority of new application development is being done “mobile-first”. However, developers are building mobile frontend applications separately, and integrating with backend services manually. To leverage the benefits of PaaS for mobile applications, developers need a way to develop, deploy and scale these cross-platform applications on the PaaS in a seamless manner.

FeedHenry’s mobile application platform is the only cloud-based mobile application solution that allows developers to build HTML5, JavaScript and CSS apps with a fully integrated Node.js backend on Cloud Foundry.Developers can now use the FeedHenry solution to build and deploy mobile applications for many smartphones and tablets with backend functionality hosted on their CloudFoundry.com account.