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Cloud Foundry Foundation adds Swisscom to roster; Summit brings together the very best in open source to exchange ideas and shape the direction and adoption of Cloud Foundry

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Foundry Summit --  

Summary

  • Pivotal today announced that it will add Swisscom as the next Gold Level member to the Cloud Foundry Foundation when it forms this fall. In just four months, the total number of members in the Foundation now stands at 34.
  • The announcement was made today in advance of the Cloud Foundry Summit where nearly 1000 attendees from the community at large will attend to discuss the evolution and adoption of Cloud Foundry, the open platform-as-a-service that is rapidly becoming one of the most important initiatives for enterprise cloud strategies.
  • The Summit will feature top big name enterprise speakers from Axel Springer, Cisco, CoreLogic, Monsanto, SAS and more. It will also feature deep technical discussions, engineering roadmaps, best practices, community-led case study sessions, and topics chosen by the attendees themselves. Registration is still open at http://cfsummit.com.
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Pivotal, the company setting the new standard for enterprise PaaS, today announced that it will add Swisscom as the next Gold Level member to the Cloud Foundry Foundation when it forms this fall. In just over four months, the total number of members in the Foundation now stands at 34. 

Soon to be members of the Cloud Foundry Foundation will gather later this evening at the Cloud Foundry Summit in San Francisco. James Watters, vice president of Product, Marketing and Ecosystems for Cloud Foundry, will kick off the Summit Monday evening, June 9th. Watters will be followed by an hour-long panel with members of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.  Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz will close the opening evening with a talk illustrating how the convergence of cloud computing, big data, and agile application development are all key elements to how businesses can succeed in the new era of computing.

The Cloud Foundry Summit is made possible by the generous sponsorship and support of IBM, HP, Pivotal, VMware, ActiveState, Altoros, CenturyLink, Canopy, Piston Cloud Computing, Blue Box, Redis Labs, NTT Communications, SendGrid, Canonical, Nebulaworks, Dell, Sonian, Mendix, SAP, AppFirst, and anynines.

Cloud Foundry Foundation Gold Member Supporting Quote

Gunther Thiel, Head of Cloud at Swisscom

"Cloud Foundry has advanced to the de facto standard PaaS in the industry. Swisscom has been one of the first contributors as we see a high innovation potential in the platform accelerating our development based on API and PaaS. It allows Swisscom to offer leading edge cloud services."

Cloud Foundry Summit Supporting Quotes

Bill Hilf, senior vice president, Cloud Product and Service Management,  HP

"The Cloud Foundry Summit is the place to collaborate with developers and partners to help shape the future of an open Platform as a service.  HP has consistently supported and invested in open source communities and believes the participants of an open ecosystem drive faster innovation and customer adoption."

Angel Diaz, vice president of Standards and Cloud Labs, IBM

"A widely adopted open platform-as-a-service needs a strong cloud community and open governance behind it. The Cloud Foundry Summit will serve as an invaluable tool to drive awareness and help establish a tight knit and growing community. The summit will provide attendees the means to learn about, and help set, the technical direction of Cloud Foundry and learn how the technology can have a dramatic and positive impact on their cloud environment and bottom-line results."

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About Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is the leading open platform-as-a-service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, stewarded by Pivotal, and available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more about Cloud Foundry visit http://www.cloudfoundry.org/.

About Pivotal

Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, recently introduced Pivotal One, the world's first comprehensive multi-cloud Enterprise PaaS. The company is also a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotal, LinkedIn, and G+.

©2014 Pivotal Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Pivotal and Cloud Foundry are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pivotal Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other Countries.

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