Christopher Ferris

Top 10 open cloud technology stories of 2015

In my nearly 20 years of experience working in and around open technology, I can’t recall a more eventful year. It seems like new foundations are popping up on a weekly basis. But, as cloud, mobile and Internet of Things technologies evolve, there’s a definite need to standardize and come together to establish a way […]

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Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Ramji hits the ground running

In just two short months—including the holiday season—the newly incorporated Cloud Foundry Foundation has hit the ground running with incredible support of the Linux Foundation staff. Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced that the board, which includes yours truly, had chosen Sam Ramji (@sramji) to lead the foundation as its CEO. Sam has been operating in the […]

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Cloud Foundry: Laying the foundation

Today marks the culmination of a nearly year-long journey with some really special people at Pivotal who had the vision to take Cloud Foundry to an open governance model. I’d like to be one of the first to say “Congratulations!” on the launch of the new Cloud Foundry Foundation. We’re proud to officially announce today that […]

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Cloud Foundry governance is open for review

Today marks an important milestone along the path to open governance for the Cloud Foundry open source platform as a service (PaaS) initiative. The founding sponsors have been hard at work since this past spring, hammering out the governance model and drafting legal documents for the incorporation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Those documents are […]

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Cloud Foundry Foundation adds 8 Gold sponsors

Today is yet another momentous day for Cloud Foundry fans! Pivotal just announced the expansion of Cloud Foundry Foundation sponsorship to include eight additional Gold sponsors: Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, GE, Ericsson, Intel, NTT and Verizon. These organizations join the founding sponsors of the foundation, which was announced in February when IBM signed on with EMC, HP, Pivotal, […]

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An open platform for cloud apps

How IBM will work with Pivotal and others in the Cloud Foundry community to create an open PaaS.

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Are Cloud Foundry and OpenStack compatible?

As I’m speaking with reporters, analysts and industry leaders on the topic, one of the questions I’m being asked is how the Cloud Foundry news impacts OpenStack, and how it fits into our larger open cloud strategy.

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