Welcoming The Global Cloud Foundry Community to Philly

Next week, one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse open source communities will gather just a few blocks from our Philadelphia headquarters for Cloud Foundry Summit 2019. In addition to directing our fellow conference goers where to find the best cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, we’re excited to share how we’re using Cloud Foundry to accelerate innovation by instantly and seamlessly connecting developers to the cloud resources they need.

Like many large enterprises focused on cloud-native software development, Comcast operates a large and complex hybrid cloud environment, with many thousands of workloads leveraging a mix of public and private cloud resources.

Cloud Foundry is an open-source platform that allows us to nimbly manage those diverse workloads and cloud environments to ensure that our developers can access the cloud resources they need, when they need them, without having to take extra steps to conform their code to a specific platform.

Since implementing Cloud Foundry’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model we’ve achieved better than 50 percent improvements in time-to-market speeds for cloud projects, which allows our teams to deliver more and better services to our customers, faster than ever before.

We’ll be talking in more detail about our Cloud Foundry implementation, and our open-source approach at the Summit so we hope you’ll come by and join us at our booth or one of our talks:

Tuesday, April 2nd

·Keynote: Fireside Chat with Rick Rioboli, SVP & CIO; Nithya Ruff, Sr. Director, Open Source Practice & Mike Crisafulli, SVP, Platform & Product Services

Wednesday, April 3rd

·Introduction to Cloud Foundry for Business Track - Greg Otto, Comcast & Molly Crowther, Pivotal

·Introduction to the Cloud Foundry for Developers Track - Eric Malm, Pivotal & John Lu, Comcast

·How Cloud is changing Open Source - Chris Power

·The Comcast Gang Builds a Virtual Assistant in 8 Weeks - Jason Michener, Comcast

·Practical Guide to Frictionless Cloud Native Security for DevOps - Sergey Matochkin

·Extending Cloud Foundry at Scale - Addressing the Non-12-factor App Gap with CFCR - Colby Johnston & Brett Mayer

·Deep Dive: Cloud Foundry Stream Processing - Monitoring Comcast’s Outside Plant - Charles (Mike) Graham & Dan Carroll

·A Victim of Our Own Success – Overcoming the Challenges of 30,000 AIs - Tim Leong

·FaaS: A Contemporary, Comparative Study - Dilleswara Anupoju

Thursday, April 4th

·The Genesis of Cloud Foundry: Using Open Source Tools to Easily Deploy Production Ready CF in Less than a Day - Charlie Baum

In addition we’re hosting a reception for Cloud Foundry conference attendees at our recently opened Comcast Technology Center. It’s first-come, first-served, but there are a few slots left. You can sign up here [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comcast-is-open-community-reception-tickets-56498171552].

Cloud Foundry is just one of many open source projects that are essential to how we create and operate technology at Comcast. Participating in global communities of open-source developers gives us the flexibility and agility we need to accelerate our own pace of innovation. And we believe that it’s essential to not just use open-source software, but also to contribute back, both by providing code to existing projects like Cloud Foundry, and by making our own software available under open-source licenses. Check out our GitHub page https://comcast.github.io/ for more info.

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