Cloud Foundry Summit North America 2019 is officially in the books, and as we leave Philly, one thing is clear: building software with empathy, harnessing the power of industrialized open source, and building software that your developers love are all hallmarks of the modern business.
With these things in mind, we were excited to launch the following products at the summit: Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.5, which harnesses the power of Istio and Envoy to increase developer productivity, and Cloud-Native Buildpacks, our collaboration with Heroku to enable as many developers as possible with the power of buildpacks.
Cloud Foundry Summit let us hear from thought leaders like Denise Yu on why thinking about who your end-user is matters, or from Nasdaq's Bhavani Yellapragada on why Pivotal is the perfect strategic partner for their digital transformation journey, or from DICK'S Sporting Goods' Jay Piskorik on why building great software was one of the most important initiatives they've taken on, or from from industry leaders like Comcast on why the mix of culture and software is what truly makes for a successful organization.
Check out the highlights below:
Day 1: "We Need to Be Kayakers, not Caterpillers"
This year's Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 started with Abby Kearns, Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, where she explained why approaching Digital Transformation as a kayaker—someone who fails fast, is more responsive, and innovates more—is the key to a successful journey.
Pivot Dieu Cao then live-demoed new Cloud Foundry features.
Pivot Denise Yu then sat down with Kearns to touch on an oft-forgotten component of building software—empathy and understanding.
Philly native Comcast, then took the stage for a panel on why they aren't just a telecoms operation company and how Pivotal helped them get there.
The Comcast story: Making the transition from a telecom operations company to a technology and a product organization and now a company focusing on the customer experience. Customer experience stems from “happy developers” who build the technology and the products. #CFSummit pic.twitter.com/g6Eg8sOgH5— Alex Williams cfsummit (@alexwilliams) April 2, 2019
Finally we announced Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.5, which allows weighted routing to use Istio and Envoy to simplify blue-green deployments and more. Get the full breakdown of all of the new features with this release here.
Day 2: "Buildpacks For All"
Day 2 of Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 started with a bang as we announced Cloud Native Buildpacks. We teamed up with Heroku to help you unlock developer productivity and bring the power of buildpacks to Kubernetes. Learn more about Cloud Native Buildpacks here.
Looking for a fast, modular, secure way to go from source code to container image, on ANY platform?— Richard Seroter (@rseroter) April 3, 2019
Right now, @nebhale is talking @buildpacks_io at #CFSummit and we just published a blog post about a new milestone, and our next steps. https://t.co/5drswe0FSX
We then heard from Doug Coleman of Charles Schwab, where he discussed where Schwab is today, and where they plan to go.
Other great stories from Day 2 included the Pivotal Cloud Foundry impact for Nasdaq; a great discussion on Reliability Engineering, and more:
Outcomes that Nasdaq has realized for Investor Relations Insight w/@pivotalcf:— Dormain Drewitz 🧟♀️ (@DormainDrewitz) April 3, 2019
- from 9 releases a year to 1 a week
- from 27 hours of lead tome to scale, to 1
- 96% improv. in patching productivity
- saved ~70 hours for environment provisioning & release processing#CFSummit pic.twitter.com/W6AlnOIg8n
Day 3: Looking Forward
We wrapped up Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 by hearing from Jay Piskorik of DICK'S Sporting Goods and other industry leaders on how and why they're transforming their respective organizations.
Other highlights from the last day include:
West Corp, the company that powers 70% of US 911 calls on why they are all in on PCF—it’s opinionated while still being flexible, runs both multi-cloud and on premise, and handles highly distributed product teams #CFSummit pic.twitter.com/JrqWT2einM— Pivotal Cloud Foundry (@pivotalcf) April 4, 2019
https://t.co/Eohek34hCl is really turbo charging the way your containers get built. Lots of new innovations and a faster, more flexible experience. OCI layer replacement will make patching easier. Great demo by @nebhale and @slevine_pivotal at #cfsummit pic.twitter.com/saLoVMz4HO— Ben Wilcock (@benbravo73) April 4, 2019
One platform team supporting 40 product teams. A focus on customers, using tech that works, and automating the path to production. @DICKS is doing all the right things to achieve biz success with software. #CFSummit pic.twitter.com/AdRBl9yuz0— Richard Seroter (@rseroter) April 4, 2019
Learn Even More at SpringOne Platform
If you loved hearing all these great insights and stories at Cloud Foundry Summit, be sure to sign up for SpringOne Platform, another great gathering of software communities, which will be in Austin in 2019. See you there!
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