Feeds

Cloud Foundry Foundation swells to thirty-three members

Docker, Blue Box, MongoDB, and others fling gold into Pivotal's open source baby

Security for virtualized datacentres

More companies have knocked at the door of Pivotal's floating cloud fortress and, after proffering almost $100,000 each, have been welcomed into the Cloud Foundry Foundation.

Pivotal announced on Thursday it had signed up 16 new "silver" members to the Cloud Foundry Foundation, bringing its total roster of members to 33.

Cloud Foundry is an open source platform-as-a-service technology that lets developers bind large amounts of computers together and easily run applications on top of them. It competes with rival tech from companies such as Red Hat (OpenShift), and Microsoft (via its recently-announced Apprenda partnership).

The CFF was created by Pivotal this February to give the tech community a Switzerland-like place to pool development resources relating to the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service project.

It needed to be Switzerland because many of the members of the Foundation – such as SAP and HP and Red Hat – compete against Pivotal or its parents VMware and EMC. CFF member Rackspace is even sponsoring development of a CF-rival project named "Solum".

The strategy seems to have worked, as after it formed with Pivotal, EMC, Vmware, IBM, HP, SAP, and Rackspace, the CFF later picked up Intel, NTT, Verizon, and others as well.

Now, it has welcomed more companies aboard. The new members of the foundation are Alpine Data Labs, Altoros, Anchora, Anynines, AppDynamics, Azul Systems, Blue Box, Canonical, CloudCredo, Docker, jFrog, MongoDB, Piston Cloud Computing, Redis Labs, Stark & Wayne, and Telus.

Each of these companies is a "silver" member, so they'll pay $30,000 per year with a three-year commitment to the Foundation, which is due to formally launch towards the end of 2014. Though the commercial prospects for platform-as-a-service tech are not yet clear, Pivotal is trying its hardest to build a community around its technology to help it cream off the cash as it floods in. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay
Goog Wallet apparently also spurned in NFC lockdown
IBM, backing away from hardware? NEVER!
Don't be so sure, so-surers
Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?
China's Memblaze says they've got it in PCIe. Yow
Microsoft brings the CLOUD that GOES ON FOREVER
Sky's the limit with unrestricted space in the cloud
This time it's SO REAL: Overcoming the open-source orgasm myth with TODO
If the web giants need it to work, hey, maybe it'll work
'ANYTHING BUT STABLE' Netflix suffers BIG Europe-wide outage
Friday night LIVE? Nope. The only thing streaming are tears down my face
Google roolz! Nest buys Revolv, KILLS new sales of home hub
Take my temperature, I'm feeling a little bit dizzy
Storage array giants can use Azure to evacuate their back ends
Site Recovery can help to move snapshots around
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.