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SAP was the platinum sponsor of the recently concluded Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley in Santa Clara. Highlights of the Summit included SAP’s CTO and President of SAP Cloud Platform Bjoern Goerke's keynote titled “ Enterprise is the New Black,” 17 SAP sessions, 2 track introductions, a 20-minute theater demo, and an active and vibrant booth with several live demos. Overall, the summit was a grand success with more than 1650 attendees and 126 sessions. Participants were mostly enterprise application developers and representatives from member companies.

Please visit the summit recap page to explore various presentations, keynotes and blogs.

"Enterprise is the New Black" keynote by Bjoern Goerke, SAP CTO & President SAP Cloud Platform

A serious conversation @ Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara (photo courtsey: Cloud Foundry Foundation)

What is Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an open source platform as a service (PaaS). It is an independent, not for profit Linux Foundation project. As per Cloud Foundry “their purpose is to drive global awareness and adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source project and foster a vibrant community of contributors.” Cloud Foundry started as a joint venture with VMware, EMC, and General Electric. Today, Cloud Foundry Foundation consists of 60+ IT and end user organizations. The latest to join the foundation is Microsoft as Gold member.

What is SAP’s role within Cloud Foundry?

SAP is a founding platinum level member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Other platinum members of Cloud Foundry Foundation are Google, Pivotal, IBM, SUSE, DELLEMC, VMware & Cisco.

Open source is the guiding principle of the SAP Cloud Platform and SAP is committed to the open standards and open source technologies with the objective to help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and total cost of development (TCD) to help accelerate the digital transformation journey of our customers. Offering the Cloud Foundry environment helps grow SAP Cloud Platform's commitment to open standards and open source technologies and provides more options to developers to utilize the richness of our platform (built with enterprises in mind), along with knowledge & capabilities from open source communities & technologies respectively.

SAP is adding great value to Cloud Foundry community by not only offering the Cloud Foundry environment within SAP Cloud Platform, but also making sure its eco-system of enterprise customers and partners play a critical role in leveraging this environment to build next-generation innovative applications.

To support Cloud Foundry, SAP has established a new Cloud Foundry Dojo in Walldorf, Germany. Cloud Foundry Dojo is a dedicated physical space to educate and grow the community. The goal is to drive open source initiatives such as the Cloud Foundry BOSH OpenStack CPI project.

To learn how to participate in the program click here.

Find a Cloud Foundry Dojo Near You

SAP – Cloud Foundry collaboration: A new dawn in the enterprise software space

Today, Cloud Foundry is the de facto standard for the enterprise PaaS. Most of the cloud service providers are leveraging Cloud Foundry in their offerings. With Cloud Foundry, cloud service providers are in a level playing field where they are competing on technical capabilities & business values their products offer. This gives enterprise customers and developers opportunity to channel their energy to build innovative apps rather than focus on the infrastructure or business services needed to drive the innovation. This also helps our customers to innovate faster at lower costs.

Cloud Foundry empowers developers by letting them build new apps leveraging open standards and choice of their language (BYOL) - with community build packs (e.g. PHP, Python, Ruby, Go) etc. This offers more flexibility to developers as they can choose the language of their choice leveraging their existing skills.

SAP Cloud Platform leverages Cloud Foundry as the open source technology to offer multi-cloud deployment scenarios to its customers.  SAP customers can now build new innovative applications leveraging their choice of infrastructure, reducing vendor lock-in, build applications alongside with their other cloud assets and ensure they meet regional regulatory compliance requirements. Please read “Enterprise is the New Black” blog by Bjoern Goerke to understand how SAP uses Cloud Foundry in its solution.

Cloud Foundry Summit in Silicon Valley, June 13-15: A recap

Overall, the summit was a grand success with more than 1650 attendees and 126 sessions. Interest in SAP booth was augmented by 4 demos – Smart building, Kegerator, Cozmo and YaaS, with product experts addressing attendee questions, and cold beer served in SAP Cloud Platform beer mugs. Cold beer and beer mugs quickly become a rage among summit crowd.  Bjoern Goerke hit a home run in his keynote and his hashtag #whereTheCoolShitHappens” soon was trending among the summit crowd.

Hashtag #whereTheCoolShitHappens

SAP customer Mitsubishi Electric and SAP partner HCL were present at the summit. They participated in various summit programs such as analyst briefing, customer panel, Cloud Foundry executive networking event, live periscope chats.

SAP’s multi-cloud strategy was greatly discussed by media, analysts and technology pundits.

Although SAP isn’t the first name you think of in public cloud, it has thoroughly embraced the SaaS delivery model with SAP Cloud. Nevertheless, it came as a surprise to see SAP as the company with the most expansive and mature multi-cloud strategy using Cloud Foundry - Kurto Marko Diginomica

SAP Cloud Platform Goes Multi-Cloud” - Murali Shanmugham, GROM

SAP Cloud Runs on Google, Microsoft, and AWS Public Clouds via Cloud Foundry” -Linda Hardesty, SDXcentral

SAP : Cloud Platform Goes Multi-Cloud With Cloud Foundry - –

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