Published at 23.10.2020
Gathering experiences and memories from virtual summits are very different and sometimes challenging in comparison with attending in-person events.
Do you remember the times you visited our booth and received our bags which gave you the proper place to hold and save all the kudos and brochures you wanted to gather from the conference?
Oh, man! We miss those days … [ ? Listen to Those Were The Days ?]
But at least we have the networking opportunities and learning from each other during the virtual summits and recently at the Cloud Foundry Summit EU 2020 from 20th to 22nd of October.
Thank you all for taking part and keep the networking spirit alive.
What happened during the latest virtual Cloud Foundry Summit EU 2020?
Continue reading …..
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All of us are passionate about building the networking environment for the Cloud Foundry community. After all, it’s all about the users.
Ivana Scott (Business Operations Manager at EngineerBetter) and Sara Fischer (Sales & Account Manager at anynines) organized the first virtual CF Summit Unconference. It was hosted by Dr. Xiujiao Gao (Client Lead & Senior Cloud Engineer at Stark & Wayne).
During the Unconference, attendees listened to 3 talks:
After the talks, hosts announced the nominated topics for Open Space Discussion sessions:
Unconferences attendees selected 3 topics they liked and the most voted ones were:
at the last part of the event, a breakout session was created for each topic.
We had the opportunity to announce our latest products and services during Cloud Foundry Summit EU 2020.
anynines announced extending a9s PaaS. The public Cloud Foundry platform operated since 2013 comes with integrated data services for Cloud Foundry. Recently multiple Kubernetes extensions have been launched in closed beta.
For customers requiring a dedicated environment, a9s PaaS is also available as a software distribution called a9s Platform. The a9s Platform is an automated solution for building and running Cloud Foundry Platform and Kubernetes environments on private, public, or hybrid clouds. It ships with the a9s Data Services comprising automation for the most frequently demanded data services.
The a9s Data Services complete the platform to fully enable application developers to write contemporary Cloud-Native applications and integrate with both the Cloud Foundry Marketplace and the Kubernetes Service Catalog. Additionally, anynines offers a variety of remote management options turning the a9s Platform into your turn-key solution for establishing a full features application platform within weeks.
Julian Fischer, Chief Executive Officer
Cloud Foundry can be run on top of or alongside Kubernetes. Simultaneously, Kubernetes becomes more popular for automating data services, and in particular, the operator pattern is applied frequently. In this talk, you will get a brief introduction to the operator pattern and how it works. Furthermore, it will be discussed how operators can be integrated with Cloud Foundry using Service Brokers. After this talk, you will have a conceptual understanding of operators and how they might fit into your Cloud Foundry marketplace.
Watch the whole talk now:
Patrick Hartz & Martin Valencia Flores, Platform Engineers
Even now when Kubernetes is becoming more and more popular CF is still a great choice to make microservices available to the outer world. The portability of applications, the easiness of scaling, and the dynamic routing are just some benefits.
Nowadays VMs are starting to be left behind in favor of containers, and CF is a prime candidate to bring to Kubernetes. For all the reasons mentioned above, and for the user experience that has been gained and built over the years. Progress does not imply starting with a totally clean slate, progress is built upon strong foundations. In this talk, we will take you with us on our journey, and tell you why and how we deployed CF on Kubernetes and what challenges came along this road.
Cloud Foundry has made this transition and now Cloud Foundry is a Developer Experience For Kubernetes.
— Chip Childers
There is more work to be done, both to help the existing users to make the transition and keep pushing and maturing the shared path
Cloud Foundry Foundation mission for this year is to bring the benefits of the cloud Foundry developer experience to Kubernetes cluster everywhere
Cloud Foundry Application Runtime (CFAR) has some complexity. This is what suse did to simplify and accelerate it:
KubeCF together with Quarks operators can turn cf-deployment releases into Helm charts and manage them on Kubernetes.
— Troy Topnik
Also, here’s a list of the next generations components:
Matthias and Thorsten talked about the basics of Cloud Foundry and kicked off a Cloud Foundry for Kubernetes deployment on one of Microsoft shore environments.
The impressive thing is the timestamps. You can see it’s around 3 minutes what it took me to deploy Cloud Foundry onto an existing Kubernetes cluster.
Knowing all about online events challenges, we want to thank you for attending the summit and visiting our booth. You can keep in contact with us by subscribing to our newsletter.
We’re looking forward to meeting you and newcomers at the upcoming events.