Past Meetup

Cloud Foundry In Production. Designing Apps for Cloud using Cloud Foundry

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6:00 - Networking & Pizza.

6:45 - Welcome. Members to share topics of interests for future meetings.

7:00 - Talk#1: Cloud Foundry In Production: Use Cases, Limitations, Lessons Learned

7:30 - Q&A break.

7:45 - Talk #2: Designing Applications for Cloud using Cloud Foundry as the Platform-as-a-Service

8:15 - Q&A break & wrap-up.

Talk #1: Cloud Foundry In Production: Use Cases, Limitations, Lessons Learned

David Nielsen will share experience derived from bringing several “software factories” into large organizations through deployment and integration of solutions offered by the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Expect to get answers from each of the seven categories of questions asked by our customers who are evaluating or implementing Cloud Foundry:

• Adoption. Can you show me examples of real-world deployments at large (5k+ employees) organizations?

• Money. Do you have business cases on Cloud Foundry that make ROI hard to argue?

• Deployment. Can you show me a deployment topology for a typical production cluster? What do Cloud Foundry clusters running on AWS and OpenStack look like? How do you size the cluster?

• Mechanics. What is going on "under the hood" in a Cloud Foundry cluster?

• Administration. Can you show the admin tools you use? What are the responsibilities of an operator?

• Apps & developer adoption. What are the seven characteristics of applications that run on Cloud Foundry without modifications?

• Experience. What did you learn from operating several clusters in production?

Presenter: Dave Nielsen, Cloud Computing Evangelist & Consultant

By day, Dave is a consultant helping firms engage with influential leaders in the developer & DevOps communities. He is particularly fascinated by Cloud Computing APIs and Platforms. By night, is the founder of CloudCamp, a community of 50,000 disruptive cloud enthusiasts and community organizers in 100+ cities around the world. Follow Dave on Twitter @davenielsen (

Talk #2: Designing Applications for Cloud using Cloud Foundry as the Platform-as-a-Service

This talk will cover the principles and lessons learned from building and deploying applications to IBM's Bluemix, built on Cloud Foundry. This will include how Cloud Foundry has simplified the application lifecycle, what technical problems the platform solves for developers and lessons learned from end users and developers using Cloud Foundry.

Presenter: Andrew Hately, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM’s Cloud Labs organization

Andrew Hately leads a technical team focused on development and deployment of Cloud solutions based on IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture for both Infrastructure and Platform as a Service. In the past 5 years, Andrew has led multiple deployments of both private and public Cloud projects. Andrew’s global team works on first-of-a-kind Cloud implementations in both major markets and growth markets.
Since joining IBM in 1999, Andrew has worked in WebSphere, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure and Software Strategy in the US and South Africa. Andrew holds several patents related to software design and architecture and has authored, edited and led industry standards efforts. His primary interest is enabling the industry changing adoption of Cloud.