Cloud Foundry Closes 2017 With Substantial Project Growth

According to a recent report, Cloud Foundry is the leader in the multi-billion dollar Cloud Application Platform (also called Platform-as-a-Service or PaaS) market, with 35 percent of the total market across all deployments. Growth of the Cloud Foundry Foundation — home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and Cloud Foundry BOSH — is keeping pace with the expanding use of the open source technologies held within the 501(c)(6) thanks to its thriving and varied membership of large enterprises, growing startups and Cloud Foundry users.

According to the Foundation report, Cloud Foundry leads Microsoft Azure (32 percent), Oracle Cloud Platform (28 percent) and AWS (25 percent). Google App Engine (14 percent), Salesforce’s (9 percent) and Red Hat OpenShift (3 percent) lagged behind.

The Foundation’s member base has taken on a massive influx of users — the 42 percent includes major companies like Allianz, Allstate, American Airlines, Comcast, Fidelity, Ford, GE, Home Depot, Orange, Phillips and Volkswagen. On the training side, the Foundation added 10 new Authorized Training Partners including anynines, Biarca, Cognizant, EngineerBetter, Fastlane, Innovivi, Pivotal, Resilient Scale, Stark and Wayne, and Swisscom. Three Foundation member companies are using the training internally, notably including Volkswagen, who will be implementing it across their entire IT department. More than 10,461 people have registered for the Foundation’s MOOC (launched in June). To date, 727 registrants earned a passing score.

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