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Monday, May 11


Deployments We Can Believe In
Government software development is undergoing a revolution from waterfall, slow processes to agile, customer-centric design and architecture. Deployment has been lagging behind, even though efficient, continuous deployment is key to effective agile process.
The standard government security approval model has proven to be slow and the preferred solution seems to be limiting the stack developers can work with. Instead of reviewing the whole stack (provisioning, configuration and application) for each project, we can take a layered approach and review the Cloud Foundry installation once and then authorize the application at the code level.
This talk will show how Cloud Foundry is helping to centralize security, speed up approvals, create a developer friendly environment and increase velocity.

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Diego Lapiduz

Architect, Microsoft
Diego was the founder of cloud.gov, a secure and compliant platform as a service for the government. Now he works at Pivotal helping enterprises increase their agility and transit the DevOps path.

Monday May 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Great America Ballroom J


Running Cloud Foundry at Comcast
There are several choices that you need to make when deploying cloud foundry for a large enterprise. Not only must it be able to handle load and scale, but it must be built to suit the needs of several different application designs. We have achieved this at Comcast. From designing a scalable HAProxy layer that can grow seamlessly with our tenant capacity, to building service brokers that broaden its value, to working with application teams so they understand cloud-ready architectures. We have a successful implementation that spans several distinct application teams. And it has broad appeal from our internal customers. Join us in a presentation of some of our successes and lessons learned along the way.

·Implementing logging service brokers using Docker and OpenStack.
·Building a software load balancing solution that scales.
·Building up support organizations for operating PaaS

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Neville George

Manager, Application Platform Acceleration, Comcast
I am part of the Cloud Engineering team which engineers solutions for disciplines such as SAN, Storage, Backups and Virtualization at Comcast . We provide IaaS and PaaS for internal Comcast customers. Automation is definitely my strong suit and I dedicate most of my time (on and off... Read More →
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Tim Leong

Principal Architect, Comcast Cable
Cloud Engineer at Comcast. Currently working on supporting and operating Pivotal Cloud Foundry and many other Cloud initiatives at Comcast. Last year, I spoke at the CF summit about our journey towards production. This year, we are running production workloads, and the platform is... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 11:25am - 11:55am
Great America Ballroom J


Leaving Your Comfort Zone - Garmin and Cloud Foundry
2014 was another year of transition for Garmin. Not only is the industry in flux with its devops and microservice methodologies, but so too is Garmin
itself transitioning from a hardware company to a software company. We will take you on our journey as we have lived it. Our mistakes laid bare, our achievements held high, we will show you how we designed, architected and delivered Cloud Foundry to our
production developers in under 2 weeks. Architectural Overview: A walkthrough of our attempt to do an active/active, multi-datacenter
integration with two discrete Cloud Foundry installations using Akamai and F5 to seamlessly load balance for redundancy and high availability. Next up? Multiple availability zones per datacenter for even more redundancy. Integration and Implementation: What do you do when your developers don’t want
to change their code to fit the Cloud Foundry standard url convention? Intercept and rewrite it, of course! We’ll also show you one method of using both Cloud Foundry applications and legacy applications in one big Prod farm using the F5 Load balancer. Monitoring Cloud Foundry Components: Alerting through Solarwinds and detailed metric analysis through VRealize Operations, we’ll walk you through our first attempt at understanding the internals of Cloud Foundry and how to make sure we have the tools necessary to troubleshoot when there is an issue as well as accurately scale and size
our Cloud Foundry foundations for the future.

Monitoring Cloud Foundry Applications:
We’ll also discuss the challenges found applying an established AppDynamics monitoring process to Cloud Foundry and how we worked with both AppDynamics and Pivotal to overcome those issues.

Logging (will complete later w/ Tylers help):
- Changes to how we feed logs into Splunk
- Legacy apps are all file-based

Service Bindings & Brokers:
We’ll talk about our the considerations and conclusions we came to around service bindings. When/where User Provided Services make sense vs writing
Custom Service Brokers

CI/CD Current & Future State:
Garmin has long been a CI shop. Our goal is to be fully CI/CD and we will talk about our roadmap to get there

Green Field vs. Legacy Migration:
We will discuss the factors we considered for an app to be eligible to run in the cloud

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Alex Curtis

Production Management/Middleware, Garmin
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Jonathan Regehr

Senior Software Engineer, Garmin International
Jonathan is a Senior Software Engineer with Garmin International with over 19 years of development and architecture experience. He is a thought leader when it comes to developing applications that run in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Cloud Native, CI/CD and Automation. Previous speaking... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Great America Ballroom J


Launching the Next Generation Satellite Ground System on Cloud Foundry and Microservices
Like many technology companies, DigitalGlobe is driving to accelerate its pace of innovation. To that end it has been on a journey to implement Agile development and DevOps practices.

Recognizing that implementing microservices at scale brings with it a number of technical and cultural challenges, DigitalGlobe adopted Cloud Foundry to minimize the amount of "undifferentiated heavy lifting" that would have been involved in writing its own cloud-native development platform.

This presentation will summarize the architecture being implemented to support the next generation of satellite ground control applications and will cover some of the microservices implementation issues that were encountered.

It relate some of the "light bulb moments" encountered by developers and operations team members as they came face to face with the ways that CF takes "friction" out of the process.

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Mark Carlson

Global CTO, Pivotal
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Steve Wall

Director of Solutions Architecture, ECS Team
Steve has over 20 years of experience architecting, designing and developing sophisticated enterprise applications, with the past three years focused in Cloud Foundry development. He is a Cloud Foundry Certified Associate and served on the Cloud Foundry Foundation’s committee to... Read More →
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Mike Wierzbinski

Enterprise Cloud Architect, DigitalGlobe
Always interested in new ways of doing business and new technology. Focused on Cloud Foundry as a strategy for support of Hybrid Cloud with minimal rework between platforms. Focusing on Big Data/NoSQL evolution as well. Avid: Hiker, Biker, Musician (guitar, keyboards), Pho... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Great America Ballroom J


Why we Picked CF as the Basis for our Public Cloud Multi-Tenant Platform
2 years ago the EMC Enterprise Content Division decided to adopt Cloud Foundry as the PaaS for its next generation multi-tenant platform. This presentation explains why we picked Cloud Foundry, which pitfalls we had to overcome and how we see the benefit now that we are in production with our platform.

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Jeroen van Rotterdam

Chief Technology Officer, EMC Enterprise Content Division, EMC
At the start of 2015 Jeroen took on a new challenge within the EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD) to lead the InfoArchive product line. Jeroen also serves as the CTO for ECD setting the technology direction for the division. Jeroen was inducted as an EMC Distinguished Engineer... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Great America Ballroom J


Case Study: Lessons learned hosting a large, global Cloud Foundry deployments
Reflections are a critical part of the software development process. Reflecting on both positive and negative experiences helps us iterate and evolve. Over the past 18 months, we have learned a lot about Cloud Foundry through the hosting of IBM Bluemix. We continue to push the bounds on scale and have grown to a number of large Cloud Foundry deployments in data centers around the globe. In this session, we will reflect upon our experience as a chance to share opportunities we see for the community to focus, invest, enhance, and grow.

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Adam Gunther

Program Director, Cloud Platform Services and Developer Advocacy, IBM
Adam Gunther is Program Director, Cloud Platform Services and Developer Advocacy for IBM Cloud Product Management. Adam leads strategy and defines investments for over a billion-dollar cloud services portfolio. Adam also leads worldwide developer advocacy for Bluemix. His team is... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Great America Ballroom J


How to Adapt Cloud Foundry to Organizations’ Contexts ?
Adopting a paas to meet new business objectives, often requires more than providing an out-of-the-box Cloud Foundry instance: integration in the organization’s existing ecosystem and support-for/transformation-of the organization processes might be key to CF adoption.

This session introduces a BOF on how can CF be adapted to match organizations-specific contexts.

In particular, this introduction presents an experience sharing from Orange Labs, proposing to use the impact mapping technique to gather and analyze organisation specific requirements. It outlines how Orange is adapting CF through the “ElPaaSo” product which is being opensourced.

The participants are then invited to join the BOF session on tues 10.40am to share their own org-specific reqs, how they’ve so far adapted CF to match them, and imagining ways CF could potentially be extended in the future to natively support additional customizations and extension mechanisms.

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Guillaume Berche

Software Architect, Orange
Guillaume Berche is an active bosh and cloudfoundry user since 2012. He is working at Orange, one of the leading european telco operator, where he is contributing to private Paas efforts since late 2010. His activities range from product-management, software development to operations... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Great America Ballroom J
Tuesday, May 12


Lessons Learned from Corelogic's Year of Agile Development with Cloud Foundry
During Cloud Foundry Summit in 2014, Richard Leurig shared his vision for the enterprise transformation that Corelogic had planned. Since that time, Corelogic has deployed three production applications on the platform (including CondoSafe, Leasing Manager, and LoanSafe Connect), with plans for many more. Join us to hear about some of the considerations, challenges, benefits and ultimately accomplishments they have realized through this process.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
Great America Ballroom J


Building a Robust Cloud Foundry (HA, Security and DR)
Every wondered what Cloud Foundry should look like beyond Bosh Light? What if you want more than a flat network? What if you want to run Cloud Foundry in multiple data centres? How should you split the components across multi AZ. Where should security fit in and what about the data services?

This talk explores two different real life HA / DR deployment architectures and the various trade offs to consider when considering High Availability and Disaster recovery in Cloud Foundry.  

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Haydon Ryan

Advisory Solutions Architect, Pivotal
Haydon Ryan has been enabling customers to deploy, secure and operate Pivotal Cloud Foundry at large corporations for the last 3.5 years.  He has assisted in  a variety of customer industries including Heathcare, Automotive, Insurance and government
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Duncan Winn

Principal Platform Architect, Pivotal
Duncan has been working on Cloud Foundry for Pivotal since Pivotal formed in 2013. Currently Duncan works in Pivotal's Platform Architecture Team to help companies install and configure hardened Cloud Foundry environments and related services so they get the most out of Cloud Foundry... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:20am - 11:50am
Great America Ballroom J


Psycho Security - End to End Encryption
Psycho Security - End to End Encryption (Jon Price, Intel Corp.) - Data integrity and security has been in the spotlight lately due to several high profile industry breaches and incidents. At Intel IT, like many organizations, data security has always been a top priority when integrating a new solution or computing platform. Oftentimes, our security risk analysis reveals the need to extend the solution or add additional measures to satisfy our requirements. In this presentation, Jon Price will be discussing the key security concerns and steps taken by the Intel IT Hosting team to provide full endpoint security in the network traffic within their Cloud Foundry deployments.

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Jon Price

My name is Jon Price, I am a member of IT Engineering at Intel. I have been with Intel for the last 17 years during which time my focus has, for the most part, been related to hosting and the design of multi-tenant, shared hosting platforms.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:20am - 11:50am
Great America Ballroom K


The start of Kroger's Journey to Cloud Foundry
Over the next few years, Kroger aims to grow from 100B to 250B in revenue, and much of this will be fueled by software-driven efficiencies. After an assessment of Kroger platforms, many different stacks of technology were identified which required consolidation: Cloud Foundry provides an opportunity to define standard solutions, and implement them in an automated way. In this talk, James Masters and Ted Tollefson will tell us how they came to make the decision to use Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and what their experience has been in getting started.


James Masters

James has held multiple roles at Kroger over his 12 year tenure. He started at Kroger in the Information Security space, and moved into System Administration. James currently leads initiatives at Kroger around Virtualization, Cloud, and Automation, and has been doing so for... Read More →

Ted Tollefson

Software Architect, Kroger
Ted Tollefson has been a software architect for Kroger Co., a fortune 25 company, for the past 5 years. He has done JEE development for over 15 years. He has been actively engaged in cloud development efforts for the past 4 years. Prior to Kroger, he has worked as a consultant, worked... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Great America Ballroom J


Making the Leap: Transitioning Enterprises to a PaaS Mindset
How can mature organizations move from an on-premises or managed hosting app portfolio to a self-service PaaS? Where does PaaS fit in a broader application strategy for companies with years of investments in custom and commercial applications? In this session, we’ll talk about:
· The challenges that mature companies have in adopting PaaS
· Identifying candidates for PaaS migration and green-field apps
· How to start using PaaS alongside existing (commercial) applications
· The role of marketplace and ecosystem in making the transition easier
As a leading provider of managed hosting and cloud infrastructure, CenturyLink has unique experience working with customers to modernize their portfolios and helping to define hybrid apps that use the most effective runtimes.

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Richard Seroter

VP of Product Marketing, Pivotal
Richard Seroter is the VP of Product Marketing at Pivotal, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an 11-time Microsoft MVP for cloud, Pluralsight trainer, lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, frequent public speaker, and author of... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Great America Ballroom J


Migrating the Bluemix UI to a Microservices Architecture on CloudFoundry
The Bluemix UI is the front-end to Bluemix, IBM's PaaS cloud hosting platform built on top of CloudFoundry. The demands placed on the UI have outpaced the original implementation as a monolithic single-page app. To deal with these challenges, the UI is being migrated to leverage a more modern and scalable microservices architecture. Tony Erwin and Brian Martin will discuss the advantages of microservice architectures, approaches to migrating a monolith to microservices in a live product, and real-life lessons learned in the deployment and management of microservices in a CloudFoundry environment.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Great America Ballroom J


Case Study: Orange Labs & Cloud Foundry
This talk presents a retrospective on the progressive CF adoption within Orange Labs as a private Paas since 2012, and the activities involved in integrating CF in orange’s infrastructures and work processes.

In particular, this talk presents the opensource “ElPaaSo” product which is offering to orange additional-added value on top of CF to match specific requirements such as: formalizing application versionning and their micro-service architectures, fetching versionned app bits from corporate repositories, formalizing application supported configurations.

This talk then details future work, and challenges to trigger massive paas adoption within Orange.

We’ll conclude by imagining ways CF could potentially be extended in the future to natively support additional customizations and extension mechanisms to enable support for similar organisation-specific requirements.

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Guillaume Berche

Software Architect, Orange
Guillaume Berche is an active bosh and cloudfoundry user since 2012. He is working at Orange, one of the leading european telco operator, where he is contributing to private Paas efforts since late 2010. His activities range from product-management, software development to operations... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Great America Ballroom J