Cloud Foundry Foundation | September 17, 2022
The Cloud Foundry Foundation today announced the schedule for Cloud Foundry Day with anynines GmbH and VMware among the organizations taking center stage at the event.
"We are very excited to hold our first in-person Cloud Foundry event after a three year hiatus, The event is meant to showcase the extensibility of Cloud Foundry. All the latest improvements to the core platform and various Cloud Foundry projects will be highlighted at the event. We are striving to create a balance for those who are experienced with Cloud Foundry as well as those who are looking to adopt it afresh. Cloud Foundry events are a great opportunity to meet hands-on practitioners and facilitate collaboration and discussions."
Chris Clark, program manager at Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry Day will be held on Tuesday, October 25, co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA in Detroit. For this one-day event, the Cloud Foundry Foundation has joined forces with the program committee to curate a program that fosters collaboration among attendees and offers an interactive platform for education.
"At the event, we have strived to put together an agenda that presents the best of Cloud Foundry," said Ram Iyengar, chief evangelist at Cloud Foundry. "Due to the broad nature of Cloud Foundry projects, our program committee had a hard time choosing what to showcase. Attendees will get to learn about the latest open source innovations happening in the areas of core Cloud Foundry, as well as extensions to Kubernetes in the form of Paketo Buildpacks and Korifi. The agenda is also a good mix of introductory sessions, technical deep-dives, and community updates."
A Keynote from Cloud Foundry governing board member, Catherine McGarvey
Introducing Korifi: The Evolution of CF on Kubernetes
Cloud Foundry Technical Governance: Past, Present, and Future
What's new with Paketo Buildpacks?
Recap: Ten Years of Working With Cloud Foundry
Grappling with Kubernetes Eventual Consistency in Korifi
App Runtime Interfaces Extravaganza!
New Features in BOSH: Improved NATS cert rotations
Remote Debugging of .NET Core applications with Paketo Buildpacks + Visual Studio Code
Stemcells are now Jam-packed with Jelly(fish)
How we modernized and reduced the infrastructure costs for running CFZ
The Future of Logs and Metrics in Cloud Foundry
The registration fee for Cloud Foundry Day is $50, or free to attend online. Attendees can register for the event here.
Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including, HCL, Huawei, IBM, SAP, and VMware, and is being used by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry's container-based architecture runs apps written in any language on a choice of cloud platforms — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for deploying mission critical apps at global organizations.
About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is a non-profit open source organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard for delivering the best experience for developers at companies of all sizes. The Foundation projects include Cloud Foundry, Paketo Buildpacks, Korifi, Eirini, BOSH, Open Service Broker API, CredHub, and more. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications, and is used by more than half the Fortune 500, representing nearly $15 trillion in combined revenue.
Yottaa | September 22, 2022
Yottaa announced that it has launched Conversion Zone, a new integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the fastest path to unified commerce. Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social, and in-store. And now, as part of the world’s #1 CRM platform – Salesforce – brands can deliver completely unified experiences for customers that extend beyond commerce to include marketing, customer service, and more.
Conversion Zone is a new product in Yottaa’s RAPID CTRL eCommerce acceleration solution. As part of Yottaa’s integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Conversion Zone empowers Commerce Cloud customers to determine the site speed where shoppers convert most. This enables these brands to optimize their sites to ensure pages are loading in the “Conversion Zone” resulting in higher online revenue, as well as better shopper experiences.
Yottaa’s integration with Commerce Cloud is through RAPID CTRL, Yottaa’s patented application sequencing solution that optimizes and sequences the way 3rd party technologies and images load in the browser. Through RAPID CTRL, online brands can increase eCommerce site speed and improve conversion rates across all devices. Conversion Zone, a new product in RAPID CTRL, enables brands using Salesforce Commerce Cloud to determine the target site performance range needed to maximize online conversion rates.
Comments on the News
“Yottaa’s integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud enables online brands to deliver faster and more engaging experiences for their shoppers, As part of this integration, Yottaa’s new Conversion Zone solution provides these brands a customized, powerful tool to determine the exact page load time periods that result in the highest conversions so they can get more value from all of their eCommerce investments.”
Rich Stendardo, CEO of Yottaa
“Creating personalized, omnichannel experiences is now more important than ever for brands,” said Mike Wolff, SVP, ISV Sales, Salesforce. “By leveraging the power of Commerce Cloud and the new integration from Yottaa, customers will now be able to not only speed up the loading of their sites, but also identify optimal site speed ranges that produce the most online conversions.”
About Salesforce Commerce Cloud
The Salesforce Commerce Cloud empowers retailers to unify customer experiences across all points of commerce, including web, social, mobile and store. From shopping to fulfillment to customer service, the Commerce Cloud delivers 1-to-1 shopping experiences that consistently delight customers, driving increased engagement, loyalty and conversion. With embedded predictive intelligence and a robust partner ecosystem, the Commerce Cloud helps retailers deliver superior customer experiences for retailers, from planning to launch and beyond.
Leading brands such as 1 800 Contacts, Carter’s, J. Crew, Lands’ End, Ralph Lauren, and Samsonite rely on Yottaa to accelerate, optimize, and secure their eCommerce sites. By optimizing the loading of third-party eCommerce technologies, high resolution images, and other website elements, Yottaa enables online brands to deliver superior customer experiences, improve site performance up to 60%, and increase online conversion up to 20%. By controlling the execution of all 3rd parties and other services on their sites, Yottaa also enables brands to enhance their overall security posture, provide more secure shopper experiences, and ensure compliance with internal and external policies. To learn more about how Yottaa can optimize every page load on your eCommerce site and increase conversions
Rescale | September 16, 2022
Rescale, the leader in high performance computing (HPC) built for the cloud to accelerate engineering innovation, announced the availability of key capabilities that help organizations securely automate computational engineering and science workloads across compute architectures, geographies, and infrastructure services, to help them commercialize new product innovations quickly and efficiently.
Businesses recognize the critical role computing plays in delivering engineered products that drive business growth. The rise of computational engineering is creating unprecedented complexity for the R&D computing stack, with the need to securely run multidisciplinary simulations and machine learning workloads across geographies, on specialized hardware architectures, all while ensuring hardware and software licensing capacity and controlling costs. The proliferation of new cloud infrastructure offerings now offer a range of specialized computing architectures with continuously improving performance and cost efficiency. Rescale's new capabilities enable organizations to automate resource decisions based on business goals while minimizing IT risk and empowering engineering efficiency.
"Value-capture potential from cloud-augmented supercomputing operating models will outpace traditional HPC operating models," according to Gartner, Inc.
"Our decision to partner with Rescale is a huge step towards Hankook Tire's true digital transformation," said Bonhee Ku, who is leading the company's R&D innovation efforts as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "We are committed to evolving ourselves for the global mobility market; and there is no rest until we champion the future."
Hankook Tire was evolving its R&D strategy and taking next steps to accelerate digital transformation. With Rescale, the company was able to automate its proprietary engineering software across multi-cloud operations by load balancing across different hardware architectures and geographic locations. Through automated optimization, Hankook Tire is able to prioritize running the latest NVIDIA GPU solutions available in Korea, and switch to other new NVIDIA architectures and global cloud capacities seamlessly, without impacting any use by R&D engineers or manual work by IT teams.
"Rescale's cloud control plane approach to hybrid cloud operations enables us to deliver unique capabilities for computational engineering that is simply not possible with traditional approaches, Our ability to automate any application on any infrastructure is now enhanced with industry-leading automation that enables our customers to best manage their software and hardware resources across geographies, hardware architectures, and infrastructure services, so they can securely power engineering innovations while controlling costs."
Edward Hsu, Chief Product Officer at Rescale
Rescale Intelligent Computing Automation enables IT and HPC leaders to automate cloud operations with several key features to help ensure maximum throughput of computational engineering workloads while managing costs.
Software License Utilization Optimization - ensures engineering teams can stay productive even if they are lacking software licenses for their commercial software; works by queuing jobs until software licenses become available.
Global Geo/Region Resource Priority - helps ensure that workloads are running in the right geography, based on cloud provider regional capacity and health; or define policies per data locality needs.
Multi-Architecture Resource Priority - prioritizes compute jobs so that if user or admin-defined architecture is not available for any reason, it fans out to other architectures to ensure continuity of engineering work.
Multi-Service Level Priority - enables organizations to run workloads with prioritization across On Demand Reserve, On Demand Economy, or On Demand Priority, so they can maximize engineering velocity at lowest possible cost.
Rescale is high performance computing built for the cloud, to empower engineers while giving IT security and control. From supersonic jets to personalized medicine, industry leaders are bringing new product innovations to market with unprecedented speed and efficiency with Rescale, a cloud platform delivering intelligent full-stack automation and performance optimization. IT leaders use Rescale to deliver HPC-as-a-Service with a secure control plane to deliver any application, on any architecture, at any scale on their cloud of choice.
About Hankook Tire & Technology Co., Ltd.
With unparalleled pursuit of innovation and technological excellence at its core, Hankook Tire & Technology continues to actively invest in the expansion of its essential capabilities to deliver consumers the utmost satisfaction on the road. Currently operating in over 160 countries, Hankook has eight production sites and five R&D centers around the world, with over 20,000 highly dedicated professionals. Hankook Tire produces exceptional quality, high-performance radial tires for passenger cars, 4x4s, SUVs, light trucks, campers, trucks, buses and motorsport vehicles. Hankook Tire & Technology actively participates in global sustainability initiatives and is committed to making the world a better place to live. Its efforts have been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices each year since 2011 (DJSI Korea from 2011 through 2015, DJSI World from 2016) and received the highest rating from EcoVadis Business Sustainability Rating in the past three years starting from 2019.