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Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today launched a beta version of The Foundry, a web-based “marketplace” for available distributions, services, add-on technology, education and more.

The Foundry refines and defines a “stack” of categories — from system integrators to applications — and compiles those in a marketplace of clearly delineated services, add-ons and more in a single location.

“Cloud Foundry is more than just software — it encompasses an ecosystem of distributions, application services, training, IaaS providers, consultants and integrators that provide a full range of solutions to our users. As more organizations adopt open source in general — and Cloud Foundry in particular — ecosystems are becoming more diverse,” said Chip Childers, CTO, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Today we launched an online ‘marketplace’ for Cloud Foundry users just getting started, or for those who want to expand their use of the platform.”

Phase 1 of The Foundry will be developer-focused —these are organizations that provide tools and services that enable developers to quickly build and prototype applications. They include frameworks, runtimes, databases, messaging, API gateways, back-end connectors, identity management services, etc. It is a directory of more than 600 solutions and services, including Cloud Foundry distributions from Atos, Huawei, IBM, Pivotal, SAP and Swisscom.

The Foundry will grow to incorporate associated technologies including those tied to operations and line of business engagement within the Cloud Foundry Community. Today, the Foundry focuses on six specific categories:

Training Partners
Distributions
Services
Infrastructure Providers
Consulting and Integrators
Other Integrations

To learn more about, and participate in The Foundry, go to https://www.cloudfoundry.org/thefoundry.

Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Cisco, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, Pivotal, SAP and SUSE, 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 in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard platform for cloud applications. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is hosted by The Linux Foundation and is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

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