This week, the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015 gathered developers, operators and managers leveraging the open source platform-as-a-service. More than 1,500 attendees gathered, highlighting the growing popularity of platform-as-a-service options. VMware CTO Kit Colbert delivered a keynote talk on how businesses can make developers a first-class user of the datacenter by reshaping infrastructure to support Cloud-Native Apps alongside traditional applications.
This year's Cloud Foundry Summit comes on the tails of a big moment in cloud news as VMware on April 20th announced not one, but two new initiatives aimed at empowering enterprises to build, secure and manage cloud-native applications and other next-generation services. Project Lightwave and Project Photon will change the way organizations approach and leverage container technology, helping to usher in a new breed of open, interoperable solutions.
To highlight the growing need for innovative IT infrastructure to power cloud-native apps, following the launch event, VMware hosted a panel moderated by Kit Colbert. Participants included James Watters, VP of Cloud Platform Group at Pivotal, Alexei Polvi, CEO of CoreOS and Ben Hindman, Founder of Mesosphere.
Each panelist discussed their own unique approach to security, what they’re hearing from customers, how to build security into infrastructure, how to extend existing infrastructure investments with vSphere 6 and more. Watch the video above to hear the full discussion.