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Tuesday, May 24

10:40am PDT

UniK: Unikernel Backend to Cloud Foundry - Idit Levine, EMC
Unikernel – an executable image that can run natively on a hypervisor without the need for a separate operating system – are rapidly gaining momentum. To integrate unikernels into the echo-system, cloud-computing platforms as a service are required to provide unikernels with the same services they provide for containers. Here we present Unik, an orchestration system for unikernels. Unik handles the compilation of libraries and applications for running on AWS, manages their scheduling, and ensures their health. To provide the user with a seamless PaaS experience, Unik is integrated as a backend to Cloud Foundry runtime. In the session we will cover: an overview of Unikernel, UniK and the integration with Cloud Foundry followed by a demo. 

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Idit Levine

Idit Levine is the CTO for cloud management division at EMC and a member of its global CTO office. Her passion and expertise are focused on Management and Orchestration (M&O) over the entire stack and on microservice, cloud native apps and Platform as a Service. Idit’s fascination... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 10:40am - 11:10am PDT
Grand Ballroom EF

11:20am PDT

Persistence Arrives on Diego - Ted Young, Pivotal; Nagapramod Mandagere, IBM; & Paul Warren, EMC
Persistent Storage is coming to Diego! IBM, Pivotal, and EMC have partnered to extend the Cloud Foundry runtime to include persistence storage. We discuss the approach we are taking, how distributed filesystems and block storage services fit well with our service broker abstraction. and how we plan to offer these services in the marketplace. An overview of the types of storage, their differences, and the effect they have on scheduling and the application lifecycle will be discussed. Example use cases for each type of storage will be covered. We will also discuss the pros and cons of running databases and other services directly on Cloud Foundry. 


Nagapramod Mandagere

Research Group Leader, IBM
Nagapramod Mandagere received his PhD from University of Minnesota in Enterprise data management. He has been a researcher at IBM Almaden Research center since 2008 working on various systems technologies. He has coauthored several conference papers and has several patents in domain... Read More →

Paul Warren

Software Engineer, EMC
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Ted Young

Senior Engineer and Product Manager, Distributed Systems, Pivotal
Ted has built distributed systems in a variety of environments: computer animation pipelines for VFX, live event coordination, and elastic compute platforms. In 2015 he received a Pivotal Research Grant to explore approaches to running persistent workloads in a multi-tenant environment... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 11:20am - 11:50am PDT
Grand Ballroom CD

2:00pm PDT

Delivering Heterogeneous Architectures - Casey West, Pivotal
Middleware lock-in is over. In a world of lightweight, containerized workloads the need to standardize on a commong middleware is no more. With Cloud Foundry's buildpack ecosystem the need to manage middleware yourself is further nonexistant. This is truly exciting as is eliminates the operational overhead of using the right tool for the right job. Cloud Foundry, with officially supported and open source buildpacks, supports more than 50 programming languages, frameworks, an runtime environments. This rich ecosystem empowers your engineers to explore new tools and environments without burdening your operators with the need to learn, manage, and maintain new runtime environments. 

What even is a buildpack? How are they managed? How are they used? How do I make my own? In this talk we'll answer all those questions. 

We'll dissect a buildpack and examine its internals. Learn how Cloud Foundry builds containers for your applications in its staging environment. Learn how operators deploy, enable, and upgrade buildpacks. we'll expore the separation of responsibility Cloud Foundry offers to empower operations to control the runtime environmnents carefully whilst providing maximum flexibility to engineering safely. Learn how to specify buildpacks when deploying applications, and how to manage runtime upgrades and security fixes with minimal developer disruption. Finally, learn how to write a custom buildpack for specialized runtime environments. 

Cloud Foundry will run almost any cloud-native application in almost any runtime environment. We may never support COBOL, but after this talk you'll see how Cloud Foundry support's the rest of your heterogeneous architecture. 


Casey West

Principal Technologist, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal
Working in Internet infrastructure, web app security, and design taught Casey to be a paranoid, UX-oriented, problem solving Internet plumber; his earliest contributions to Perl live to this day on your Mac. Casey’s speaking and writing ranges from open source communities and culture... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom B

4:15pm PDT

Container Networking in Cloud Foundry - Matthew Sykes, IBM & Gabriel Rosenhouse, Pivotal
Modern applications consist of small, highly interconnected, independently scalable units of deployment that are often referred to as “microservices.” When you deploy these services on Cloud Foundry today, they are forced to communicate via routes that are advertised to the external routing tier. Not only does this force all services to be exposed to external clients, it adds significant latency to the interactions between services. 

What if instead of exposing routes to all of your services, you could define the network topology that’s right for your application? How about defining an isolation policy to prevent unauthorized access? What about enabling secure access to existing networks? 

The Cloud Foundry Container Networking project hopes to make these things a reality. Come learn about where we are today, where we’re going, and how you can help us get there. 


Gabriel Rosenhouse

Software engineer, Pivotal
Gabe is a software engineer at the Pivotal office in Santa Monica, California. He has been working on Cloud Foundry for 3 years with a focus on networking and security. He co-presented on the Container Networking project at CF Summit North America last year. In past lives, Gabe wrote... Read More →

Matthew Sykes

Matthew is an senior technical staff member in IBM's open cloud technology group. He has been involved with Cloud Foundry since 2013 as part of the elastic runtime and Diego teams. He is currently working on the Cloud Foundry container networking project to enable flexible, efficient... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom CD
Wednesday, May 25

10:15am PDT

A Journey to the Center of the Cloud Foundry - Alex Ley & Ed King, Pivotal
Come join us for a journey to the center of the Cloud Foundry!

Ever wondered what happens once you hit return on a `cf push`? What is a Diego? Does Loggregator bite? Are CAPI’s really as cute as they look?

Alex & Ed will take you on a whistlestop tour of the major components and workflows in Cloud Foundry in this exciting adventure.

Buckle up for this low budget production!

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Ed King

Software Engineer, Pivotal
Ed is an engineer at Pivotal. He has spent the past few years working with Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, with a strong focus on container runtimes. He is a regular speaker at various conferences including KubeCon Europe and Cloud Foundry Summit.
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Alex Ley

Product Manager, Pivotal
Alex Ley works on the Cloud Foundry platform at Pivotal as a Product Manager. He is primarily focused on bringing data services to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform such as Redis, RabbitMQ and Cassandra. Alex has a passion for Cloud Foundry and the way we build software. Previously... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am PDT
Grand Ballroom B

11:35am PDT

Monitoring Cloud Foundry: Learning about the Firehose - Dustin Ruehle & Tom Collings, ECS Team
Distributed and massively scalable systems are difficult to design, implement, and operate. Further, microservice architectures are supposed to enable your business to be disruptive and innovative. Cloud Foundry provides that solution for modern, cloud native architectures and accelerates the ability to transform operational and development practices. The aggregated logging subsystem of Cloud Foundry, the Loggregator, is a key component of this transformation. And within the Loggregator, the firehose is where log and metric data is consumed. This talk will walk through how to consume the firehose and dive into the anatomy of the various firehose message types. Several use cases and lessons learned monitoring the platform versus an application will be covered to further demonstrate how Cloud Foundry can facilitate innovation.


Tom Collings

Senior Cloud Architect, ECS Team
"Tom Collings has more than twenty years of software implementation experience, ranging from the simplest of utilities to enterprise-wide systems serving millions of customers. His current focus is on delivering cloud-native solutions to his clients for ECSTeam. He has spoken at several... Read More →
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Dustin Ruehle

ECS Team
Dustin Ruehle has over 19 years of software development, integration and architecture expertise. For over eight years at ECS Team, he has architected, implemented and supported large-scale web application and service oriented environments for enterprise-wide systems. He also serves... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Grand Ballroom CD

2:10pm PDT

Changing the Development Culture at Comcast and Our Evolution from Legacy SOA to Cloud Native - Nicholas Beenham and Todd Migliore, Comcast
The Enterprise Service Platform at Comcast processes over 200 million transactions per day, spanning the sales, ordering, provisioning, activation, billing, and payment domains. Join us to learn about how we changed the culture within our development teams and leveraged tools such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry and concepts such as TDD, continuous delivery and dev ops to reduce cycle times from months to hours. We will also discuss our ongoing evolution from legacy SOA to cloud native Microservices. This session will offer real world insight into some common challenges enterprises face as they migrate to the cloud and discuss strategies to overcome said challenges. 

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Nick Beenham

Nick Beenham is a Senior Principal Engineer at Comcast. He works within the Application and Platform Services(APS) organization and has been with Comcast for nine years. He has had a variety of roles during his time at Comcast, beginning in operations and rotating through many of... Read More →

Todd Migliore

Todd Migliore is a Senior Principal Architect at Comcast. He works within the Application and Platform Services (APS) organization and has been with Comcast for five years. His primary focus has been on defining the next generation architecture for the Enterprise Services Platform... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Grand Ballroom B

4:30pm PDT

Getting Started with Concourse CI - Nic Williams, Stark & Wayne
Nearly all Cloud Foundry projects have independently chosen to use http://concourse.ci/ as their build & pipelining tool. At Stark & Wayne we run over two dozen pipelines for our OSS and customer projects. For the last year, we have maintained the most popular tutorial https://github.com/starkandwayne/concourse-tutorial for people learning to use Concourse for the first time or learning some new advanced feature. For the first time, we're offering a workshop to getting started and getting proficient with our favourite CI system.

Workshop schedule:

* 01 - Hello World task
* 02 - Task inputs
* 03 - Task scripts
* 04 - Basic pipeline
* 05 - Tasks extracted into Resources
* 06 - View job output in terminal
* 07 - Trigger jobs with the Concourse API
* 08 - Triggering jobs with resources
* 09 - Destroying pipelines
* 10 - Using resource inputs in job tasks
* 11 - Passing task outputs to another task
* 12 - Publishing outputs
* 13 - Actual pipeline - passing resources between jobs

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Dr Nic Williams

CEO, Stark & Wayne
User and evangelist of Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Concourse CI, and BOSH. Author of books Concourse Tutorial and Ultimate Guide to BOSH. Awarded Cloud Foundry Champion 2018. CEO of Stark & Wayne.

Wednesday May 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom B