Cloud Foundry Closes 2017 With Substantial Project Growth & Membership Support

  • Foundation now includes 67 total members & 70,000+ participants in global community events

    SAN FRANCISCO — December 14, 2017 — According to a recent report, Cloud Foundry is the leader in the multi-billion dollar Cloud Application Platform (also called Platform-as-a-Service or PaaS) market, with 35 percent of the total market across all deployments. Growth of the Cloud Foundry Foundation — home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and Cloud Foundry BOSH — is keeping pace with the expanding use of the open source technologies held within the 501©(6) thanks to its thriving and varied membership of large enterprises, growing startups and Cloud Foundry users.

    According to the Foundation report, Cloud Foundry leads Microsoft Azure (32 percent), Oracle Cloud Platform (28 percent) and AWS (25 percent). Google App Engine (14 percent), Salesforce’s (9 percent) and Red Hat OpenShift (3 percent) lagged behind.

    The Foundation’s member base has taken on a massive influx of users — the 42 percent includes major companies like Allianz, Allstate, American Airlines, Comcast, Fidelity, Ford, GE, Home Depot, Phillips and Volkswagen. On the training side, the Foundation added 10 new Authorized Training Partners including anynines, Biarca, Cognizant, EngineerBetter, Fastlane, Innovivi, Pivotal, Resilient Scale, Stark and Wayne, and Swisscom. Three Foundation member companies are using the training internally, notably including Volkswagen, who will be implementing it across their entire IT department. More than 10,461 people have registered for the Foundation’s MOOC (launched in June). To date, 727 registrants earned a passing score.

    “Just as businesses and developers are realizing great agility and cost savings from Cloud Foundry, so too are they seeing the benefits of Foundation membership,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Member benefits include having a voice in the ecosystem, as well as access to our global membership base, and a multitude of engineering, marketing, and event perks as well.”

    “Businesses, both Cloud Foundry end users and cloud providers, turn to the Foundation to get an accurate pulse on this quickly evolving landscape and to collaborate at an industry level,” said Cloud Foundry Foundation Chairman John Roese, CTO, Dell EMC Corp. “The leadership, insights and support of the Foundation have given Cloud Foundry a significant competitive advantage and created a market leading community and ecosystem for the cloud native application transformation that is the core of the world’s digital transformation.”

    2017 Foundation Highlights:

    • Marketplace
      • Launched a beta version of The Foundry, a web-based “marketplace” for available distributions, services, add-on technology, education and more.
    • Container runtime
      • Deploying and managing containers is easier and more flexible — using the updated Kubo project, renamed Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), now the default Cloud Foundry approach to deploying containers using Kubernetes and BOSH.
    • Massive Open Online Course
      • The availability of its first free Massive Open Online Course — a hands-on workshop to learn how to deploy and manage applications on Cloud Foundry.
    • Cloud Foundry Certified Developer Course
      • Performance-based certification exam designed to verify a candidate’s expertise using the Cloud Foundry platform and building cloud-native applications.
    • Three new members of its Board of Directors
      • Three new members of its Board of Directors: Allianz Germany Chief Information Officer Dr. Andreas Nolte; SUSE CTO Thomas Di Giacomo; and VMware Vice President and General Manager Paul Fazzone, who was elected as treasurer.
    • Cloud Foundry Summit highlights
      • North America – Silicon Valley, California
        • Registration reached its highest ever at 1,654, with a 92.6 percent attendance rate. 62 percent were first time attendees.
        • Attendees from 33 countries, with 11 percent of registered attendees self-identifying as women.
      • Europe – Basel, Switzerland
        • Highest ever European attendance with 858 total registrants. 62% were first time attendees.
        • Attendees from 34 countries, with 12 percent of registered attendees self-identifying as women.

    Cloud Foundry has seen vast growth worldwide with 2,800 contributors since inception; over 110,000 commits in the last 24 months; 70,000+ people participating in global community events; and 67 total members. As stated in market research from Gartner, Cloud Foundry’s total market value is approximately $2.8 billion, rising to $5.25 billion in a few years.

    Cloud Foundry’s popularity in the market and its cross-platform flexibility fit the need of both companies and developers—88 percent of Cloud Foundry users believe its cross-platform flexibility is important, including 60 percent who believe it’s very important. With the continued growth of the PaaS market predicted by Gartner and other analysts, and the ease of use for developers who use it, Cloud Foundry has placed an emphasis on training tomorrow’s cloud-native developers with its Developer Certification program.

    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: To learn more, visit:


    Jessica Rampen

    Cloud Foundry Foundation


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Tmux Commands

screen and tmux

A comparison of the features (or more-so just a table of notes for accessing some of those features) for GNU screen and BSD-licensed tmux.

The formatting here is simple enough to understand (I would hope). ^ means ctrl+, so ^x is ctrl+x. M- means meta (generally left-alt or escape)+, so M-x is left-alt+x

It should be noted that this is no where near a full feature-set of either group. This - being a cheat-sheet - is just to point out the most very basic features to get you on the road.

Trust the developers and manpage writers more than me. This document is originally from 2009 when tmux was still new - since then both of these programs have had many updates and features added (not all of which have been dutifully noted here).

Action tmux screen
start a new session tmux OR
tmux new OR
tmux new-session
re-attach a detached session tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
re-attach an attached session (detaching it from elsewhere) tmux attach -d OR
tmux attach-session -d
screen -dr
re-attach an attached session (keeping it attached elsewhere) tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
screen -x
detach from currently attached session ^b d OR
^b :detach
^a ^d OR
^a :detach
rename-window to newname ^b , <newname> OR
^b :rename-window <newn>
^a A <newname>
list windows ^b w ^a w
list windows in chooseable menu ^a "
go to window # ^b # ^a #
go to last-active window ^b l ^a ^a
go to next window ^b n ^a n
go to previous window ^b p ^a p
see keybindings ^b ? ^a ?
list sessions ^b s OR
tmux ls OR
tmux list-sessions
screen -ls
toggle visual bell ^a ^g
create another window ^b c ^a c
exit current shell/window ^d ^d
split window/pane horizontally ^b " ^a S
split window/pane vertically ^b % ^a |
switch to other pane ^b o ^a <tab>
kill the current pane ^b x OR (logout/^D)
collapse the current pane/split (but leave processes running) ^a X
cycle location of panes ^b ^o
swap current pane with previous ^b {
swap current pane with next ^b }
show time ^b t
show numeric values of panes ^b q
toggle zoom-state of current pane (maximize/return current pane) ^b z
break the current pane out of its window (to form new window) ^b !
re-arrange current panels within same window (different layouts) ^b [space]
Kill the current window (and all panes within) ^b killw [target-window]
  • Use the same script for updating/ upgrading

    Make sure to change the versions to the latest releases:

    #!/bin/bash set -e bpcver=4.2.1 bpcxsver=0.57 rsyncbpcver=

    Scroll through the script, know what you are doing.

    Uncomment the upgrade section(s) and comment out the install section(s)

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  • Again running smartctl after all is said and done:

    smartctl --all /dev/sda

    ddrescue-smartctl-after-rescue.png ddrescue-smartctl-2.png

    Yet an old drive in itself, I run the wheels off of them, and monitor regularly as anyone should.

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