Global Telecommunications Operator Orange Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Linux Foundation | 07 June 2017
SAN FRANCISCO – June 7, 2017 – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, today announced Orange has joined as a Silver Member. Orange joins Google, EMC, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, VW, VMware and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Orange demonstrates its commitment to working with the Foundation and the community to push forward Cloud Foundry as the global industry-standard cloud application platform.
“Cloud Foundry has a simple and powerful user experience which is helping Orange application teams smoothly adopt cloud-native automation and practices,” said Philippe Lucas, SVP Strategy, Architecture & Standardization, Orange. “This greatly improves time-to-market, quality of service and cost for our applications. Orange is gradually adopting Cloud Foundry for parts of our IT with multiple customer-facing applications currently running in production on Cloud Foundry. Through this membership, Orange intends to recognize the great value Cloud Foundry provides to Orange and the IT industry. Orange has been active in the Cloud Foundry community since 2012, making multiple open source contributions to the Cloud Foundry ecosystem; some of them will now be submitted as Cloud Foundry Foundation incubator projects.”
“As a global leader in telecommunications, Orange brings unique expertise to our community,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Orange has combined agile software delivery with the power of Cloud Foundry to innovate and meet the quickly changing needs of their customers. We welcome Orange and look forward to the contributions they will make to our project and community.”
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and 154,000 employees worldwide as of March 31, 2017, including 95,000 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 265 million customers worldwide as of March 31, 2017, including 203 million mobile customers and 19 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.
Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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