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Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom has worked for 15+ years in the tech industry and has been a key contributor to the Pivotal and vFabric Blogs ~3 years. He first started working on "cloud-based apps" in 1998 when he led the development and launch of WebMD 1.0’s B2C and B2B apps. He then spent several years in product marketing for a J2EE-based PaaS/SaaS start-up. Afterwards, he worked for Siebel as a consultant on large CRM engagements, launched their online community, and ran marketing operations. At Oracle, he led the worldwide implementation of Siebel CRM before spending some time at a Youtube competitor in Silicon Valley and working as a product marketer for Unica's SaaS-based marketing automation suite. "Back in the day," he graduated from Georgia Tech with high honors and an undergraduate thesis in human computer interaction. Beyond technology, he loves music, art, design, cooking, outdoors, a decent silver tequila, and his wife, daughter, dog, and cat. Contact @adambloom

Posts by Adam Bloom

featured-mcote As a prior programmer, cloud strategist, and industry analyst, Michael Coté has seen the software industry from a number of perspectives, including Director of Cloud Strategy at Dell. Recently, he joined Pivotal to work on the Cloud Foundry team, and, in this Q&A, gives us a rundown on his background, what attracted him to Pivotal, why open source matters, and more.
featured-TMIPaaS-October The PaaS space is growing leaps and bounds, and so is the volume of technology announcements, articles, and results in the space. In this post, Pivotal’s inaugural roundup of October’s key news and announcements, we cover everything from a deep dive on how GE views devops to technologies like Docker and microservices, Spring Cloud, and where Cloud Foundry might be going with OpenStack. Not to mention, Pivotal CF 1.3 was released—our fourth release in under a year!
featured-time-to-innovate Former banking technology executive and shrebo founder, Patrick Senti, gives blog readers an explanation of the impact of open source solutions like Cloud Foundry and Redis. In this post, he answers questions about his needs for a platform like Cloud Foundry, the outcomes to date, his company background, technical solutions with Cloud Foundry, and more.
featured-JavaOne This post summarizes where to find Pivotal at JavaOne. Come see us at booth number 5201 for demos on the internet of things, Hadoop, microservices architectures, PaaS, and more. Sessions will cover running Spring in the cloud, open source identity and access management, security, REST, IDEs, APIs, and more.
featured-SElisha In this post, CTO and Senior Manager of Field Engineering, Simon Elisha, shares his perspective on how he arrived at Pivotal, why he is excited, and what he is working on. As a prior enterprise architect at Cisco and a customer-facing advisor/educator for Amazon Web Services, he brings plenty of insight on the advantages of Cloud Foundry. He is also hiring in Australia and New Zealand!
featured-CF-Swisscom In a video taken at the CF Summit, Swisscom is joined by a panel from Cloud Foundry and OpenStack/Piston Cloud to discuss their thoughts on the strategy and goals behind using OpenStack and Cloud Foundry together to build their future cloud platform. Swisscom shares the importance of building agility, collaboration, and open source into the platform in order to help them to deliver value added offerings with the “end user as consumer.” The talk also dives into lessons learned and the concept of developing unique competencies with Piston Cloud, OpenStack, and Cloud Foundry.
featured-CFSummit-Maritz In this post, we highlight the video where Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz explains how the Cloud Foundry community can come together to build a lasting, valuable contribution, ultimately leading to a huge impact on the world and our futures. In it, he covers the story of how Cloud Foundry was born, the big technology shifts underpinning PaaS ecosystems, recipes for successful PaaS technology foundations, applications in the Post-Paper Era, and the major themes at the Cloud Foundry Summit.
featured-casestudy-MercadoLibre MercadoLibre is one of the largest e-commerce sites on Earth and is eBay’s Latin American partner. In this interview, Matias Waisgold, Technical Lead for MercadoLibre’s APIs explains how they use RabbitMQ, Redis, and Groovy on Grails to improve the user experience, shorten development cycle time, and scale their applications to big data levels. He explains their architecture, the solution and approach to scale, the benefits, and more.
featured-CFSummit-PaaSCompare In this post, we summarize a talk given by Dr. Mike Maximilien from IBM Cloud Labs and James Bayer, Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Director of Product Management. The two provide a detailed comparison between Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Amazon, Heroku, and OpenShift, and their agenda included background, limitations to validity, methodology, results, insights, and potential next steps. You can also find links to the slides and video.
featured-monsanto-cloud As shared at the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, Monsanto sees huge benefits with Cloud Foundry. From increased efficiency and productivity to less finger pointing between developers and operations, Infrastructure Architect, Mark Seidenstricker, shares the insights and learnings from their journey with Cloud Foundry, lists many benefits, discusses cultural and change management shifts in IT, and outlines their future plans. Ultimately, he sees how management will progress on a widespread investment in their cloud once the organization knows how to deliver the benefits of a 50% productivity improvement in the software development lifecycle.