Cloud Foundry Now Offering PaaS Interoperability
VMware-sponsored Cloud Foundry announced this week it has moved to simplify its effort to provide PaaS interoperability with the introduction of Cloud Foundry Core.
Core is a framework aimed at enabling developers to build portable applications across PaaS-based clouds and includes an open mechanism to validate that an app is portable along the lines of the Cloud Foundry specs. It allows developers to enter an API endpoint to its Cloud Foundry Core-compatible.
It provides common capabilities based on the Cloud Foundry Core Definition (CFCD), which includes common runtimes and services based on open development standards such as Java, Ruby, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ and Redis.
In connection with the release of Cloud Foundry Core, five cloud providers launched compatible instances: AppFog which provides a PaaS cloud deployment architecture; CloudFoundry.com, VMWare's public instance of Cloud Foundry based on its vSphere infrastructure; Micro Cloud Foundry, the tool that lets developers run Cloud Foundry instances on their client devices; Tier 3, an enterprise infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider and Uhuru Software, which allows developers to run their .NET and SQL Server applications on Cloud Foundry.
Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.