Pivotal's Cloud Foundry becomes open source foundation

Pivotal's Cloud Foundry becomes open source foundation

Summary: The Cloud Foundry Foundation will be backed by ActiveState, CenturyLink, EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Rackspace, SAP and VMware.

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Pivotal said Monday that its Cloud Foundry effort, a platform-as-a-service project will formally adopt and open source foundation model with backing from enterprise technology's heavy hitters.

With the move Pivotal will form the Cloud Foundry Foundation, which will be backed by ActiveState, CenturyLink, EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Rackspace, SAP and VMware.

Cloud Foundry is already licensed under Apache 2.0 and will keep that format as its governance model changes.

Pivotal said that the Cloud Foundry ecosystem has more than 750 contributors. The aim is to plug Cloud Foundry as an open platform-as-a-service (PaaS) alternative.

What's unclear is how Cloud Foundry will ultimately shape up against Red Hat's OpenShift and other PaaS efforts. Cloud Foundry can be deployed to Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, VMware's vCloud and vSphere and locally.

Here's a look at the Cloud Foundry components.

cloudfoundry components

 

Topics: Open Source, Cloud

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  • The Cloud Foundry Foundation: a PaaS Revolution?

    Thanks, Larry, this move from the PaaS leaders is really a historical one. Here's what Cloud Foundry, Red Hat, SAP, IBM, and other vendors in the PaaS ecosystem can do to benefit in the end:

    http://paas.ly/1hpDs2O

    The traditional way of delivering applications is outdated, more changes are to come.

    --
    Renat Khasanshyn, CEO @ Altoros
    renataltoros
  • Cloud Foundry Components

    The slide pictured seems to be light on content. Is there something that details out the components vs generic logical blocks?
    mike.pluta@...