VMware on Wednesday launched a beta of Micro Cloud Foundry, a version of its Cloud Foundry platform that can run on laptops.
The move is an effort to get more developers to try Cloud Foundry, an open platform framework that is also in beta. The challenge for Cloud Foundry is that developers have to be connected to a datacentre host to build apps. With Micro Cloud Foundry, VMware is offering a complete version of Cloud Foundry that runs locally on a Mac or PC via VMware Fusion and Player, respectively.
According to Dave McJannet, director of product marketing of cloud and application services at VMware, Micro Cloud Foundry allows developers to build complete applications locally. "It's a way for developers to interact with Cloud Foundry to test applications," McJannet said.
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