VMware and Pivotal to develop Cloud Foundry-based PaaS offering
Pivotal CF to be made available as hybrid cloud platform
The announcement was made at VMware’s annual conference in San Francisco, VMworld.
Pivotal CF will be a commercially supported hybrid PaaS offering that will be made available on VMware’s vSphere and vCloud Hybrid services, the former of which is already supported by Cloud Foundry.
A limited number of pre-selected customers will get early access to the Pivotal CF service, but it is not expected to be made generally available until later this year.
Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president of cloud infrastructure and management at VMware, said the new collaboration with Pivotal was a demonstration of its commitment to further enhancing the Cloud Foundry platform.
“By making the Pivotal CF hybrid PaaS available on both VMware vSphere and vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware and Pivotal can provide multiple options for developers to create the next generation of enterprise applications,” he said.
Rob Mee, senior vice president of cloud applications at Pivotal, added: “VMware’s continued commitment speaks volumes to the momentum that the Cloud Foundry platform has received over the past few months.
“As Cloud Foundry is fast becoming the preeminent open source, cloud independent Platform-as-a-Service, VMware’s support and new offerings will give customers a great set of choices to deploy their applications.”
Furthermore, VMware announced it is to sponsor Pivotal’s first ever Cloud Foundry conference, named Platform, which is to be held between 8and 9 September in Santa Clara.