VMware recently delivered Cloud Foundry, according to the company the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) and a new generation of application platform, architected specifically for cloud computing environments and delivered as a service from enterprise datacenters and public cloud service providers.
Cloud Foundry streamlines the development, delivery and operations of modern applications, significantly enhancing the ability of developers to deploy, run and scale their applications in cloud environments while embracing the widest choice of public and private clouds, industry-standard high productivity developer frameworks and application infrastructure services.
VMware introduced a new VMware-operated developer cloud service, a new open source PaaS project and a “Micro Cloud” PaaS solution.
Cloud Foundry supports popular, high productivity programming frameworks, including Spring for Java, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra for Ruby and Node.js, as well as support for other JVM-based frameworks including Grails. The open architecture will enable additional programming frameworks to be rapidly supported in the future.
For application services, Cloud Foundry will initially support the MongoDB, MySQL and Redis databases with planned support for VMware vFabric services.
Cloud Foundry is not tied to any single cloud environment, nor does it require a VMware infrastructure to operate.