IBM brings enterprise credibility, important for cloud-wary business users, Baidu brings consumer eyeballs, into Cloud Foundry fold.
Appsecute’s service promises devops a central way to manage all their cloud-based services from AWS to Zendesk.
The new VMware-EMC spinoff has started selling Cloud Foundry PaaS software and support and opened up the effort to outside committers.
Forking of open-source projects can be good or bad. Developers love freedom of choice but big customers fear lack of compatilbility. In either case the prospect of a Cloud Foundry fork is worth examining.
One hurdle to corporate adoption of PaaSes is customer concern about being locked into one vendor’s platform. A new Cloud Foundry app will let them, in real time, see which of several Cloud Foundry PaaSes will run their workloads.
Shadow IT, or dark ops, can be scary to IT departments, but there are reasons developers go rogue. Instead of fighting their urge to flea to the cloud, make it easy for them to use cloud resources in a responsible way.
Many companies — perhaps blinded by all the hype and marketing claims — are still hanging back when it comes to cloud adoption. They shouldn’t. They should make the move now — but keep these 6 potential pitfalls in mind.
Uhuru’s AppCloud Ready To Go service targets developers who want to write applications that span the .NET and open source worlds. The PaaS runs atop Cloud Foundry and supports Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.js as well as Microsoft .NET, the company says.
Most platforms as a service focus on helping developers write shiny new cloud-based applications. Startup CliQr Technologies is more interested in putting the applications that already run businesses into the best cloud to run them and then to make them transportable from cloud to cloud.
Up-and-coming Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider Tier3 has made a significant contribution to the Platform-as-a-Service world by releasing a .NET implementation of the Cloud Foundry PaaS project. A fork project called Iron Foundry will serve as the primary source of .NET development within Cloud Foundry.