Cloud Foundry Now Available on Asia’s Leading Cloud Provider Alibaba CloudApril 19, 2018
Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the most widely-adopted open source cloud technologies in the world, announced today that Cloud Foundry will be available on Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. Alibaba Cloud, the largest cloud infrastructure provider in China and among the three largest globally, also announced that it has joined the Foundation as a Gold member.
This integration ensures seamless interaction between Alibaba Cloud and Cloud Foundry. By creating a Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) for Cloud Foundry BOSH, Alibaba Cloud now has access to both Cloud Foundry Application Runtime (CFAR) and Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR) workloads. CFCR is a Kubernetes and BOSH-based technology housed within the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
"Alibaba is a dominant force in China, and throughout Asia, the availability of Cloud Foundry now on Alibaba Cloud represents an opportunity to expand the availability of Cloud Foundry," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "Now China-based enterprises can experience the combined benefits of Cloud Foundry and Alibaba Cloud together."
"Being the first open source PaaS offering, Cloud Foundry is designed for multi-cloud, multi-framework and multi-languages," said Hong Tang, chief architect of Alibaba Cloud. "Alibaba Cloud commits itself to providing more choices for our customers and is, as always, dedicated to the open source community."
As a Gold member, Alibaba Cloud joins the ranks of Allianz, American Airlines, Ford, Google, Microsoft and Swisscom.
Cloud Foundry is a mature and growing cloud application platform used by large enterprises to develop and deploy cloud-native applications, saving them significant amounts of time and resources. Enterprises benefit from the consistency of Cloud Foundry Application Runtime across a variety of distributions of the platform, thanks to a certified provider program.
Cloud Foundry on Alibaba Cloud can be accessed via the Cloud Foundry Foundation Foundry, a web-based marketplace for available distributions, services, add-on technology, education and more.