Google throws its weight behind open-source Cloud Foundry

December 16, 2016 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Mike Wheatley.

Google Inc. on Thursday threw its weight behind the open-source Cloud Foundry Foundation, the organization that heads up development of the open source cloud platform Cloud Foundry. Google has signed on as a gold member of the foundation, joining companies such as EMC Corp., Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co., IBM Corp., Pivotal Software Inc., SAP SE and VMware Inc.

Cloud Foundry is an open-source Platform as a Service that offers developers a choice of clouds, development frameworks, and application services for building and running apps at scale on public and private clouds. The platform bills itself as the industry-standard platform for developing cloud applications, and Google’s decision to back the project adds further weight to those claims…

“Our goal with Google Cloud Platform is to build an open cloud for all businesses and we see active participation with the open source community as an essential part of this mission,” said Brian Stevens, vice president of cloud platforms at Google. “We have been working on several CFF projects this year, including optimizing Cloud Foundry on GCP. We look forward to our continued work together to drive the development of open source cloud solutions for enterprises.”…

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