Cloud Foundry Core and the Future of PaaS
Today, VMware released a new project that we are very happy to be a part of.
Cloud Foundry Core is a set of definitions designed to provide structure and standards across the PaaS market. Designed to enable portability and protect against vendor lock-in, Cloud Foundry Core gives buyers and developers the confidence they need when choosing a PaaS vendor. You can see AppFog’s dynamic listing of Core runtimes and services, plus additional value-add runtimes and services at the Core Listings page.
Fear of cloud lock-in has been a major barrier for enterprise adoption of PaaS to date. Here at AppFog, we have been doing everything we can to fight against lock-in, and Cloud Foundry Core is a project that we deeply believe in. As PaaS solutions evolve from single-language and single-infrastructure “Generation One” solutions to polyglot, multi-infrastructure “Generation Two” solutions, protection against lock-in becomes both more complicated and even more important.
We see Core as one of the clearest examples of the power of the ecosystem to date and believe it is the correct path forward in defining standards in the new Cloud reality. By working with the leading Cloud Foundry PaaS vendors, VMware is letting customers, developers, and the market define what PaaS is and where it will go next.
As everyone who follows us knows, we are huge Cloud Foundry fans here at AppFog. We have made a big bet not just on the technology, but more importantly on the community and the ecosystem. We are really proud to see this bet paying off and cannot wait to help Core in particular, and Cloud Foundry in general, evolve and grow.