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VMware Hopes To Ease Cloud Development

There are a lot of "-aS"es -- SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, for example. SaaS is Software as a Service, IaaS is Infrastructure as a Service, and PaaS is Platform as a Service.

VMware's latest announcement is all about platform. The new Cloud Foundry from VMware is designed to let developers build apps that can be hosted not everywhere, but at least in a lot of places.

Cloud Foundry may signal a new era of openness for VMware. Besides allowing Foundry apps to run on Google App Engine and Amazon Web Services, the tool is IDE-agnostic. You can build apps using Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Spring for Java and more.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/19/2011 at 12:47 PM


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