Cloud Foundry Strides to First Birthday
Usually a one year-old is barely able to walk or make sense. VMware thinks its twelve-month strong Cloud Foundry is not just robust enough to toddle, but mature, strong and plenty old enough to lead.
Cloud Foundry is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which means you have to build new or migrate your existing apps to the service.
To help deploy Foundry apps, VMware released BOSH. BOSH is meant to help you make sure your app is ready for the cloud through release engineering, install and configure the app, and then manage its lifecycle.
BOSH isn't just for PaaS. It is also general purpose, VMware says, able to help you set up services to run against OpenStack, Amazon Web Services and other Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.
Posted by Doug Barney on 04/17/2012 at 12:47 PM