Cloud Foundry

Breaking: Savvis to buy AppFog

With AppFog, Savvis will get a Cloud Foundry-based Platform as a Service to run atop its own VSphere or vCloud Director-based infrastructure.

What next for Cloud Foundry?

VMware aggressively recruited partners to base platforms on its open-source Cloud Foundry stack. Now as it preps the Pivotal Initiative spinoff, those partners worry about more intense competition with the Cloud Foundry mothership.

Uhuru platform spans .NET, open-source worlds

Uhuru’s AppCloud Ready To Go service targets developers who want to write applications that span the .NET and open source worlds. The PaaS runs atop Cloud Foundry and supports Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.js as well as Microsoft .NET, the company says.

Windows development now more social with Github support

Github, the social network for software developers, now has a brand-new, first-ever Windows client. That means developers can build their Windows XP, Windows 7 and pre-release Windows 8 — even Vista applications — but now also share their work on the popular Github repository.

Hypervisor bout rages on, no end in sight

Surprise! The hypervisor battle rages anew and is in fact getting more heated as VMware tries to push vSphere (not just the free ESXi hypervisor) to customers and Microsoft vies to win market share and credibility for Hyper-V.

Cloud Foundry meets the enterprise with Stackato

VMware’s Cloud Foundry is already catching on among companies wanting to become PaaS providers, and now it might start finding a home in private data centers too. ActiveState has created a commercial Cloud Foundry distribution called Stackato that’s meant to give customers their own private PaaS.

AppFog, now with Ruby and Node.js support

AppFog, the Platform-as-a-Service startup that began life a PHP Fog, now supports both Ruby and Node.js applications. The expanded support comes as no surprise, but speaks volumes about the potential for Cloud Foundry as a PaaS equivalent to what OpenStack is for Infrastructure as a Service.

Cloud Foundry adds PHP, Python; AppFog now a user

VMware has added support for the PHP and Python programming languages to Cloud Foundry, it open source Platform as a Service. Such news isn’t necessarily groundbreaking considering the project’s focus on multi-language support, but how it added PHP, at least, is very noteworthy.

VMware puts Cloud Foundry on laptops

VMware has released Micro Cloud Foundry, a fully functional version of its open-source, Platform-as-a-Service software condensed into a virtual image that runs on developers’ personal computers or laptops. The aim is to make it easier to create cutting-edge applications without the hassle.

VMware Is The New Microsoft, Just Without an OS

In the past 10 years VMware has executed a remarkable strategy to topple enterprise software incumbents and emerge as an ecosystem kingpin. Time and again, it seems as though VMware is beating Microsoft at its own game. But a look deeper reveals that is no surprise.