Joshua McKenty, one of the early architects of OpenStack while at NASA, and a co-founder of OpenStack startup Piston, has joined Pivotal at field CTO for Cloud Foundry. He hopes to make Cloud Foundry, running on OpenStack, into what NASA envisioned several years ago.
The week in cloud: The word of late is if you’re not doing “mobile” you’re not doing development. So Pivotal Cloud Foundry, like every other PaaS, is adding mobile-specific services.
At the Pivotal Summit, company trots out new dashboards and a way to achieve better redundancy for its version of Cloud Foundry.
Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, Ericsson, GE, Intel, NTT and Verizon officially joined the foundation pushing Cloud Foundry platform for big data applications.
Red Hat is getting into the retail business — kind of — with a new online marketplace for third party products to run on its OpenShift PaaS.
Adam Wray steps in as CEO and Dave McCrory as CTO for the company behind the Riak database.
Web companies already have shiny infrastructure but much of the industrial universe — companies that actually make and ship physical goods, need help with this stuff. For them, Pivotal is here to help, says SVP Hugh E. Williams on this week’s Structure Show.
Cloud Foundry wants its platform-as-a-service to run on all the clouds. It’s on AWS and Openstack now, Next up: Google Cloud.
On this week’s Structure Show we talk about Platform as a Service which depending, on who you believe, is a dying breed or a boom town.
As the latest release of the open-source cloud infrastructure debuted, controversy swirled anew. Will OpenStack kill third-party PaaSes or vice versa?
VMworld continued to preach its software-defined data center message, unveiling network and storage virtualization tools and annoying its network and storage partners. Coopetition reigns supreme.
Piston’s enterprise-focused OpenStack is apparently first among equals — Cloud Foundry picks it as first OpenStack distro to be integrated with its PaaS.
Cracking open the “black box” — IBM and now CenturyLink will advise the Cloud Foundry PaaS effort
IBM brings enterprise credibility, important for cloud-wary business users, Baidu brings consumer eyeballs, into Cloud Foundry fold.
Updated: Hewlett-Packard claimed Workday is moving from AWS to HP Cloud. AWS said no way, and so it goes.
Updated: Savvis will offer AppFog’s platform in both public and dedicated, private implementations to corporate customers.
With AppFog, Savvis will get a Cloud Foundry-based Platform as a Service to run atop its own VSphere or vCloud Director-based infrastructure.
So much for running your AppFog apps on any cloud: The PaaS provider is dumping Rackspace support completely this week.
The new VMware-EMC spinoff has started selling Cloud Foundry PaaS software and support and opened up the effort to outside committers.
So you want to build your software in CloudBees but want to run it elsewhere? With new integration, you can put that application on Cloud Foundry (as well as Google App Engine.)
Tod Nielsen, who helped lead VMware’s applications platform group, has moved over to the Pivotal Initiative spin-off where he’ll report to old pal Paul Maritz.
How low can PaaS pricing go? AppFog says it’s cutting the price of the paid version of its polyglot, multi-cloud PaaS in half for developers. That’s great for developers, but will it boost corporate adoption?
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.
After weeks of back and forth and considerable anxiety, VMware, Intel and NEC are now Gold members of the OpenStack Foundation. The news comes out of Friday afternoon’s OpenStack board meeting.
VMware brain drain continues as Cloud Foundry leader David McCrory takes a new gig at Warner Music. In his blog, McCrory tried to softpedal speculation as to his reasons and pledged to speak at VMworld as planned.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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.