Deploying to vCloud Using Cloud Foundry BOSH

by December 18, 2012

A new Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) to support deploying Cloud Foundry applications on vCloud infrastructures is available today.
Cloud Foundry was designed and built to support distributed applications that can be moved between multiple clouds running different infrastructures such as vSphere, vCloud, OpenStack and Amazon Web Services.
The key to supporting multiple clouds is Cloud Foundry BOSH, a cloud deployment and lifecycle management tool that was announced earlier this year.
The vCloud CPI is available in the Cloud Foundry BOSH github repository.
The vCloud Director BOSH CPI project joins other Cloud Foundry BOSH community contributions.  The vCloud CPI, like BOSH itself,  is an open source project under the Apache 2 license.

Preserving Cloud Application Portability – Introducing Cloud Foundry Core

by November 13, 2012

The Cloud Foundry team is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core  –  a program designed to preserve cloud application portability.
In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of clouds is critical. The risks of being locked into a single cloud are substantial. Pricing, reliability, geographic location and compliance can all vary between clouds. Business requirements will evolve over time, necessitating the ability to move between clouds, whether public to private, private to public or between public cloud providers.
Test your Cloud Foundry Core provider
Cloud Foundry Core provides a baseline of common capabilities and an open mechanism to instantly validate application portability.