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Celebrating SAP and Cloud Foundry’s Co-Innovation Success

SAP is one of the proud founding members of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. We have a long history of leveraging Cloud Foundry technologies and partnering with leading hyperscalers to offer our customers and partners the flexibility, reliability, and agility they need.

Let us share with you some of our latest innovations based on Cloud Foundry technologies:

Bionic BOSH Stemcells are officially GA

SAP announced the general availability of the new BOSH stemcell to the Cloud Foundry community earlier this year. Previously, the stemcell was created, maintained, and released by a different company. As this company decided to discontinue its work on the stemcells, SAP stood up to continue supporting the community with our new stemcell offering and delivering security updates to thousands of VMs periodically. Read more about this achievement here.


Improving the performance of Cloud Foundry API calls

Our engineering team uncovered several long-running Cloud Foundry API calls. A performance test project was initiated to reproduce and fix those issues under special conditions such as having a high number of organizations, spaces, and applications. The team plans to measure the performance of selected Cloud Foundry API calls over time for regression testing and continuous improvements.


Strengthen security access by offering fine-grained access control

Authorization levels determine the extent of system rights a user has access to. Defining a more granular level of authorization minimizes the security risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information. We are in the process to implement a new SpaceApplicationSupporter role. This role allows for checking logs, restarting, and scaling an application but prevents changing application code, deleting services, or accessing service credentials accidentally.

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) brings together intelligent enterprise applications with database and data management, analytics, integration, and extension capabilities into one platform for both cloud and hybrid environments. The SAP BTP, Cloud Foundry runtime service is designed for you to develop polyglot cloud-native applications, manage applications lifecycles, and optimize development and operations. You can also use SAP Cloud Application Programming Model to speed up your full-stack application development. Learn more about the SAP BTP Cloud Foundry service here.

Visit the SAP virtual booth at Cloud Foundry between July 21 – 22. Let us tell you more about our innovations!

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