Technology must be interoperable for it to matter in today’s crowded cloud native world, period.
We see this in findings from our global quantitative research just as clearly as we hear it in the qualitative stories from our end users. Companies rely on a multi-platform strategy to ensure cloud technologies integrate with their current environments — and are flexible enough to address evolving needs in the future. Today, companies are more broadly deploying a combination of cloud native technologies than ever before, including PaaS, serverless and containers.
As companies increasingly prioritize interoperability in their technology solutions, the technologies themselves begin to integrate. Cloud Foundry Foundation recently announced two such projects, Eirini and CF Containerization. These two projects join Cloud Foundry Container Runtime — which offers a uniform way to instantiate, deploy and manage highly available Kubernetes clusters on a cloud platform using CF BOSH — in further enabling integration between Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes.
The Eirini project team is working towards allowing operators to choose whether Cloud Foundry Application Runtime (CFAR) uses the default scheduler Diego or Kubernetes, while CF Containerization enables CFAR to be deployed to Kubernetes by packaging CFAR as containers instead of virtual machines.
For a more detailed explanation of the different integration possibilities, watch the video, featuring Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers. He dives into the details of each individual project and describes a future where you may be able to use them all together.