Sunday, August 5, 2012

Is Cloud Foundry Becoming the De facto PaaS Standard?

Is Cloud Foundry Becoming the De facto PaaS Standard?: I have been following Cloud Foundry from the day it got announced. It was very clear that VMware invested in it with a clear strategy – democratize PaaS by making it is absolutely easy for the hosters and enterprises to deploy it. Between 2008 and 2011, PaaS was associated with Google (App Engine), Microsoft (Windows Azure), ( / Heroku) and Engine Yard. But in the last one year, there are half-a-dozen new players that entered the niche PaaS market. And, one thing that is common among these new entrants is that all of them are powered by Cloud Foundry. Whether it is ActiveState, AppFog, Tier 3, Uhuru Software, or VMware’s own, all of them use the same set of APIs and tools based on Cloud Foundry.
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