VMware Unveils Open Source Cloud App Platform

Thursday Apr 14th 2011 by Sean Michael Kerner

The virtualization vendor's new offer expands a PaaS engine across disparate frameworks and application services.

The virtualization vendor's new initiative enables a Platform as a Service solution across various cloud infrastructures. Sean Michael Kerner reports.

VMware is accelerating its cloud efforts today with the announcement of its new Cloud Foundry project. Cloud Foundry is an open source application platform for the cloud.

"Cloud Foundry is about expanding a PaaS engine across multiple clouds, frameworks and application services," Jerry Chen and his title is Senior Director of Cloud and Application Services at VMware told InternetNews.com.

Chen noted that with Cloud Foundry, VMware (NYSE: VMW) is aiming to lower the barriers to adoption for the cloud.

Cloud Foundry will work with VMware's vFabric, cloud application effort. VMware announced vFabric in August 2010 as a set of application services for the cloud.

Read the rest about VMware's open source cloud computing platform at InternetNews.

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