2020 Cloud Foundry Platform Certification Now Includes Option for Architecture To Bring Ease of Cloud Foundry Developer Experience to Kubernetes Users


Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects simplifying the developer experience, announced that Atos, Cloud.gov, IBM, SAP, SUSE, Swisscom, and VMware have renewed their Cloud Foundry Platform Certification for 2020. The updated version of the Platform Certification now allows providers to choose either Diego, the more recently developed Kubernetes-based Eirini, or both, as the internal product architecture for the container orchestration layer.

Cloud Foundry Platform Certification ensures consistency of the cloud application platform and portability across any cloud service or on-premises software product that offers the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime technology. Platform Certification guarantees all certified products are using the same core Cloud Foundry software, establishing consistency, reliability and portability. The Cloud Foundry Platform Certification mark is only awarded to products and services meeting the strict technical requirements outlined by the Cloud Foundry Foundation’s technical governing body. Products called “Cloud Foundry” can only use that designation after meeting Cloud Foundry Platform Certification standards. Providers must recertify every year.

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“This is the first year the Cloud Foundry Platform Certification allows Kubernetes to be the default container scheduler, giving developers more flexibility to run their apps across any Cloud Foundry instance in the language and framework of their choice,” said Chip Childers, executive director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “The mission of the Cloud Foundry community is to simplify the developer experience, and we have accomplished this with the new Platform Certification requirements, as we bring the Cloud Foundry developer experience to Kubernetes users.”

The 2020 Cloud Foundry Certified Platforms are:

Atos Cloud Foundry
IBM Cloud Foundry
SAP Cloud Platform
SUSE Cloud Application Platform
Swisscom Application Cloud
VMware Tanzu Application Service
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Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Dell EMC, Google, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, SUSE and VMware, and is being used by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry’s container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

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