Microsoft announces the general availability of Cloud Foundry on Azure

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Microsoft yesterday announced the general availability of Cloud Foundry on Azure. So, developers can enjoy a consistent Cloud Foundry experience in Azure, and a simplified provisioning workflow by leveraging Azure Resource Manager templates. Microsoft also said that customers have an option of running Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure (preview). Pivotal Cloud Foundry’s Cloud Native platform unifies the software delivery process with an integrated application framework, platform runtime, and infrastructure automation for delivering software rapidly, consistently and reliably at scale.

By merging the Azure Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) into the upstream, open source Cloud Foundry repository, Cloud Foundry on Azure is now powered by the Microsoft Azure team as well as the Cloud Foundry community. This is consistent with our commitment to contribute to and collaborate with the open source ecosystem.

With this release, Microsoft and Cloud Foundry are enabling the following capabilities:

  • Provision resources required for BOSH and Cloud Foundry via Azure Resource Manager template.
  • Azure CPI to provision and manage VMs for Cloud Foundry.
  • Support all standard Cloud Foundry features like availability sets, persistent disk snapshot etc. on Azure.
  • Support for service broker integration.

To deploy Cloud Foundry on Azure, follow the GA guidance.