At the Cloud Foundry Summit yesterday, Microsoft announced that they have joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold Member. Many of the largest enterprises have chosen Cloud Foundry on Azure as their platform to solve complex business challenges. In just the past six months, core usage of Cloud Foundry has increased 300 percent on Azure. Microsoft’s partnership with the Cloud Foundry Foundation extends their commitment to collaborate and innovate in the open community.
Microsoft today also announced that they are extending Cloud Foundry integration with Azure. They announced back-end integration with Azure Database (PostgreSQL and MySQL) and cloud broker support for SQL Database, Service Bus, and Cosmos DB. They have also included the Cloud Foundry CLI in the tools available in the Cloud Shell for easy CF management in seconds.
“Microsoft is widely recognized as one of the most important enterprise technology and cloud providers in the world,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Cloud Foundry has the greatest number of deployments of any cloud application platform in the enterprise, and is used by most Fortune 500 organizations. We share both a tremendous number of users and a common approach to the enterprise cloud.”
Corey Sanders, Partner Director, Microsoft Corp. said, “Microsoft and the Cloud Foundry community are deeply aligned around our mutual understanding of enterprise business and technical requirements, and our commitment to help organizations modernize their applications without vendor lock-in. By joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, we will be able to work with members to contribute to Foundation initiatives and bring a wider range of solutions to Microsoft Azure for our customers and the community.”
You can learn more about the integration offered between Azure and Cloud Foundry here.