Hazelcast Now Live on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

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Hazelcast, provider of an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has announced that Hazelcast is now available as a tile on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).

Hazelcast for PCF 1.2 is an on-demand service broker for dynamically creating and scaling Hazelcast clusters without pre-provisioning blocks of VMs.

In PCF, services integrate with the cloud platform through “tiles” that users download from Pivotal Network and install through the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard. These tiles provide a standardized interface that PCF operators use to configure, publish, manage, and upgrade software services, whether the services are for their own use, or for use by PCF app developers.

The Hazelcast tile integrates with Cloud Foundry to provide a frictionless user experience, requiring no PCF operator intervention.

According to Greg Luck, CEO of Hazelcast, many of its customers are choosing PCF for their PaaS as they begin to migrate their computing infrastructure to the cloud. Hazelcast is committed to Pivotal Cloud Foundry and has made a large engineering investment in Hazelcast for PCF, he noted.

Requiring no operator intervention, Cloud Foundry says, users are able to provision and scale new Hazelcast clusters, and add and remove nodes seamlessly as required. After downloading the Hazelcast tile from PivNet, the PaaS Operator uploads the tile into Pivotal Ops Manager, enters any required configuration into the GUI, and clicks “install.” and after installation, the PaaS Operator need have no further interaction with the tile.

Users also have the ability to choose from a variety of VM types, allowing them to increase the amount of RAM available to each node, and each Hazelcast cluster is provisioned on exclusive VMs, ensuring privacy of data and high availability.

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