Pivotal is releasing an update to its cloud platform that will expand support for Spring Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure, .NET applications, Docker images, and application lifecycle management.
This new release of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, the comprehensive Cloud Native platform that unifies the software delivery process with an integrated application framework, platform runtime, and infrastructure automation, enables businesses to rapidly build, deploy, and operate Cloud Native applications on a wide choice of hosted, public, and private clouds.
The latest update allows Integrated Microservices with Spring Cloud Services, native support for .NET applications and Docker images, an application lifecycle management tool chain, and early access support for Microsoft Azure.
Based on the popular Spring Cloud OSS, which is used by Netflix to operate its global, on-demand video streaming service, Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry goes one step further to provide opinionated provisioning and lifecycle management to these components.
Spring Cloud Services enables developers and operators of Cloud Native distributed systems architectures to quickly and easily build microservices by adding a suite of production-ready services to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry marketplace.
“We’ve worked with Netflix to bring a number of the products they’ve open sourced to the back end of some of their core applications,” said James Watters, the GM and vice president of the Cloud Platform Group at Pivotal. “It’s really bringing a world class application development experience to the Cloud Foundry platform.”
With expanded support for .NET applications, enterprises can support a heterogeneous environment consisting of both Linux-based and Windows-based applications. Now, .NET applications will run natively on Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V virtual machines, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry can manage applications with the same commands and many of the same consistent Day 2 operational benefits as existing applications.
Additionally Docker applications can now leverage the built in Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform capabilities, such as scheduling, health management, load balancing, enterprise identity, logging, and multi-cloud support.
The company is partnering with GitLab, CloudBees, and JFrog to deliver a turnkey continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution called the application lifecycle management tool chain.
For more information about this update, visit http://pivotal.io/.