At one time, VMware, the early sponsor of the Cloud Foundry Project, hoped that Cloud Foundry might attract users to the VMware data center environment and public cloud. But Cloud Foundry succeeded beyond those hopes, gained cross-company support, and in 2014 launched its own, independent foundation called Cloud Foundry Foundation (http://www.cloudfoundry.org/).
Now Cloud Foundry (CF) has become the industry standard.
In our previous article Introduction to Cloud Foundry
, we explained basic features and advantage of Cloud Foundry.
In this article, we will explain about Cloud Foundry Certified Providers.
The Cloud Foundry Certified PaaS Program
The Cloud Foundry certified PaaS (Platform as a Service) program is designed to ensure the quality of a cloud platform by maintaining global industry standards for better productivity. The sole purpose of this program to certify user experience working with the cloud system certified by Cloud Foundry to be consistent across providers, as an application developer or operations professional.
Currently there are 7 Cloud Foundry certified providers
SAP HANA Cloud Platform is Cloud Foundry Certified – What does it mean?
With the certification, SAP HANA Cloud Platform could provide customers and partners an exposure of seamless cloud based innovation in an open source environment. This also would bring the portability in cloud software and applications across cloud services.
SAP is committed in delivering an open public cloud platform for customers and partners to run their business in the cloud. "The HANA Cloud Platform is a crucial step in delivering a new era of freedom in the cloud", said Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji.
SAP’s commitment to Cloud Foundry was announced in July 2014 with its sponsorship of Cloud Foundry, an industry-leading open PaaS for SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP has been a platinum-level member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation since its inception in January 2015 and continues to co-innovate with the community by contributing code to add enterprise-grade qualities to the Cloud Foundry technology.
Key Benefits of Cloud Foundry Certified SAP HANA Cloud Platform
1. Application Portability
2. Open Source environment for developer
3. Centralized Logging with centralized administration
4. Role Based Access
5. Infrastructure Security
6. Application Health Management
SAP HANA Service Broker for Cloud Foundry Open Source
As initial steps of the Cloud Foundry collaboration, SAP announced the code contribution and availability of a Cloud Foundry service broker for SAP HANA.
Developed in close association with Pivotal and available as open source on GitHub
, the service broker will allow any Cloud Foundry application to connect to and leverage the in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA.
Application developers will be able to get instant access to SAP HANA as a service in Cloud Foundry based PaaS environments without any significant investments in deployment and administration of dedicated SAP HANA services.