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Pivotal Now Makes It Easier Than Ever to Take Software from Idea to Production in Less Than a Day

Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry delivers the first and only secure, enterprise-ready, turnkey distribution of core Netflix OSS components


Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry® simplifies and accelerates development of modern, microservices-based cloud applications.

Next generation runtime enables native support for both .NET applications and Docker® images to run on Pivotal Cloud Foundry as first class application workloads.

Introducing strategic on-platform Pivotal Cloud Foundry integrations with partner technologies for continuous delivery of Cloud Native applications.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry expands supported cloud infrastructures with early access support for Microsoft Azure.

San Francisco, November 2, 2015 – Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today announced a 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. Pivotal Cloud Foundry now includes expanded support for Spring Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure, .NET applications, Docker images, and application lifecycle management. With these enhancements, Pivotal further enables businesses to rapidly build, deploy, and operate Cloud Native applications on a wide choice of hosted, public, and private clouds.

“The days of monolithic technologies are ending. Today’s modern enterprises practice agile software development with Cloud Native tools, process, and culture that can respond to speed of market and customer demand,” said James Watters, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Group, Pivotal. “Pivotal Cloud Foundry delivers a comprehensive Cloud Native application development and operations environment so you can spend time building business value instead of your IT infrastructure.”

Integrated Microservices with Spring Cloud Services

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.

The first and only secure, enterprise-ready distribution of core Netflix OSS 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. Spring Cloud Services allows developers to focus on delivering business value and defers the deployment and management of important distributed systems patterns such as application configuration, service discovery, and fault-tolerance to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform.

Native Support for .NET Applications

Thanks to the next-generation runtime shipping in this latest release, .NET applications can now run on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. With this expanded support for .NET, enterprises can support a heterogeneous environment consisting of both Linux-based and Windows-based applications. .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.

Native Support for Docker Images

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. Now in beta, native Docker image support is made possible by the new elastic runtime and makes Pivotal Cloud Foundry the most advanced container management system on the market today. Customers can deploy applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry based on Docker images from public, secure registries such as Docker Hub.

Application Lifecycle Management Toolchain

Delivering on Pivotal’s vision of comprehensive Cloud Native application lifecycle management, the company is partnering with GitLab, CloudBees, and JFrog to deliver a turnkey continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) solution.

Building upon the popular software project management tool, Pivotal Tracker, customers can integrate platform-managed versions of GitLab source code repository, CloudBees Jenkins continuous integration, and JFrog Artifactory binary artifact management. By providing the building blocks of a modern application delivery toolchain, Pivotal Cloud Foundry empowers software organizations to build and deploy microservices and Cloud Native applications with confidence and speed.

Early Access Support for Microsoft Azure

Pivotal Cloud Foundry extends its Cloud Native platform with early access support for Microsoft Azure, adding to the already-supported Amazon Web Services® (AWS), VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud Air®, and OpenStack®. With Pivotal Cloud Foundry, customers can deploy and manage Cloud Native applications on almost any infrastructure; without the operational cost and complexity of maintaining their own underlying cloud infrastructure.

To learn more about the newest release of Pivotal Cloud Foundry and how your organization can benefit, register here for the upcoming webinar on November 19, 2015 at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST.

Supporting Quotes

Antonio Melo, digital experience center director, Humana

“Having engaged closely with Pivotal Labs to build and operate new applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Humana continues to focus on building innovative customer experiences for the next generation of healthcare. With this Pivotal Cloud Foundry update, we are excited by the prospect of seamlessly extending our use of Pivotal Cloud Foundry to also operate mission-critical .NET enterprise workloads.“

John Gossman, Partner, Microsoft Azure

“At Microsoft, we believe in providing choice to both our enterprise customers and the open source community. Microsoft worked with Pivotal to support Pivotal Cloud Foundry in early access on Microsoft Azure for Linux based applications. With .NET support now also available for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, we've delivered a solution that enables agile developers to easily push all their apps (Windows or Linux) to a cloud native platform on Microsoft Azure.“

Harpreet Singh, vice president of products, CloudBees

“The accelerating pace of software delivery necessitates a continuous delivery and DevOps mindset. The availability of an integrated tool chain from Pivotal and its ecosystem partners radically simplifies the continuous integration/continuous delivery challenge facing many global enterprises. With the CloudBees Jenkins Platform, customers can leverage the capabilities of Jenkins at enterprise scale to rapidly deliver next generation applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.“

Sytse 'Sid' Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO, GitLab

“Enterprise companies are seeking control of their development toolchain as a source of competitive advantage. It is more flexible, more integrated, and more secure. The Pivotal and GitLab collaboration is a natural outcome of this larger trend, and we are thrilled to be the source control repository of choice for application development on Pivotal Cloud Foundry.“

Fred Simon, chief architect and co-founder, JFrog

“Effective binary artifact management is critical to managing the deployment complexity of Cloud Native applications in continuous delivery environments. JFrog is excited to partner with Pivotal. Now that Pivotal Cloud Foundry is shipped with an Artifactory native integration, enterprise engineering and DevOps teams alike will have access to a scalable, secure, and full featured software package management platform that enables them to continuously deliver software to Pivotal Cloud Foundry with confidence.“


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