California-based Cloud Foundry to boost popularity by launching open source foundation

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Feb 24, 2014 12:26 PM EST

Pivotal annouced that it will be working with major tech companies on its Cloud Foundry Foundation that will ultimlately determine where the company is going, wrote VentureBeat.

The founding sponsors of the project support Pivotal to work with others. It is aniticpated that they are likely to provide financing as the project moves forward. The include sponsors include EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Rackspace, VMWare, SAP, ActiveState, and CenturyLink. These firms will contribute cash for the development of the new entity. They have also contributed code to the Cloud Foundry project, the report detailed.

Cloud Foundry is a code that allows servers to accept and deploy the apps created by developers. Companies can use the code to implement a service in their own data center. Unlike other platforms as a service, Cloud Foundry can be used under an open-source Apache license, the report explained.

Among Cloud Foundry's clients that use the platform to run their firms are Baidu, Rakuten, and Monsanto. NTT and Verizon, on the other hand, use it to offer their cloud services. According to Pivotal head of product James Watters, now that there are more decision makers involved in the project, Cloud Foundry's technology is on its way to increased popularity, VentureBeat reported.

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