Pivotal CF is the commercially supported hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry, technology launched by VMware in 2011 and moved to Pivotal in this April as part of the merge of cloud application and big data assets from both VMware and EMC.
This week Pivotal made the platform generally available as a standalone product that runs on vSphere and consists in two main components: Pivotal CF Elastic Runtime Service, the actual runtime environment and Pivotal CF Operations Manager, its management platform with IaaS integration.
Pivotal CF is available in the Product Evaluation Center with a 60 days trial, is downloadable as an OVA files compatible with vSphere 5.0, 5.1 or 5.5.
- Pivotal CF Elastic Runtime allows developers to deploy, scale and manage applications and bind services using simplified semantics and APIs, so they can focus on writing code, not configuring infrastructure or middleware.
- Buildpacks dynamically provide the appropriate runtime environment and Elastic Runtime automatically configures services so applications can be moved from development and test to staging and production environments with no changes
- Outstanding Java Spring support through the Pivotal provided Java buildpack. Spring applications require no changes to get started on Pivotal CF and enjoy zero- touch service integration.
- Deployed applications receive built-in services for horizontal scaling, load balancing, DNS, automated health management, and logging, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the number of vendors and integrations required for continuous software delivery.
- Web console allows developers and application owners to manage and administer users and services.
- Pivotal CF Loggregator delivers the ability to tail a unified log stream of application platform events and end user actions to clients and publish the log stream to a syslog drain for integration with log analytics tools.