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A Perfect Complement: OpenStack At Cloud Foundry Summit

Cloud Foundry Summit kicks off today in San Francisco. As an open source project, Cloud Foundry is growing rapidly and is getting more industry adoption. This summit is designed to bring together Cloud Foundry developers and operators for community interaction and discussions. And the summit’s schedule is packed with sessions showcasing business and technical topics.

I have been interested in Cloud Foundry for about two years, and in that time, I have watched it grow, change owners, and get completely open sourced. Cloud Foundry’s history is not that different from OpenStack’s: both started out as closed source projects, both gathered a lot of community support, and now the Cloud Foundry Foundation is in the works. Cloud Rackspace is committed to advancing this open source project and has joined in forming the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Platinum sponsor.

When I first learned about Cloud Foundry, I was excited by how it aimed to simplify the life of a developer. Developers like writing code and do not want to spend their time thinking about how to deploy their application and the underlying infrastructure. Cloud Foundry solves the infrastructure problem by enabling developers to deploy their application with a single command line.

Cloud Foundry does a great job of abstracting and hiding the underlying infrastructure from its users. It may not be the perfect choice for users who want tight integration with the infrastructure, so check out A Tale Of Two Approaches To The Platform Service Layer: Cloud Foundry And Solum if deeper integration with OpenStack is desired.

I will be presenting at the Cloud Foundry Summit along with IBM’s Animesh Singh and Jason Anderson about integration between Cloud Foundry and OpenStack. If you have a chance, check out our session (Tuesday, June 10 at 5 p.m.) and learn about how the two open source projects complement each other.

Business Track: Cloud Foundry and OpenStack – A Marriage Made in Heaven!
Bring the world’s best IaaS to the world’s best PaaS. In this talk IBM and Rackspace are going to share their experiences of running Cloud Foundry on OpenStack. The talk will focus on how Cloud Foundry and OpenStack complement each other, how they technically integrate using Cloud provider interface (CPI), how could we automate OpenStack setup for Cloud Foundry deployments, and what are some of the best practices for configuring a scalable environment.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Egle Sigler.

Egle Sigler is a Principal Architect on a Private Cloud Solutions team at Rackspace. In addition to working with OpenStack and related technologies, Egle is a governing board member for POWER (Professional Organization of Women Empowered at Rackspace), Rackspace's internal employee resource group dedicated to empowering women in technology. Egle holds a M.S. degree in Computer Science.


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