IBM Joins Pivotal's Open-Source Cloud Foundry Project

Yevgeniy Sverdlik | Datacenter Dynamics | July 26, 2013

Plans to make platform part of its open cloud architecture

IBM made another move in the open-source-cloud space this week by joining Cloud Foundry, the open-source cloud-platform project kicked off and overseen by Pivotal, a cloud-platform spin-off owned by EMC, VMware and GE and led by VMware's former CEO Paul Maritz.

The Armonk, New York-based IT giant will collaborate with Pivotal on further development of Cloud Foundry and have representatives on its advisory board. It will also integrate its cloud architecture with the open-source platform and make the free version of its WebSphere Application Server available through Cloud Foundry.

“IBM’s considerable investment in Cloud Foundry is already producing great results with application-centric cloud offerings, such as making IBM WebSphere Liberty available on Cloud Foundry,” Maritz said in a statement.