Pivotal has added new features Pivotal Cloud Foundry to reduce the time it takes to develop cloud solutions, including support for expanded support for microservices through Spring Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure, .NET applications, Docker images, and application lifecycle management.
To support the demands by application developers for microservices features like Docker, Pivotal has added support for Spring Cloud OSS - used by Netflix to deliver its on-demand video streaming service. Pivotal’s new Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry is described as the “first and only secure, enterprise-ready distribution of core Netflix OSS components,” and has added features to provide opinionated provisioning and lifecycle management to these components.
New microservices features include beta support for Docker applications, which can now access Pivotal Cloud Foundry functionality, such as scheduling, health management, load balancing, enterprise identity, logging, and multi-cloud support. Additionally Cloud Foundry also now supports .NET applications, and allows 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.
DevOps developers will also be happy to see Pivotal is partnering with DevOps tool businesses to deliver continuous integration and continuous delivery support for its software project management tool, Pivotal Tracker. Tracker users will now be able to access and integrate platform-managed versions of GitLab source code repository, CloudBees Jenkins continuous integration, and JFrog Artifactory binary artifact management.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry also extends its Cloud Native platform with early access support for Microsoft Azure – on both Windows and Linux - allowing Pivotal Cloud Foundry developers to deploy and manage their Cloud Native applications on the Azure platform adding to the already-supported Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Air, and OpenStack.