Microsoft has confirmed that the Pivotal Cloud Foundry is now available on its Microsoft Azure cloud platform. In an official blog post, the company says the support connects .NET apps with cloud Java. Pivotal and Microsoft have been collaborating for much of the last year. The result is what the companies describe as a “one-click marketplace deployment”.
This deployment gives customers the ability to use Azure features within Cloud Foundry apps. Integration includes Azure SQL Database, Storage, Service Bus, DocumentDB, and Redis Cache.
Microsoft says “Today's business environment demands unprecedented levels of agility, as the digital transformation wave changes expectations for the speed and degree of adjustment to customer and market demands. This has led many organizations to seek cloud platforms that can provide development and operational productivity gains along with reliability and portability.”
Microsoft has been part of the Cloud Foundry open source community since May 2015. The company made Cloud Foundry general available in November 2015. With the new introduction of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, customers get service with an emphasis on enterprise Java solutions.
This includes an application framework called Spring, which allows the creation of 12-factor apps. Customers can also choose where to deploy Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Using Microsoft Azure, users can deploy in global locations to comply with regulatory laws.
Microsoft Azure Pivotal Cloud Foundry Support
The company points out that building an implementing software often leads to unforeseen problems. The companies have opened a joint support network with portal experiences, trained support staff, and a knowledge base.
“Microsoft and Pivotal are jointly committed to helping customers transform their businesses with cloud-native applications that leverage the power of the cloud. We've been hard at work over the last year to deliver on this commitment and we're just getting started. We invite you to see the results for yourself today by deploying Pivotal Cloud Foundry with Operations Manager support from Azure Marketplace!”