VMware Goes Open Source
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VMware (NYSE: VMW) is continuing its move into the cloud.
This week, VMware announced the new Cloud Foundry open source project. Cloud Foundry is intended to be a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) play, enabling multiple clouds, frameworks and application services.
"Cloud Foundry rides one layer above the IaaS, so we can abstract away the PaaS engine from the underlying infrastructure program," Jerry Chen, senior director of Cloud and Application Services at VMware told InternetNews.com. "So you take Cloud Foundry and you can run it with OpenStack."
VMware indicated its intention to build a commercial product on top of Cloud Foundry. Chen added that VMware has not yet disclosed when the commercial product will debut. The open source version is currently available as a beta at CloudFoundry.org