Ubuntu 11.10 to support the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service

Canonical has announced that October’s Ubuntu 11.10, Oneric Ocelot, will now include VMware’s Cloud Foundry, the open source Platform-as-a-Service cloud environment. Cloud Foundry was launched in April and already supports Spring, Grails, Rails, Sinatra, Node.js and Scala applications. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) clouds offer environments for running applications adapted for the cloud, as opposed to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds, such as OpenStack and Amazon EC2, which offer a cloud of virtual machines on which to run operating systems and their applications. PaaS clouds offer APIs to resources such as databases which in turn allows the underlying cloud code to optimise and scale access to those resources.



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