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The Cloud Foundry Foundation takes on a number of open-source projects, where it helps to apply the Kubernetes containers more widely within its developer platform. This was about time, because despite the fact that Cloud Foundry is used to build container-based apps, the adoption of Kubernetes did not go very fast.

Cloud Foundry is a cloud platform used by developers to build applications. The platform can also be used to roll out, run and scale the apps. This combination makes the sun an attractive platform, because it supports the entire life cycle of an application.

Containers everywhere

An important advantage of Cloud Foundry is that it is made on the basis of containers. This means that an app can be built in just about any programming language and then run on a number of public clouds or on-premise infrastructures, without having to change the code base.

But despite the fact that Cloud Foundry was developed to build container-based apps, the integration of Kubernetes did not go very fast. That while Kubernetes is the most popular software for managing large container clusters. Now the Cloud Foundry Foundation is trying to make up for lost time by taking on two new projects: Eirini and CF Containerization.

The projects

Eirini is a project of IBM, SUSE and SAP SE. The idea is to make it easier to use Kubernetes as the underlying container scheduler for the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime. This is software that becomes users to run the application platform and their container-based applications in parallel. CF Containerization is also a way to apply BOSH – a popular VMware tool for building, deploying and managing cloud devices – in Kubernetes containers.

The new projects show that Cloud Foundry wants to be the main platform for developers who want to use containers.

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