By CenturyLink Cloud Product Management
As we often say here at CenturyLink Cloud, the cloud should create choice, not limit it. And today is a good day for that guiding philosophy.
We’re excited about a new program from Cloud Foundry - the Cloud Foundry Core. Their blog entry today sums up the news:
The Cloud Foundry team is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core - a program designed to preserve cloud application portability.
In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of clouds is critical. The risks of being locked into a single cloud are substantial. Pricing, reliability, geographic location and compliance can all vary between clouds. Business requirements will evolve over time, necessitating the ability to move between clouds, whether public to private, private to public or between public cloud providers.
Why this is a Good Thing for Developers and Enterprise IT
Enterprises to different degrees have embraced cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, and are now looking to see what platform-as-a-service offers. Developers of course are leading the charge here.
The benefits of PaaS are straightforward enough – the PaaS does some of the heavy lifting for developers, including load balancing. Over time, as PaaS becomes more capable, development within the enterprise becomes cheaper and faster, while lowering risk. Why? The PaaS abstracts...