Cloud Foundry Launches New Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Simplify Kubernetes Developer Experience

The Cloud Foundry Foundation, an open-source non-profit hosted by The Linux Foundation, has announced the beta release of Korifi, a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Korifi would considerably simplify application deployment by eliminating most of the complexity inherent in Kubernetes.

05-19-2022 - Cloud Foundry Launches New Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Simplify Kubernetes Developer Experience

According to the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the Kubernetes experience has been onerous for both operators and developers. Korifi leverages Cloud Foundry’s developer-centric expertise to provide a Kubernetes-based Cloud Foundry-compatible application platform.

Korifi’s community-driven methodology and completely open-source code base would provide users with complete transparency and adaptability. Korifi allows systems integrators and service providers to help existing Cloud Foundry clients shift to the cloud while simultaneously delivering a new cloud-based solution.

Chris Clark, who serves the role of Program Manager at Cloud Fondry Foundation, had the following to say:

As Kubernetes has matured, our community has built several Cloud Foundry abstractions to reduce Kubernetes complexities. The proven Cloud Foundry developer experience already saves organizations millions of dollars by maximizing developer productivity. With Korifi, we’re building on a new architecture learned from previous iterations like cf-for-k8s and KubeCF. Korifi brings greater interoperability with cloud-native technologies, bringing the ease and simplicity of the Cloud Foundry app developer experience to Kubernetes.

Craig McLuckie, who serves the role of Chair of the Cloud Foundry Governing Board and Vice President of Research and Development at VMware, had the following to say:

Thousands of developers use Cloud Foundry every day as an easy, reliable platform to deploy and manage their mission-critical applications. Their teams rely on its stability and automation to support those fleets of developers and applications. We see Korifi as an opportunity to ensure that Cloud Foundry interoperates well with the growing ecosystem of other cloud-native technologies and deployment practices.

Cloud Foundry is an open-source technology used by industry leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications, and finance and is supported by some of the world’s top IT businesses, including HCL, Huawei, IBM, SAP, and VMware.

Cloud Foundry’s container-based design would enable it to run applications written in any language on a range of cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, OpenStack, and others.