Microsoft has announced that its Azure cloud computing service now officially supports Cloud Foundry platform as a service (PaaS) software. “With today’s announcement, developers can enjoy a consistent Cloud Foundry experience in Azure, and a simplified provisioning workflow by leveraging Azure Resource Manager templates,” blogged Ning Kuang, a senior program manager for Microsoft Azure.
Azure will support the open source version of Cloud Foundry and the version put out by Pivotal. Customers running Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure will have the option of using it to create .NET applications or Linux applications.
James Watters, vice president and general manager of Pivotal, noted, “The GA of Cloud Foundry on Azure is a major milestone for both the open-source community and our enterprise customers. The demand for Azure was so high that we already have Fortune 100 customers building their next-generation applications with Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure.”