IBM Joins Cloud Foundry to Increase its Already Substantial Cloud Lineup

At TechTarget, Michael Anderson reports on IBM’s partnership with the open sourced Cloud Foundry to give users the freedom to choose various applications, infrastructures and APIs.

Openness leads to interoperability and portability,” said Christopher Ferris, distinguished engineer and chief technology officer for cloud interoperability at IBM, based in Northbridge, Mass. Why IBM partnered up with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry is just as important as why it engaged with OpenStack, Ferris said. It’s all about the openness of a PaaS and more focus on the application, rather than middleware or a machine, which makes it easier for enterprises.

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