IBM Adopts Cloud Foundry

Although IBM has its own Platform-as-a-Service, Big Blue is going to integrate the Pivotal Initiative’s open source Cloud Foundry 2.0 PaaS into its Open Cloud architecture as a quick alternative for building, testing and ultimately moving applications to the cloud.
Pivotal of course is the company started recently by EMC and VMware with GE taking a piece.
IBM is joining the Cloud Foundry community to ensure it has an open governance model.
Pivotal is supposed to establish an advisory board of Cloud Foundry users and vendors including IBM. Otherwise it will continue to steward the Cloud Foundry brand and preserve the trademark from direct commercial use in product names.
Pivotal expects to release a branded and supported version of Cloud Foundry in the fourth quarter.

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