The Cloud Foundry Foundation’s Project Management Committees (PMCs) have accepted two new Kubernetes projects: Eirini and CF Containerization.
Eirini is an incubating effort within the Application Runtime PMC, while CF Containerization with will incubate in the BOSH PMC. BOSH is the foundation’s open-source tool for release engineering, deployment and life cycle management.
Eirini was initially proposed by IBM and contributed to by IBM, SUSE, and SAP. The project works towards enabling operators and vendors to use Kubernetes as the underlying container scheduler for the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime. According to the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the goal of the project is to make it easier to push an app to production on top of Kubernetes.
CF Containerization was initially developed and donated to the Cloud Foundry Foundation by SUSE. The project packages Cloud Foundry BOSH releases into containers that can be deployed into Kubernetes. The goal of the project is to allow operators to deploy the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime into existing Kubernetes clusters, the Cloud Foundry Foundation explained.
“Eirini and CF Containerization are the latest examples of the Cloud Foundry community’s approach to continuously exploring future evolutionary directions for the platform,” said Chip Childers, CTO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. “Developers have made it clear they need a simple, agile and flexible delivery method to push apps to production, which Cloud Foundry Application Runtime delivers. They also have multiple use cases in which deployment and management of software packaged into containers is critical. These new projects demonstrate additional approaches to combining Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry technologies.”