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IBM Standardizes On Cloud Foundry, The Open-Source Developer Platform

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IBM is getting into the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market by standardizing on Cloud Foundry, originally developed by VMware and now part of Pivotal, the EMC spin-off.

The move is significant for IBM, one of the most traditional of enterprise software companies. It reflects a new effort by the company to adopt open-source cloud technologies. IBM has standardized on MongoDB, the open-source NoSQL database. IBM is also one of the major sponsors of OpenStack, the open-source cloud software for customers to build out their own infrastructure.

The relationship is multi-fold with a focus on IBM WebSphere, the company’s web and mobile software group. Through WebSphere and Cloud Foundry, a customer can build out apps for specific purposes. For example, a retailer may want to build out an e-commerce app to take advantage of a promotion that runs on different cloud infrastructures.

The fuller picture for the partnership is in the…

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