Frederic Lardinois [https://techcrunch.com/author/frederic-lardinois/] [https://twitter.com/fredericl]@fredericl [https://twitter.com/fredericl]?/?12:59 pm IST???September 12, 2019

At theCloud Foundry Summit [https://www.cloudfoundry.org/event/summit/]in The
Hague, IBM today showcased itsCloud Foundry Enterprise Environment
[https://www.ibm.com/cloud/cloud-foundry]on Red Hat?s OpenShift container
platform.

For the longest time, the open-sourceCloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service
[https://www.cloudfoundry.org/]ecosystem and Red Hat?sKubernetes-centric
OpenShift [https://www.openshift.com/]were mostly seen as competitors, with both
tools vying for enterprise customers who want to modernize their application
development and delivery platforms. But a lot of things have changed in recent
times. On the technical side,Cloud Foundry started adopting Kubernetes
[https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/02/cloud-foundry-kubernetes/]as an option for
application deployments and as a way of containerizing and running Cloud Foundry
itself.

On the business side, IBM?s acquisition ofRed Hat
[https://crunchbase.com/organization/red-hat]has brought along some change, too.
IBM long backed Cloud Foundry as a top-level foundation member, while Red Hat
bet on its own platform instead. Now that the acquisition has closed, it?s maybe
no surprise that IBM is working on bringing Cloud Foundry to Red Hat?s platform.

For now, this work is still officially still a technology experiment, but our
understanding is that IBM plans to turn this into a fully supported project that
will give Cloud Foundry users the option to deploy their application right to
OpenShift, [https://crunchbase.com/organization/openshift]while OpenShift
customers will be able to offer their developers the Cloud Foundry experience.

?It?s another proof point that these things really work well together,?Cloud
Foundry Foundation [https://crunchbase.com/organization/cloud-foundry]CTO Chip
Childers told me ahead of today?s announcement. ?That?s the developer experience
that the CF community brings and in the case of IBM, that?s a great
commercialization story for them.?

While Cloud Foundry isn?t seeing the same hype as in some of its earlier years,
it remains one of the most widely used development platforms in large
enterprises. According to the Cloud Foundry Foundation?s latest user survey, the
companies that are already using it continue to move more of their development
work onto the platform and the according to thecode analysis from source{d}
[https://blog.sourced.tech/post/analysis-of-the-cloud-foundry-project-with-source-d-ee/] , the project continues to see over 50,000 commits per month.

[https://techcruhttps//blog.sourced.tech/post/analysis-of-the-cloud-foundry-project-with-source-d-ee/nch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/image024.jpg] ?As businesses navigate digital transformation and developers drive innovation
across cloud native environments, one thing is very clear: they are turning to
Cloud Foundry as a proven, agile, and flexible platform ? not to mention fast ?
for building into the future,? said Abby Kearns, executive director at the Cloud
Foundry Foundation. ?The survey also underscores the anchor Cloud Foundry
provides across the enterprise, enabling developers to build, support, and
maximize emerging technologies.?

Also at this week?s Summit, Pivotal (which is in the process of being acquired
by VMware) is launching the alpha version of the Pivotal Application Service
(PAS) onKubernetes, [https://crunchbase.com/organization/kubernetes]while
Swisscom, an early Cloud Foundry backer, is launching a major update to its
Cloud Foundry-basedApplication Cloud [http://developer.swisscom.com/].

Original article:

IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together