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Perhaps no other technology has as significantly impacted the way that developers work as much as cloud.
It gives instant access to emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI. Cloud-powered tools such as containers and microservices enable developers to rapidly create apps and deploy them across different systems. When combined with environments that remove the need to configure infrastructure, such as Cloud Foundry, the result is an incredibly powerful, rapid and simple way for developers to code.
However, in the face of increasing data regulation and concern over where data resides and who can access it, many companies are reluctant to move their app development and the data it requires to the public cloud. To truly take advantage of the flexibility and innovation the cloud offers, what many first need is the assurance that their data is secure and in their control.
Bringing together Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes with IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment
Today, at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston, IBM is announcing that we are bringing the combined strengths of Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes into a secure, isolated cloud environment. This eliminates the need for developers to choose between these two traditionally separate cloud development technologies, and joins together the strengths of both in a way that gives developers complete control of where their data is living and who can access it.
IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment, now available as an experimental offering, is delivered through Kubernetes on the IBM Cloud. It will give teams the unique combination of Cloud Foundry’s simple, easy-to-configure development environment on top of the instant and flexible architecture of containers. This opens up the possibility for developers in data-conscious industries, such as government, banking and healthcare, to dedicate complete focus to rapidly building software in the cloud. Because this environment lives on dedicated servers in the IBM Cloud, clients remain in command of where their workloads reside and the resources required to optimize performance, without needing to configure and manage underlying infrastructure.
Working in IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment, developers can deploy apps to spaces within an isolated cloud workspace, and easily link them to cloud-native services on the IBM Cloud, such as AI, data, IoT and blockchain tools.
Delivering security, performance and data control
The introduction of IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment continues our work evolving how cloud apps can be built with security and stability, while ensuring developers have the flexibility they need to innovate in different environments. By offering Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry together in one place, we’re blending their benefits and enabling containers to be built and run with the right mix of security, performance and data control.
This is also why we’re doubling down on broadening the number of ways that Kubernetes can be delivered. Last month, we launched the first managed Kubernetes service on bare metal, as well as new capabilities within our container service to build security into every layer of cloud apps and workloads, whether they’re running on the public cloud, in a private environment, or a mix of both.
IBM has established itself as the cloud for enterprise, and we continue to focus on simplifying how clients and developers bridge to the cloud, no matter where their data resides.
Learn more about IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment and how it brings developers an agile cloud environment with data control and isolation.