Product Announcements

vCloud Director Plugin For BOSH Now Available

After many months of hard work, VMware has helped make a vCloud Director plugin for BOSH available today.

BOSH (BOSH Outer Shell) is an open source tool chain designed for supporting release engineering and the deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.  Originally, BOSH was developed to support the Cloud Foundry Application-as-a-Service.  One of its advantages however is that the framework is built to be generic in nature and abstracted from any single Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering.  This allows distributed services to be deployed on multiple Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings, such as VMware vSphere, Amazon Web Services, or OpenStack.

Cloud Foundry leverages BOSH to provide an open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.  By being open, Cloud Foundry provides users with the ability to choose different cloud services, developer frameworks, and application services to suit their needs.  Ultimately, Cloud Foundry makes it easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications and decrease the time associated with these activities.

You can read more about this on the Cloud Foundry blog here: