The Cloud Foundry Foundation, a non-profit open source organization hosted by The Linux Foundation, has announced the beta release of Korifi, a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Korifi would greatly improve the application deployment process by removing most of the complexity inherent in Kubernetes.
The Kubernetes experience has proven difficult for both operators and developers, stated the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Korifi takes use of Cloud Foundry’s developer-centric experience to create a Cloud Foundry-compatible application platform that runs on Kubernetes.
Korifi’s community-driven methodology and totally open-source code base would offer complete transparency and adaptability for users. Korifi provides an opportunity for systems integrators and service providers to facilitate a cloud-native transition for their Cloud Foundry clients while also introducing a new cloud-based solution.
“As Kubernetes has matured, our community has built several Cloud Foundry abstractions to reduce Kubernetes complexities,” said Chris Clark, program manager of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “The proven Cloud Foundry developer experience already saves organizations millions of dollars by maximizing developer productivity. With Korifi, we’re building on a new architecture learned from previous iterations like cf-for-k8s and KubeCF. Korifi brings greater interoperability with cloud-native technologies, bringing the ease and simplicity of the Cloud Foundry app developer experience to Kubernetes.”
“Thousands of developers use Cloud Foundry everyday as an easy, reliable platform to deploy and manage their mission-critical applications,” said Craig McLuckie, chair of the Cloud Foundry governing board and vice president of research and development at VMware. “Their teams rely on its stability and automation to support those fleets of developers and applications. We see Korifi as an opportunity to ensure that Cloud Foundry interoperates well with the growing ecosystem of other cloud-native technologies and deployment practices.”
Cloud Foundry is an open source solution endorsed by some of the world’s top IT organizations, including HCL, Huawei, IBM, SAP, and VMware, and is utilized by industry leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications, and finance.
The container-based design of Cloud Foundry would allow it to execute programs written in any language on a variety of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, OpenStack, and others.