|CloudFoundry marketplace and Heroku Add-On API compatibility||Julian Fischer||5/29/13 10:12 AM|
recently I've been asked whether anynines will offer a market place.
I've heard that Cloud Foundry might have a market place support in the near future,
so the following question came up:
For existing service providers the following Question might be of special interest:
Other PaaS providers such as CloudControl (germany) seem to be:
Being Heroku compatible might motivate a lot of 3rd party service provides to offer
their services on the Cloud Foundry market place as well.
|Re: CloudFoundry marketplace and Heroku Add-On API compatibility||Shannon Coen||5/31/13 12:57 PM|
The new Cloud Foundry public offering that we are working on now will include a services marketplace. It is not currently open source but like our web console may be available commercially. I can't show you what it looks like but soon you'll be able to try it out for yourself!
If you have a public cloud hosted service and are interested in making your service available to users of Cloud Foundry, please contact Nima Badiey at nba...@gopivotal.com to learn more.
|Re: CloudFoundry marketplace and Heroku Add-On API compatibility||James Watters||6/3/13 12:20 AM|
Timely question, normally we keep this list to non-commercial questions, but I'll jump in here as this one spans both code and commercial topics. Shannon gave a great official answer, but I"ll share a bit more detail. See #inline
#Yes, it will launch along with our 'V2' service on AWS in June/July
#Initially it will be primarily for users on the AWS EC2 east region service, but overtime there is a plan for services to have a locality tag so that it can function as the central marketplace for every instance
#We are actively on-boarding partners now, and should have ~10 key data/monitoring/email/etc partners completed in June with far more to come after
#The heroku add-on API was a great first attempt at a PaaS add-on API but is out-dated in two key areas where we have dramatically improved:
When we investigated the Heroku API it was unable to provide either of these out of the box, and was therefore far too simplistic for our needs.
#Our strategy is actually more ambitious in terms of attracting an ecosystem. Heroku is a fairly limited (albiet impressively early to market) ecosystem. We are partnering with Appdirect to build a second generation PaaS add-on API and ecosystem. Companies like Rackspace, Verizon, Comcast, and more are using Appdirect as a 3rd party engine for instant account creation, account management SSO, and billing as a service. The contract between a data service and a Cloud Foundry application is still managed by the CF service gateway and Cloud Controller, but we can leverage Appdirect for the commercial portion of the integration. As Shannon mentions Nima runs this for Pivotal and is the primary contact.