PCF is the company’s open source cloud native platform. It allows companies to deploy applications to multiple cloud platforms, both private and public, as well as on bare-metal servers, with no changes to the application.
The company claims that more than one-third of the Fortune 100 use PCF.
Today, at its SpringOne Platform developer conference, Pivotal launched PCF 2.0, which CEO Rob Mee called the “most important product announcement in our company’s history.”
The updated version of the platform will include a new serverless computing product called Pivotal Functions Service (PFS). This piece will be available in the next six months, the company says.
The serverless product allows engineers to build functions, or small snippets of code. These functions are then executed in PCF in response to occurring events. This allows software to react more intelligently to user requests and business data.
Pivotal also rolled out the initial availability of its new container service, jointly developed with VMware and Google Cloud. The companies first announced the product, called Pivotal Container Service (PKS), at VMworld in August. It’s the commercial version of open source Project Kubo that will allow customers to deploy and manage Kubernetes on premises.
“Networking can be quite challenging — especially this new world of container networking — so we’ve partnered with VMware to bring NSX to the platform,” said Onsi Fakhouri, SVP of R&D for cloud at Pivotal, during a keynote. “You can use NSX to manage your entire suite of products across the [PCF] service.”
The latest version of NSX-T, also announced today, serves as the networking and security platform for the container service. It is also integrated with the new Pivotal Cloud Foundry release. “In these environments, NSX-T will provide Layer 3 container networking and advanced networking services such as load balancing, micro-segmentation, and more,” wrote VMware’s Scott Goodman in a blog post.
Photo: Pivotal CEO Rob Mee on stage at SpringOne Platform.