The open source organization is tightening its embrace of Kubernetes, which could solidify its future or make it redundant.
T-Mobile has more than 100 people on its Cloud Foundry engineering team overseeing more than 39,000 containers, supporting more than 3,000 mission-critical applications, and 700 million daily transactions.
“In less than a year, here is a new PaaS with really cool features and nearly matching what we have with Cloud Foundry,” said IBM's Michael Maximilien.
The Project Eirini work also calls into question the future of Cloud Foundry's Diego container management platform.
The Eirini and CF Containerization projects build on the Cloud Foundry Foundation's paced adoption of Kubernetes.
CTO Thomas Di Giacomo said the company plans to invest more into its operations including a focus on acquisitions.
The firm says Kubernetes is still a "three-star wizard to figure out," but abstraction could help ease deployment pains.
The organization plans to focus on Kubernetes, Istio, and Envoy this year, but is not about chasing a shiny ball.
That effort is supported by approximately 1,700 developers, with the carrier pushing around 30 Cloud Foundry updates per day.
The integration provides Cloud Foundry with access to the world's No. 3 cloud provider and China-based enterprises.
The Cloud Foundry platform runs on top of Kubernetes, which itself runs on IBM’s cloud architecture. It provides a level of abstraction for developers working with the container orchestrator.
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The platform integrates with public and private cloud providers, and allows DevOps teams to deploy applications in minutes.
Confusion in the serverless market could push out broad adoption by two years.
The organization's move adds to the growing push for simplifying container deployments.