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AppFog Named PHP Community Lead for Cloud Foundry

AppFog (formerly PHP Fog), the leading cloud-based PaaS that makes it easy to deploy and scale web based applications, today announced it has been named PHP Community Lead for VMware’s Cloud Foundry, the industry’s first Open PaaS. In this role, AppFog will contribute and maintain PHP support for, and Cloud Foundry will be used within AppFog’s core technology. AppFog today is delivering a fully managed, multi-tenant Cloud Foundry-based platform service running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with plans to integrate the ecosystem of services available on AWS. Developers can now sign up for the private beta at   

“We look forward to collaborating with VMware and believe our customers will benefit from the open source community of Cloud Foundry," said Lucas Carlson, CEO of AppFog. “The community approach provides the best benefit to our customers without sacrificing quality, and our release of PHP support into the Cloud Foundry source code is the first of these benefits.”

AppFog will be compatible with the same tools that are running on, and will take advantage of technologies like Varnish caching and PHP.

“AppFog's expertise in PHP, active community and service experience make them the obvious choice to collaborate with VMware and help build the Cloud Foundry PHP community,” said Jerry Chen, VP Application Platform Product Management & Marketing at VMware. “Multi-framework PaaS is extremely difficult to pull off well without the support of the Open Source community and domain experts like AppFog. We hope the AppFog service built on Cloud Foundry will be a popular offering for developers.”

AppFog offers a complete solution providing reliability, ease of use, scalability and speed for developers. The platform includes infrastructure that automates scalability and makes deployment and management of applications easy, enabling application developers to rapidly create and seamlessly scale PHP-based applications. The AppFog service supports 20,000 application developers who have collectively created and deployed approximately 10,000 applications using its platform. The company has closely collaborated with thousands of developers to understand their unique pain points and build an infrastructure that automates scalability and makes the deployment and management of applications easy. The company is known for its rock-solid service and support, backed by its active developer community.

Published Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:50 PM by David Marshall
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