Author: Tom Petrocelli
Title: Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes: Different Paths to Microservices
Key Stakeholders: CIOs, CTOs, Platform Engineering, IT Operations, System Architects, Solution Architects
Why It Matters: As IT systems evolve to tackle modern business needs and development problems, new platforms are emerging to coincide with new architectures. Microservices is quickly becoming one of the most important ways to design IT systems. Both Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry Application Runtime represent a path to these new systems.
Top Takeaway: Cloud Foundry Application Runtime and Kubernetes represent different ways to achieve the same goal. They enable microservices architecture and virtualize the system for developers. The choice of one over the other depends on the type of system to be deployed and the requirements for individual applications.
Organizations and Vendors mentioned include: Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Pivotal, IBM, Suse, Atos, Red Hat, Canonical, Rancher, Mesosphere, Heptio, Google, Amazon, Oracle, and Microsoft