VMware Launches Cloud Foundry with SuccessFactors
Cloud Foundry helps businesses to build applications using open and industry-standard development technologies while preserving the flexibility to deploy across both public and private clouds.
SuccessFactors, a global specialist in business execution software, will empower its customers and partners to extend SuccessFactors applications using the VMware Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) beta.
Both companies-VMware and SuccessFactors-signed a deal for this project following which SuccessFactors was able to build its first application on CloudFoundry.com within hours.
This application integrated Google Maps data with SuccessFactors’ employee location data from its next generation Core HR Information System platform, Employee Central.
SuccessFactors’ customers and partners can now easily build, test and run their applications on CloudFoundry.com and in future they can leverage the integration of SuccessFactors and Cloud Foundry to combine its capabilities with other web applications.
“Cloud Foundry helps ensure customers can build applications using open and industry-standard development technologies while preserving the flexibility to deploy across both public and private clouds,” said Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware. “SuccessFactors and VMware are both committed to enabling custom development and integration across a broad ecosystem of SaaS providers.”
“This agreement is the revolution the cloud industry needs. Our announcement with VMware represents a paradigm shift in the way companies will consume cloud services,” said Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO, SuccessFactors. “ We believe SuccessFactors has the world’s largest cloud deployments, and we plan to empower our 3,500+ customers with 15 million subscription seats and our partners to rapidly develop custom extensions and integrations of our solutions on Cloud Foundry in an open and non-proprietary manner.”
By Anuradha Shukla