SpringSource, the open source company VMWare acquired recently, appears to be in a mission. Now, they have acquired Cloud Foundry, the little company that helps users deploy Java applications on the cloud. Cloud Foundry is a self service, pay as you go platform which offered complete set of tools to manage the lifecycle of the applications in the cloud. With the already potent combination of Springsource and Hyperic, this acquisition helps them offer a complete set of solutions for enterprises to jump into the Cloud. With Cloud Foundry, the Java apps can be deployed in the public clouds and Hyperic will help enterprises keep a tab on the cloud based applications.
Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource, announced this acquisition in the interview with eWeek. It appears this acquisition was in cards from even before the VMWare news.
This deal was independent of our discussions with VMware, but it was one of the many things about our roadmap that VMware liked.
Cloud Foundry helps minimize the system admin levels tasks while deploying the Java apps on the Clouds. The trio of Springsource, Hyperic and Cloud Foundry will be so attractive for the enterprises and will increase the momentum of enterprise cloud adoption. Once the VMWare’s acquisition is completed, Springsource could tweak Cloud Foundry to help deploy apps in both public and private clouds. An interesting acquisition that could really accelerate the growing trend in enterprises towards Cloud Computing.