HP Helion: cloud native .NET applications on Cloud Foundry
Author: Manav Mishra
Enterprise customers can now develop cloud native .NET applications on Cloud Foundry technology through an open & scalable HP Helion Development Platform
.NET apps are top of mind for enterprise customers looking for a solution that drives innovation and accelerates application development. We are excited to announce that as part of the 1.2 version of HP Helion Development Platform (HDP), we now support Droplet Execution Agents for Windows (DEAs) and fully integrate with Microsoft Visual Studio, making it easier than ever for enterprise customers to develop cloud native applications on our platform. This new .NET application support stands alongside existing Java application support complete the spectrum of our open source based solution for the enterprise. We are making .NET a first class citizen in Cloud Foundry platform.
We have extended the Cloud Foundry open source code to support Windows DEAs, which run on HP Helion OpenStack on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server cores. We have developed the application container technology to support the launching of DEAs for Windows and now provide our customers with a “bring your own license” model for leveraging Microsoft resources on a backbone of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is open and scalable and offers enterprise grade security.
“Our enterprise customers are making the move to cloud native application architectures. They have strong interest in the HP Helion Development Platform, which is based on Cloud Foundry technology, as a great step to cloud native. However, enterprises need .NET support in order to seriously adopt and use a Cloud Foundry based solution. Building full .NET support in the HP Helion Development Platform is our way of answering a key need from our customers and, by contributing this code back into the Cloud Foundry Foundation, we are deepening our commitment to the open source community.”- Bill Hilf, SVP Product Management, HP Helion