Microsoft is also extending Cloud Foundry integration with Azure. This includes back-end integration with Azure Database (PostgreSQL and MySQL) and cloud broker support for SQL Database, Service Bus and Cosmos DB.
According to director of compute for Azure Corey Sanders, “We even included the Cloud Foundry CLI in the tools available in the Cloud Shell for easy CF management in seconds. Here are some additional details on the integration offered between Azure and Cloud Foundry.”
Truly, madly, deeply involved
Sanders also notes that the Azure team has been “deeply involved” in enabling the Open Service Broker API ecosystem in Kubernetes and making it easier for developers to use Azure services through the Service Catalog as part of an effort that started with Deis.
Microsoft’s open playbook continues to extend itself and the firm’s integrations, cross-cloud fertilisation and open platform partnerships roll forward once more. Did it have to anyway or it would have faltered? Well (very arguably) yes… but at least it is doing it with some force.