Check the article post below and the Cloud Foundry FAQ for more details
VMware has open sourced a new platform for building application development services along the lines of Microsoft Azure or Google App Engine, hoping to spawn an army of so-called "platform clouds" that aren't run by Microsoft or Google.
These sky-high services can be run behind the firewall ("private clouds" in the nomenclature of the day), or on the public net ("public clouds"), and they're meant to play nicely with myriad programming languages, other cloud services, and, well, each other.
Some slide snapshots from the VMware Cloud Foundry event yesterday follow below. Apparently VMware agrees with Microsoft that the world would be better off without traditional Java application servers…
From the problem statement:
The initial Cloud Foundry solution: