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Monday, May 11 • 3:50pm - 4:20pm
CF Service Brokers Updates: Async provisions, service keys, and any params

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CloudFoundry Services make up the most extensible part of any CF installation. The architecture is flexible and uses a broker model allows for various types of services to be integrated and used in any CF installations.

While very powerful and flexible, the current CF Services architecture had some major pending issues that prevented CF installations to be even more useful and capable. In particular, using the current architecture, it was difficult to integrate analytics types of services, as well as allowing service instances to be used outside of CF applications.

Recent enhancements to the CF services architecture attempt to address the current limitations by adding three key new features. First, services can now be provisioned and de-provisioned in an async fashion which allows service brokers to take whatever amount of time needed to create and delete their managed service instances.

Second, service brokers can now issue keys (credentials) to any client without having a need for a CF application. This allows a CF service to be used in a client that lives outside of the CF installation, e.g., a Docker container application. And finally, service brokers can now exchange any number of parameters for their service instances.

In this talk, the newly formed CF Services APIs team will review the Service Broker architecture that CF provides, discuss in details the new features, and show examples (and demos) of how the new features can be used to solve problems in current CF offerings.



Director, Software Engineering, Pivotal
I'm the Project Lead for the Release Integration team. Happy to talk about OSS CF and cf-deployment.
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Michael Maximilien

CTO, IBM Cloud
CTO for IBM driving platform-as-a-service and Serverless OSS projects across the company. Leader for all of IBM Serverless developers. Active member of the Knative community, one of four committers in Knative client project.

Monday May 11, 2015 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
Hall A-2

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