The AWS Service Broker for PCF enables developers to add AWS services to their applications from PCF. Developers only need to execute a few simple commands. IT operations controls access by providing service plans preconfigured to follow enterprise policies on encrypted communication, encrypted storage, and backups.
Easily Deploy AWS Services
One service broker installs all the AWS services and uses AWS IAM controls for security; developers can create resources with one Pivotal Cloud Foundry CLI command or from the Apps Manager.
Operator Control of Service Plans
Pre-configured service plans for ease-of-deployment are customizable by the operator who can also apply global or service-specific policy settings.
AWS resources are automatically tagged so that cost management can be managed; tags can be customized.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. AWS is the leader in the cloud infrastructure market.
Option to broker a connection to a service running external to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Option to create and destroy the service instance on demand as required.
Version choice. Operators can let developers choose between multiple versions of the software when creating an instance.
Encryption at rest. Stored data is encrypted.
Multi-Availability Zone support. Make use of multiple availability zones in cloud deployments to support failover.
Quotas. Operators can place limits on service instance counts.
Enterprise customers are looking to Pivotal and Amazon Web Services for hybrid cloud options. The combination of Pivotal Cloud Foundry and the AWS Service Broker gives customers the best of both worlds—a modern application platform and easy access to a rich portfolio of AWS services. We’re excited to further our commitment to helping our shared customers on their cloud journey.
Sandy Carter, Vice President, AWS Windows & Enterprise Workloads (VMware Cloud on AWS, SAP, IBM), Amazon Web Services, Inc.
The Operator downloads the AWS Service Broker for Pivotal Cloud Foundry from GitHub and installs the tile using Ops Manager. There are some prerequisites that must be configured in advance.
The AWS Service Broker for PCF uses a DynamoDB table as a persistent store for service instances metadata.
Developers need to target the specific org and space for deployment before creating resources. The Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service Broker for AWS communicates to AWS via the AWS API and creates or deletes the service instance, returning the necessary credentials on a “cf bind-service” command.
The AWS Service Broker currently supports the following AWS services:
- Security KMS, S3
- Networking and Content Delivery Route 53
- Machine Learning Rekognition, Translate, Polly, Lex
- Databases RDS for PostgreSQL, RDS for MariaDB, RDS for MySQL, ElastiCache, DynamoDB, RedShift, Aurora MySQL, Aurora PostgreSQL, RDS for Oracle, RDS for Microsoft SQL Server
- Application Integration SNS, SQS
- Analytics Kinesis Data Streams, Athena, EMR
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