For all the talk about the cloud, many applications continue to run on traditional servers. Hybrid architectures are sometimes the right option, but if you want to move corporate applications onto the Internet, you don’t want to start from scratch. Cloud Foundry, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud platform, enables enterprises to move older software to the cloud and build new cloud-centric programs using familiar tools and programming languages.
In buzzword-heavy terms, it delivers continuous integration using a highly scalable and available architecture. In this article, I explain its purpose in more techie language.
According to Pivotal, which offers one of six certified distributions of Cloud Foundry, more than half of Fortune 500 companies currently use the platform. They include six of the 10 largest carmakers, seven of the top 10 banks, and five of the 10 largest insurance companies.