Introduction to Cloud Foundry
Deploying and managing applications securely and efficiently is critical in today's technology organizations. As a result, organizations are turning to Kubernetes to run their workloads, only to find massive complexity associated with the platform. Learn about Cloud Foundry, the modern model to deliver cloud-native applications to any infrastructure, including Kubernetes, in this free online course.
Introduction to Cloud Foundry
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Deploying and managing applications securely and efficiently is critical in today's technology organizations. As a result, organizations are turning to Kubernetes to run their workloads, only to find massive complexity associated with the platform. Cloud Foundry is a modern development platform designed to deliver cloud-native applications to any infrastructure, including Kubernetes.
This course explains what Cloud Foundry is and why it should be used. The course starts by highlighting the main use cases for the Cloud Foundry platform, and then discusses the relationship between Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes before providing an immersive, hands-on experience that can be completed by anyone. The course also explores the features and capabilities of Cloud Foundry, highlighting the impact from three perspectives: developers, operations, and security and compliance teams.
While aimed at a technical audience, this course is also widely applicable to non-technical audiences. It is not necessary to be a developer or operator to complete this course. The hands-on portion does not require any special skills, software installs, or environments, as it is designed for a broad range of backgrounds.
This course prepares you to make informed decisions regarding development platform selection and use in custom software organizations. It helps you understand the needs of custom software organizations from the standpoint of developers, operators, and security and compliance teams. In addition, this course highlights the challenges of developing and operating custom software applications throughout their lifecycle, and offers a perspective on what this process can look like for teams that select the right platform.
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- The capabilities of the Cloud Foundry platform and the value it brings to custom software development teams
- The security and compliance implications of using a developer-focused platform like Cloud Foundry
- The difference between Cloud Foundry and infrastructure platforms like Kubernetes
- The open source model that governs the Cloud Foundry project
Chapter 1. Introduction to Cloud Foundry
We delve into Cloud Foundry's role in technology organizations. We cover Cloud Foundry at a high level, the guiding principles, and the core concerns the platform aims to address. We then discuss the relationship between Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, highlighting how Cloud Foundry can unlock the complexity of Kubernetes before getting hands-on with the platform.
Chapter 2. Developer Concerns
We look at the capabilities of Cloud Foundry from the perspective of a typical developer: application lifecycle management, supported workloads, application containerization, team constructs, networking and routing, services, and visibility and awareness.
Chapter 3. About the project
We discuss the structure and engagement model of the open-source project. We cover the open source model and ecosystem, contributors and member companies, and how to engage with the project and community.
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