Cloud Foundry

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Cloud Foundry
Developer(s) VMware
Pivotal Software
Initial release 2011
Written in Ruby, Go
Type Cloud computing
License Apache License 2.0

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud computing platform as a service (PaaS) developed by VMware. Cloud Foundry is part of Pivotal Software, an independent initiative funded by VMware and EMC Corporation. It is primarily written in Ruby and Go.


As well as being an open source software project, Cloud Foundry is also a hosted service offered at which is hosted on Amazon Web Services.

Other companies also offer platform as a service products using the Cloud Foundry platform.[1][2]

The following services are available on the hosted platform, with other Cloud Foundry-based PaaS providers and the Open Source codebase offering additional databases and other service integrations.

Service Description
MySQL The open source relational database
vFabric Postgres Relational database based on PostgreSQL
MongoDB The scalable, open, document-based database
Redis The open key-value data structure server
RabbitMQ Reliable, scalable, and portable messaging for applications


The source code is under an Apache 2.0 license, and contributions are governed by the VMware contributors' license for individuals and corporations. These licenses grant both copyright and patent access and protection to the VMware Corporation, which is the same model that VMware has followed with the Spring Framework from SpringSource, which VMware acquired in 2009.

Supported runtimes and frameworks include:[3][4]

Language Runtime Framework
Java Java 6, Java 7, Java 8 Spring Framework 3.x, 4.x
Ruby Ruby 1.8, Ruby 1.9, Ruby 2.0 Rails, Sinatra
Node.js Node.js
Scala Play 2.0, Lift
Python Python

It is possible to run Cloud Foundry instances in VMware Fusion, Virtualbox, and AWS.[5]

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External links[edit]

Official website