Stark & Wayne

Small to Mid-Range Cloud Foundry - Closing The Gap

There are many ways to run Cloud Foundry. When you search for articles on getting started, you usually find them tailored for 2 camps of people:

Developers: Articles of this pedigree typically focus on how to get a minimal "development environment" running, and how to get an application deployed on the platform in question. A great way for a developer to get started using Cloud Foundry is to deploy it on their own computer using bosh-lite

Infrastructure: There is a lot of content out there that helps you deploy Cloud Foundry for Production use. Options include large "behind-the-firewall" offerings like vCenter and Openstack, as well as outwardly hosted offerings like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

While this covers a large group of people, there is one group (of which I am a part) that seems to be overlooked. It is kind of hard to describe, so let me list my requirements instead:

Knowing these requirements, let us look at our possible solutions:

So, whether you are a small company writing apps, a hobbyist, or even a closet Open Source guy with a Fedora box hidden in your cubicle - there is no excuse to NOT get started playing with Cloud Foundry.