PCF stands for Pivotal Cloud Foundry which is an opensource Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for many orchestrated polyglot applications in public or private environments. Polyglot suggests that we will work with completely different environments like, Java, .Net, Python etc. PCF is orchestrated so we will login and monitor the applications. Since Cloud Foundry is opensource project, we will download and even contribute to project.The official Pivotal Cloud Foundry website is here,


Go through the below links to get understand about basic Cloud Computing concepts and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Read in the same order, that will help you to avoid confusion. I am writing these posts in the point of developer view.

Cloud Computing:

What is Cloud Computing?

What is the need of Cloud Computing?

Service models in Cloud


What is platform and why we need PaaS?

Design consideration and 12 factor app in PaaS

Cloud Foundry

Create Account in PCF

Download & Install CF CLI

Login to PCF Space from CF CLI

Cloud Foundry Commands

Cloud Foundry – Create First Application

Cloud Foundry – Push application into Space

PCF Application Services

Create Service Instance in PCF

Application Manifest usage in Cloud Foundry

Internal process of application deployment in Cloud Foundry

Set environment variables to Cloud Foundry application

Blue-Green deployment in PCF

push monolithic Spring MVC application into PCF

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