By Richard Seroter, Senior Product Manager
The Cloud Foundry PaaS team recently announced Cloud Foundry Core as a way to make it simple for PaaS customers to discover the services and platforms supported by each Cloud Foundry provider. The provider platform, such as CenturyLink Platform as a Service, is interrogated live to show the latest services and frameworks that are supported. But does this really matter? Is portability overrated? While your business applications are probably not leaping between environments on a daily basis, portability does greatly improve deployment choice and disaster recovery options**.
Let’s see how this plays out in real life. I built a sample application that used Node.js for the web layer and PostgreSQL for the database layer. My goal is to quickly and seamlessly move this application between development (Micro Cloud Foundry), test (CloudFoundry.com) and production (CenturyLink Platform as a Service) environments.
Deploy an Application to Micro Cloud Foundry
Micro Cloud Foundry is a fully encapsulated virtual machine that surfaces all of the Cloud Foundry services. Developers can work with this local cloud to build and test their applications before deploying to a production-quality Cloud Foundry environment. This offering differs from the development fabric offered by other clouds in that it’s a complete clone of the...