is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app. • Other people’s server, they maintain it, you just deploy your code + data.
a reference implementation of Cloud Foundry for the enterprise. • Open source software provides the basis for the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform. • Pivotal offers additional commercial features, enterprise services, support, docs, certs, etc.
• Has nicer web GUI. • Additional features like auto-scaling, LDAP/AD (SAML) support, metrics server, notiﬁcations, Ops Metrics. • Many of the services come installed by default (MongoDB, Neo4J, RabbitMQ, Redis, etc). vs
do with applications. • This includes everything from how many instances to create and how much memory to allocate to what services applications should use. • YAML format. • Online Generator: http://cfmanigen.mybluemix.net
services that are not available in the marketplace with their applications running on Cloud Foundry. (Reference: http://docs.pivotal.io/pivotalcf/1-7/devguide/services/user-provided.html) • Managed Services for Cloud Foundry - services integrated with Cloud Foundry via APIs, and enable end users to provision reserved resources and credentials on demand. (Reference: http://docs.pivotal.io/pivotalcf/1-7/services/index.html)