Skip to main content

Introduction to Cloud Foundry

Deploying and managing applications securely and efficiently is critical in today's technology organizations. As a result, organizations are turning to Kubernetes to run their workloads, only to find massive complexity associated with the platform. Learn about Cloud Foundry, the modern model to deliver cloud-native applications to any infrastructure, including Kubernetes, in this free online course.

Introduction to Cloud Foundry

There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Starts Oct 21
Estimated 7 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

Skip About this course

Deploying and managing applications securely and efficiently is critical in today's technology organizations. As a result, organizations are turning to Kubernetes to run their workloads, only to find massive complexity associated with the platform. Cloud Foundry is a modern development platform designed to deliver cloud-native applications to any infrastructure, including Kubernetes.

This course explains what Cloud Foundry is and why it should be used. The course starts by highlighting the main use cases for the Cloud Foundry platform, and then discusses the relationship between Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes before providing an immersive, hands-on experience that can be completed by anyone. The course also explores the features and capabilities of Cloud Foundry, highlighting the impact from three perspectives: developers, operations, and security and compliance teams.

While aimed at a technical audience, this course is also widely applicable to non-technical audiences. It is not necessary to be a developer or operator to complete this course. The hands-on portion does not require any special skills, software installs, or environments, as it is designed for a broad range of backgrounds.

This course prepares you to make informed decisions regarding development platform selection and use in custom software organizations. It helps you understand the needs of custom software organizations from the standpoint of developers, operators, and security and compliance teams. In addition, this course highlights the challenges of developing and operating custom software applications throughout their lifecycle, and offers a perspective on what this process can look like for teams that select the right platform.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

Skip What you'll learn
  • The capabilities of the Cloud Foundry platform and the value it brings to custom software development teams
  • The security and compliance implications of using a developer-focused platform like Cloud Foundry
  • The difference between Cloud Foundry and infrastructure platforms like Kubernetes
  • The open source model that governs the Cloud Foundry project
  • Welcome

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Cloud Foundry
    We delve into Cloud Foundry's role in technology organizations. We cover Cloud Foundry at a high level, the guiding principles, and the core concerns the platform aims to address. We then discuss the relationship between Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, highlighting how Cloud Foundry can unlock the complexity of Kubernetes before getting hands-on with the platform.

  • Chapter 2. Developer Concerns
    We look at the capabilities of Cloud Foundry from the perspective of a typical developer: application lifecycle management, supported workloads, application containerization, team constructs, networking and routing, services, and visibility and awareness.

  • Chapter 3. About the project
    We discuss the structure and engagement model of the open-source project. We cover the open source model and ecosystem, contributors and member companies, and how to engage with the project and community.

  • Final Exam (Verified Track only)

About the instructors

Interested in this course for your business or team?

Train your employees in the most in-demand topics, with edX for Business.