How We Built AppFog Using Cloud Foundry

by September 13, 2012

The value proposition of using the cloud is that “things will be easy this way.” Building and operating large scale clouds, however, is rarely easy. As Mark Lucovsky said in his recent interview, “Who said large scale distributed systems are simple?” While solutions like Cloud Foundry make building core cloud technology less daunting, it’s still not easy.
In this guest blog, Lucas Carlson, Founder and CEO of AppFog, illustrates the story of how AppFog was built using Cloud Foundry open PaaS technology and what they learned along the way
Core Cloud Technology is Hard
Running a simple Cloud Foundry-based service is not very hard. Check out Micro Cloud FoundryTM.
Building one that is suitable for production and enterprise workloads is fairly hard.