What is Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an opinionated application platform designed to bring efficiency, security, and speed to custom development organizations. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications, providing a choice of the underlying infrastructure (including Kubernetes), developer frameworks, and application services.


As highlighted in the last section, Cloud Foundry allows your organization to focus on the applications, not the platform. It removes the cost and complexity associated with configuring, managing, and securing infrastructure for your applications.

Projects and Distributions

Cloud Foundry is a large, open-source project. All of the source code available on GitHub. There are a few different organizations: https://github.com/cloudfoundry: Core Cloud Foundry projects and components include all source code and documentation.

Contributors and Members

Cloud Foundry is a rapidly evolving and growing ecosystem. Garnter Research has estimated that Cloud Foundry’s total market value is approximately $3.1 billion, and will rise to $5.25 billion in a few years as more organizations move to open source-based cloud computing.


You don’t have to be a contributor or member to be part of the community (though you certainly can be!). The Cloud Foundry community is a vibrant, worldwide group driven by collaboration, inclusivity, compassion, transparency, and curiosity.