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Cloud Foundry:Deploying to the Cloud

In this appendix, we will discuss what it takes to get our application to run on a different environment than what we have been running it on so far. Instead of running on any boring old Tomcat instance, we’ll run it in the cloud. But before we get down to it, we’ll talk just a little bit about what the cloud means.

Cloud Computing

You probably haven’t been able to avoid the onslaught of cloud computing in the specialized media. But you may still not have an idea of what cloud computing entails. We’ll try to give a short overview of what cloud computing is about.

It’s hard to give a single definition of what cloud computing is, as it tends to mean different things to different people. ...

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