SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a software platform for cloud-native application development, based on Cloud Foundry, with additional supporting services and components. The core of the platform is SUSE Cloud Foundry, a Cloud Foundry distribution for Kubernetes which runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise containers.
The Cloud Foundry code base provides the basic functionality. SUSE Cloud Foundry differentiates itself from other Cloud Foundry distributions by running in Linux containers managed by Kubernetes, rather than virtual machines managed with BOSH, for greater fault tolerance and lower memory use.
SUSE Cloud Foundry is designed to run on any Kubernetes cluster. This guide describes how to deploy it on SUSE Container as a Service (CaaS) Platform 2.0.
To keep the scope of these guidelines manageable, certain technical assumptions have been made:
You have some computer experience and are familiar with common technical terms.
You are familiar with the documentation for your system and the network on which it runs.
You have a basic understanding of Linux systems.
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The SUSE Cloud Application Platform deployment guide gives you details about installation and configuration of SUSE Cloud Application Platform along with a description of architecture and minimum system requirements.
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