Spring Boot and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) offer a streamlined platform for deploying and managing Java applications in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment. This guide introduces the integration of Spring Boot with PCF, explains the benefits of PaaS deployment, and provides sample code with explanations to help you get started with PCF in your Spring Boot projects.

Advantages of PCF for Spring Boot

Deploying Spring Boot applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry offers several advantages:

  • PaaS Simplicity: PCF abstracts infrastructure management, allowing developers to focus on code rather than server administration.
  • Scalability: PCF provides automatic scaling based on traffic, ensuring your app can handle changes in load effortlessly.
  • Service Marketplace: PCF offers a marketplace of services like databases, message queues, and more, making it easy to add and manage dependencies.
  • Continuous Delivery: PCF supports continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) with integrations to popular version control systems.

Deploying Spring Boot on PCF

To deploy a Spring Boot application on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your PCF account or create one if you don't have an account.
  1. Install the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) and log in to your PCF account.
cf login -a
  1. Create a Spring Boot app or use an existing one, and configure it for PCF deployment.
  1. Use the cf CLI to push your Spring Boot app to PCF.
cf push my-spring-boot-app
  1. Access your Spring Boot application running on PCF using the provided URL.

Sample Code for Spring Boot on PCF

Here's an example of a simple Spring Boot application that can be deployed on Pivotal Cloud Foundry:

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
public class SpringBootApp {
public static void main(String[] args) {, args);
class HelloController {
public String hello() {
return "Hello, PCF!";


Spring Boot and Pivotal Cloud Foundry provide an efficient platform for deploying Java applications in a PaaS environment. This guide introduced the integration, explained the benefits of PCF, and provided sample code for deploying Spring Boot applications. By using PCF's PaaS features, you can simplify the deployment and management of Java applications, making it an excellent choice for Java developers.