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AppFog - Public Cloud Native Application Platform

Work on code, not management.

AppFog, CenturyLink's platform based on Cloud Foundry, enables developers to focus on writing great applications, without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. The result is increased agility and productivity, more efficient use of resources, and low operational overhead.

Instead of spending time provisioning servers, setting up databases, configuring web servers or updating firewalls, AppFog users simply deploy their cloud native applications to a blazingly fast, resilient, multi-region platform. AppFog supports the most popular runtimes and frameworks, automatic load balancing, easy-to-use scaling, and more.


Open & Portable

Based on Cloud Foundry, AppFog is Cloud Foundry Core compatible which means that you can confidently migrate your applications from any other Cloud Foundry provider.

12-Factor Apps, made easy

Adhere to next-generation application architectures with AppFog - many key 12-factor application design principles are already taken care of for you.


AppFog supports the most popular application runtimes including Java, Node.js, PHP, Python and more.

Data Services

AppFog makes integrating data services into your applications easy. Our platform data services include MySQL, Orchestrate, MongoDB, Redis and more.

Marketplace of Add-Ons

Take advantage of our Add-on Engine marketplace of partner services for your applications that include load balancing, messaging, data services and more.

Use Cases

AppFog is a developer-focused platform that facilitates agile software development and removes barriers that slow innovation. The service is ideal for many common enterprise workloads. Consider these use cases:

Remastering Custom Apps

Enterprise data centers are bursting at the seams with key applications that were custom built for each business unit. Many of these applications sit on underutilized, dedicated hardware that wastes space and money. By moving these applications to AppFog, customers can take advantage of multi-tenancy while not sacrificing the uptime or reliability of these critical applications.

Modern, Cloud-Native Applications

In addition to migrating existing business applications, enterprises are increasingly looking to cloud services for hosting new, modern cloud native applications. AppFog is a cloud service that encourages rapid agile delivery of cloud native applications. Specifically, AppFog gives developers their choice of programming languages to build and deploy applications on the most popular runtimes.

Seasonal Applications

As the speed of business continues to increase, the pressure is on IT to deliver software even faster. Traditional means of deploying software to dedicated servers makes it difficult to rapidly prototype solutions or quickly publish temporary or seasonal applications. Applications can be deployed to AppFog in seconds and inherently have the enterprise-grade support needed for reliable, global applications that may be online for days, months or years.

Web Applications

Each AppFog applications receives a unique URL, which can be mapped to a custom domain, enabling AppFog to host numerous public-facing web properties. Thanks to its support for the most popular web application runtimes, AppFog can host a diverse range of public websites while providing the deep performance that enterprise customers demand.

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