Cloud Foundry allows developers to deploy easily and often their applications. This is a great thing but it is only a part of the whole picture. In order to smoothly scale an application some patterns and basic architecture concepts must be taken into consideration. With Spring Boot, applications can be split into smaller parts called Microservices, which can be scaled in a more fine-grained manner. In addition Spring Cloud provides tools to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems (e.g. configuration management, service discovery, circuit breakers).