Reduced Infrastructure Operations Burden¶
A core principle of PCF is to automate as much of the operations burden as possible. This is done by writing out the entire infrastructure as code and tying this code the application. Therefore changes can easily be tested before deploying or moving to another environment. Furthermore, if the application unexpectedly dies it is easy to revert back to a working version of not only the application but the infrastructure as well. See the section on Just in Time Infrastructure for more in depth explication.
There are other IAC options out there, but many times users are limited by what they can do and any customization requires digging and editing deep in the source code. We built PCF in python with the idea of easily customizing and overriding any functions allowing the user to do complex and unique actions if they would like.
Standardize Cloud resources¶
PCF was built with the idea that all cloud resources follow the same basic lifecycles. This makes it much easier to manage complex deployments with resources that may have many different dependencies. We treat dependencies as a graph ensuring resources are both deployed and terminated in the correct sequence.