A Mendix application can be deployed in different ways. You can deploy to your local machine for development and testing, you can deploy to the Mendix cloud, Cloud Foundry based platforms, Azure, AWS and you can deploy to a server you configured yourself.
You can just click “Run” in the toolbar (or use F5) to run your app locally. Use the “Open browser” button to directly jump to your app running at localhost.
If you plan to deploy to the Mendix Cloud later on and your project contains Java actions, you should enable the “Emulate Cloud Security” setting. See Java in the Cloud for more information.
From within the Business Modeler you can view the cloud slots you have available in the Mendix Cloud. You can upload a deployment package (MDA) to the Cloud Portal and from there you can transfer it and start running it. See the documentation on security constraints or the section for more information.
From within the Mendix Business Modeler you can deploy directly to Cloud Foundry based platforms such as IBM Bluemix or Pivotal Web Services, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. See the documentation on the open source buildpack and how-to to get started.