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Cloud Foundry Foundation One Step Closer to Reality

By Brent Smithurst, October 24, 2014

Today is another exciting day in the Cloud Foundry community, with the Cloud Foundry Foundation taking a giant step toward becoming official: its draft governing documents and bylaws have been posted for public review.

Category: announcements

Your Own Stackato Cluster on Amazon EC2

By Troy Topnik, October 22, 2014
Stackato Cluster on EC2

We've recently made the Stackato VM a publicly shared Community AMI in Amazon EC2. While updating the Stackato documentation for EC2 setup, I noticed that we didn't have a good step-by-step guide to setting up a "micro cluster" on AWS.

Category: stackato

Nine Rules for the New World of Applications

By Bernard Golden, October 15, 2014

Nine Rules for the New World of ApplicationsThrough the magic of cloud computing, infrastructure is no longer the long pole in the IT process. Organizations can now set up the infrastructure they require within minutes instead of weeks. However, removing this bottleneck has exposed another; application delivery is the next issue to be resolved.

Category: stackato

Getting Granular With Microservices, PaaS, Twelve Factor Apps and Docker

By Phil Whelan, October 9, 2014

This post is based on a talk given at Vancouver's iTech Conference.

The Fog

There's fog coming to the world of IT. Some people are calling this "The Cloud".

Category: stackato

Microservices and PaaS - Part IV

By John Wetherill, October 6, 2014

This is Part IV of the ever-expanding "Microservices and PaaS" blog series covering the rapidly evolving use of microservices in modern cloud software projects.

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 September

By Phil Whelan, September 29, 2014

CAB Meeting September 2014 This month's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CF-CAB) meeting kicked off with a Pivotal's James Bayer introducing the new "smoke tests" project, which turned out to be more controversial than was expected. He asked Elisabeth Hendrickson from Pivotal to explain their role.

Category: stackato

Microservices Resources

By Phil Whelan, September 23, 2014

Today, I hosted a webinar with John Wetherill about Microservices and PaaS. (John has been writing a blog post series on Microservices.) We think it is a fascinating topic that goes hand-in-hand with PaaS (platform-as-a-service).

Here is a compilation of a few of the great resources we have found on the topic of Microservices.

 

Category: stackato

Microservices and PaaS - Part III

By John Wetherill, September 17, 2014

The other day I paid a king's ransom for a small upcoming ebook called “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman. Overall it's an interesting read, chock-full of information on microservices, how to adopt and use them, architecture details, and how they're evolving.

Category: stackato

Our New Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat Webcast Series

By Bernard Golden, September 11, 2014

I am really excited about the cloud luminary webcast series we've announced, and I thought I’d share a bit about why we decided to host this monthly series of conversations.

Category: stackato

Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

By Troy Topnik, September 10, 2014
PaaS is hard to explain

I sometimes struggle to explain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to people who usually equate deploying an application to deploying a virtual machine. This coupling is not an unsophisticated approach.

Category: stackato