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Instant Cloud With Stackato Cloud Foundry and Mirantis OpenStack

By Navrup Johal, April 21, 2015

Stackato and Open StackatoUsing a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry and an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on OpenStack is fast becoming the de facto standard in cloud computing. Cloud Foundry has revolutionized the application development paradigm while OpenStack has transformed infrastructure management and operations.

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Cloud Foundry Refcard Released

By Billy Tat, April 15, 2015

Cloud Foundry RefcardCloud Foundry is a complex and constantly evolving technology. Here at ActiveState, one of the things we frequently hear from developers is that it can be difficult to get started with Cloud Foundry and keep track of the various functions and CLI commands. Therefore, we thought it would be useful to provide a tutorial summarizing this information in a handy reference guide.

Category: announcements, stackato

How to Set up Cloud Foundry Without Using Wildcard DNS

By John Wetherill, April 14, 2015

Wildcard The Cloud Foundry documentation recommends configuring a wildcard DNS entry so that the routes to all apps deployed to the PaaS will be known by the DNS. But many corporate IT departments and cloud providers prohibit the use of wildcard entries in their DNS services.

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 April

By Phil Whelan, April 9, 2015

CAB Meeting February 2015 This week's CAB call started with Dr. Max introducing Chip Childers. Chip started by saying "Register for the Summit! Register for the Summit! Register for the Summit!". He was of course talking about the CF Summit, which is occurring 11th to 12th May in Santa Clara.

Category: stackato

Simplifying IT Service Integration with PaaS: An Interview with Service-Flow's Kai Virkki

By Michael Kanasoot, April 9, 2015
Service-Flow

Helsinki, Finland is known as a center of technological innovation. Home to mobile phone pioneer Nokia and birthplace of Linux, the northernmost major city in Europe is currently one of the most vibrant hubs of technology startups in the world.

Category: stackato

Amazon Dash Embodies the Stackato Vision: Part 1

By Bernard Golden, April 8, 2015

Amazon Dash Tide Button Last week we announced the release of “Enabling the Future of Applications: The Stackato Vision.” This video describes how the nature of information technology is changing -- from automating business-supporting processes to being the business offering itself.

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Microservices Revisited: An Interview with Adrian Cockcroft

By John Wetherill, April 7, 2015

Adrian CockroftA few months ago on a whim I attended a Cisco-hosted meetup that unbeknownst to me was to have a profound influence on my life. The meetup title was simply "Microservices" and the first speaker up was Adrian Cockcroft.

Category: stackato

Launching the Stackato Vision

By Bernard Golden, April 2, 2015

Stackato VisionI’m pleased to announce that today marks the launch of ActiveState’s Stackato Vision -- a 40 minute video that presents our view on the future of technology and how Stackato plays a key role in “Enabling the Future of Applications.”

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My First Few Months as a Cloud Foundry Foundation Board Member

By Bart Copeland, March 31, 2015

Cloud FoundryI'm very excited to have recently joined the board of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and my first few months as a board member have been insightful. I've been impressed with the members and their drive to grow the Cloud Foundry ecosystem.

Category: stackato

Evaluating Private PaaS: Your Checklist for Finding the Right One

By Kathy Thomas, March 26, 2015

In comparison to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has experienced a slower rate of adoption. However, PaaS is coming into its own as evidenced by increased usage and top technology companies such as HP and IBM supporting open source projects like Cloud