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PaaS: Buildpacks

By Phil Whelan, April 22, 2014

buildpackBuildpacks have become the way to standardize the setup of your stack in a PaaS. In some areas of PaaS, buildpacks may become displaced by Docker images and Dockerfiles, but for now they are the best and most portable option for PaaS and the majority of the PaaS ecosystem is standardizing on them.

Category: stackato

No IaaS? No Problem.

By Troy Topnik, April 17, 2014
Stairs to Elevator

When companies move from bare metal to virtualization, it's an enormous step that promises cost savings and greater efficiency (which it usually delivers). But with the virtualization step complete, some companies still struggle with building out an Infrastructure-as-a-Service layer (IaaS).

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry: Node.js Service Brokers Open-Sourced

By Jamie Paton, April 16, 2014

Node.js Service BrokersWe're excited to have open sourced a Cloud Foundry Service Broker implementation in Node.js.

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Bernard Golden on Joining ActiveState

By Bernard Golden, April 14, 2014

Bernard Golden Joins ActiveStateWhen I first began working with cloud computing, I had the same gobsmacked reaction as my initial encounter with open source software: “Now that this is available, who’s going to stick with the old way of doing things?”

Category: announcements, stackato

"Almost Impossible" Application Autoscaling

By Troy Topnik, April 10, 2014
Unpossible

It's refreshing when you read an article by an IT industry analyst that is thoroughly researched and insightful. So many posts and articles in the technology press seem to be just rewritten press releases, so we were happy to see an article by Scott M.

Category: stackato

Docker and Cloud Foundry

By Phil Whelan, April 8, 2014

Docker and Cloud Foundry In this post I will give an overview of where you might find Docker integration within the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. We will look at Decker, Stackato and Diego.

Category: stackato

18 Months of docopt - A Polyglot CLI Option Parser

By Phil Whelan, April 3, 2014

--docopt=YES! Back in late 2012 when I was working on building kato, the system administration tool for Stackato, we were looking for the perfect option parser. Up to that point kato was written in Python, but for various reasons we decided to jump ship and write it from scratch in Ruby.

Category: stackato

10 Awesome Features of Stackato 3.2

By Phil Whelan, April 1, 2014

Around the 3.2 piano Stackato 3.0, which was released at the end of 2013, was a huge milestone for the product. We added a slew of new features and it received an overhaul from top to bottom.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 March

By Phil Whelan, March 27, 2014

CAB Meeting March 2014

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Orchestrating the Cloud for Success

By John Wetherill, March 26, 2014

It's probably safe to say that most users of cloud-hosted applications don't fully appreciate the staggering complexity of the underlying architecture and infrastructure required to host a reliable, secure and scalable cloud application.

Category: stackato