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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.”

Category: stackato

In the Cloud, Virtualization is an Implementation Detail

By John Wetherill, March 4, 2015

Virtualization is everywhere. Enormous and highly profitable companies have been built on nothing but virtualization. And nowhere has virtualization made more of an impact than in Cloud Computing, the rampant and unprecedented adoption of which has been the direct result of the wide availability of virtualization software and techniques that enabled it. But does the cloud actually require virtualization?

I think not.

Category: stackato

What are the Leading Trends in Cloud Computing? An Expert Interview with Bernard Golden

By Clark Buckner, February 17, 2015

Expert InterviewsBernard Golden is the Vice President of Strategy for ActiveState Software. At this year’s Interop, he will lead the next-generation cloud applications workshop.

Category: stackato

Cloud Computing: Pets, Cattle and ... Chickens?

By Bernard Golden, February 3, 2015

If you’ve spent any time at leading cloud computing conferences, you may have come across the meme “pets vs cattle.” (Here is a lengthy slideshare presentation by Randy Bias of EMC/Cloudscaling discussing the difference between pets and cattle in a cloud computing world).

Category: stackato

Next Fireside Chat: Cloud Utilization and Cost Analytics

By Michael Kanasoot, January 27, 2015

The cloud provides businesses with greater agility by allowing them to deliver new offerings more quickly and with greater elasticity. However, it also is important to understand the associated costs of cloud utilization.

Category: stackato

12 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Have Read in 2014

By Kathy Thomas, December 17, 2014

Over the past year we've published some great posts on the ActiveState blog, all worth a read (if you haven't already).

Category: stackato

Cloud Training and Certification: The Enterprise Imperative

By Bernard Golden, October 28, 2014

As the noted writer and futurist William Gibson stated: “The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.” And in no field is this more true than cloud computing. From its very start, cloud computing has been avidly adopted by startups, mavericks and rogues, drawn by its easy access, high scalability, and, critically, its pay-per-use model obviating the need for significant capital investment.

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry and the Application Cloud Revolution

By Bernard Golden, June 3, 2014

Cloud computing, in the form of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) has brought a real revolution to the use of computing infrastructure. In the past, resource provisioning commonly took multiple weeks or even months. IaaS, underpinned by the flexibility of virtualization, has reduced resource provisioning timeframes to hours – or even minutes.

Category: stackato

Developers: The New Kingmakers

By Bernard Golden, May 22, 2014

Developers: The New Kingmakers I just read through “The New Kingmakers,” a thought-provoking book by Stephen O'Grady of the small, but influential, analyst firm Redmonk. The thesis of the book is straightforward: technology changes have moved developers, previously of little importance within the world of IT, to a central direction-setting role within companies.

O'Grady attributes this change to four factors:

Category: stackato

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
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