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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).

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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.

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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).

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Cloud Training and Certification: The Enterprise Imperative

By Bernard Golden, October 27, 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.

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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.

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Developers: The New Kingmakers

By Bernard Golden, May 21, 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:

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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

The Seven Phases of PaaS

By John Wetherill, December 19, 2013

Being a Developer Evangelist has many perks, my favorite of which by far is that I get to talk to tons of developers. Obviously PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) is frequently a topic of conversation, and I've noticed an interesting trend among a surprising number of companies that have invested to some degree in cloud computing.

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Latest ActiveState Stackato Release Extends PaaS support to OpenStack Ecosystem

By Diane Mueller, January 19, 2012

Stackato adds support for OpenStack, XenServer, KVM and More

The ever-expanding OpenStack ecosystem now has an enterprise-ready PaaS. Stackato, built on Cloud Foundry and hardened for the enterprise, now supports vSphere, Amazon/AMI, HP Cloud Services, OpenStack, Citrix XenServer, and KVM infrastructure models.

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