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Security in the cloud with Stackato and LXC

By Daniil Kulchenko, November 17, 2011
Stackato and LXC

Stackato, our private PaaS platform, makes heavy use of LXC (Linux Containers) to provide a secure, isolated environment for your apps in the cloud.

Category: stackato

CloudCamp Vancouver Round-up!

By Diane Mueller, November 16, 2011
CloudCamp Vancouver

I was very honored to be invited to present a lighting talk at this week's CloudCamp Vancouver. CloudCamp's unconference phenomena landed in Vancouver this week at the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of the Microsoft's Tech Days Roadshow who sponsored the room and the coffee.

Category: events

Virtualization in the EC2 cloud using LXC

By Daniil Kulchenko, October 27, 2011

EC2 is already a (para)virtualized environment, which means it’s nearly impossible to run your own virtualization (KVM/VirtualBox/qemu) from inside that environment. However, Linux recently introduced a new system into the kernel, called cgroups, which provides a way to isolate process groups from each other in the kernel.

Tags: Cloud, ec2, lxc, PaaS, stackato
Category: open source, stackato

NCM looks to Stackato PaaS for Operations, Scalability

By Angie Hirata, October 19, 2011

NCM works with PaaS StackatoAt the German Perl Workshop this week in Frankfurt, Denis Banovic of NCM is presenting his real-life experience with Perl in the Cloud. The focus of his talk is going to be about Stackato as a Perl PaaS, how he tested it, including a demonstration.

Category: perl, perl, stackato

Why a Private PaaS: from a Custom Software Firm's Perspective

By Angie Hirata, October 14, 2011

PaaS deploy in 10 minJust because something is "in the cloud" doesn’t mean development and deployment to the cloud is effortless.

Tags: Cloud, PaaS, stackato
Category: stackato

Infrastructure-Agnostic PaaS: Why we Joined OpenStack and OVA

By Angie Hirata, October 13, 2011

cloud infrastructureWhile Stackato is still in beta, we've been having conversations with many companies that are testing Stackato as a private PaaS platform. Whether large companies or private cloud operators, they seem to fall into two categories when it comes to how they view the underlying infrastructure of their private cloud.

1. Some are 100% VMware, and run their private cloud on vSphere, vCenter, vCloud Director - the VMware cloud infrastructure stack.

Category: open source, stackato

We've joined the OpenStack Ecosystem

By Bart Copeland, October 6, 2011

OpenStackAt the OpenStack conference this week in Boston, RackSpace announced the new OpenStack Foundation. This move to a more collaborative governance model shows the strength of this community and is one of the reasons we just joined the OpenStack project!

One... Two... THREE Great Cloud Webinars Coming Up!

By Sheila Rebellato, September 29, 2011

Enterprise Cloud Webinars: Private PaaS, Stackato

Join us for one—or all—of these great upcoming cloud-related webinars, and get more intimate with the cloud:

Category: events, stackato

August Poll Results: Uncertain About the Patriot Act? You're Not Alone

By Michael Kanasoot, September 15, 2011

In our August newsletter, we offered readers the chance to win a Komodo IDE license simply by answering two quick poll questions. Our lucky winner was Robert Caldwell - Congrats, Robert!

If you missed your chance last month, you can participate in the September quick poll for another chance to score a Komodo IDE license. Simply subscribe to our newsletter!

Here are the results from last month's poll:

What is the USA Patriot Act?

Why a Private PaaS?

By Bart Copeland, September 14, 2011

When you hear of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) what typically comes to mind are names like Heroku, EngineYard, OpenShift, and CloudFoundry.com. These public PaaS providers feature a wide range of the core components of an application environment in the cloud, so that developers can focus on coding. And most IT issues related to configuring, deploying and scaling are off-loaded, allowing companies to avoid capital expenditures and application run-time issues.

What's a Private PaaS?

Category: stackato
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