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Building Your Own Cloud With SUSE OpenStack and Stackato Cloud Foundry

By Navrup Johal, June 29, 2015

SUSEIn a recent online meetup "Overcoming the Challenges of Microservices with PaaS on OpenStack," John Wetherill from ActiveState, along with Frank Rego, Pete Chadwick and Cameron Seader from SUSE, showed how SUSE and Stackato, together, can help users obtain a quicker time to value for an OpenStack-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment.

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Want to Leapfrog AWS and Win the Cloud War? Move Up the Stack!

By Bart Copeland, May 26, 2015

Leapfrog AWS and win the Cloud WarThe cloud computing infrastructure and platform market is expected to be a $43 billion market by 2018 and account for 11% of enterprise IT spending.

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Unveiling Stackato Cloud Foundry on Murano OpenStack

By John Wetherill, May 19, 2015

Stackato listing in OpenStack App CatalogIf you've used Stackato you're probably familiar with the Stackato App Store, a handy repository of sample applications and app templates that can be installed into the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) at the click of a button.

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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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Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

By Troy Topnik, September 10, 2014
PaaS is hard to explain

I sometimes struggle to explain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to people who usually equate deploying an application to deploying a virtual machine. This coupling is not an unsophisticated approach.

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6 Reasons IT Needs PaaS

By Kathy Thomas, July 15, 2014

Developers have enjoyed the benefits of a public PaaS—deployment of their apps without a cumbersome process of IT tickets and wait times. However, circumventing the process and using a "rogue" cloud, while tempting, is only a temporary solution and not suitable as a long-term strategy. IT will shut it down… eventually.

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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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Wasted IT Resources

By Phil Whelan, April 28, 2014

Wasted IT Resources David Rubinstein's post "Industry Watch: Be resilient as you PaaS" makes a very good point about underutilized hardware in IT data-centers.

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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).

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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.

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