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Posts about IaaS

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

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

10 Steps To The Cloud

By Phil Whelan, February 20, 2014

ladder to the sky In this post we will look at common steps IT organizations take when adopting cloud technologies. From starting small, and gaining expertise, to rolling out IaaS, PaaS and continuous integration. We look at one possible route you might take.

Category: stackato

Unveiling the Stackato CPBM Connector

By John Wetherill, September 24, 2013
Stackato and Citrix CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM)

Increasingly often, at various conferences and events, I hear words and phrases like "Convergence," "Revolution," "Renaissance," "New Era," and "Sea Change." These are often heard in discussions or presentations about recent rapid innovations that are profoundly improving the craft of building software.

Category: stackato

OpenStack at ActiveState: SysAdmin Kevin Woolley on Folsom

By Diane Mueller, October 15, 2012

OpenStack Folsom OpenStack train keeps rolling with "Folsom" release

Category: stackato

Screencast: Stackato on HP Cloud Services

By Troy Topnik, January 11, 2012

Stackato PaaS on HP Cloud Services

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

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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