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Happy Birthday Docker. And Welcome to the Slope of Enlightenment

By John Wetherill, March 11, 2015

It's 2:15pm on a Friday, and I'm sitting in the keynote hall at PyCon 2013 fidgeting through a succession of lightning talks that have very little relevance to my life. Topics like "Python code coverage techniques" (ho-hum) and "Controlling Christmas lights with Python” (yawn - I wonder if there's anything new on Hacker News)...when Solomon Hykes takes the stage, unveils Docker, and the world shifts.

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Forget About PaaS. It's About Enabling Applications

By Bart Copeland, February 26, 2015

Its About Enabling ApplicationsIOver the last couple of years I have talked to numerous enterprise customers, analysts, industry pundits, and others interested in cloud technologies, and one thing is abundantly clear…Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) seems to mean different things to different people. But the term PaaS is irrelevant--it's just noise. What is relevant, and what is important, is what PaaS does: enable applications! That's what enterprises care about.

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What Customers Want in 2015: Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, Docker and AWS

By Bart Copeland, January 15, 2015

I've always believed that tech companies only last in the market by listening to their customers. You can get carried away and add the coolest technology to your product, but if it doesn't provide real business value to the customer, it's useless. Based on discussions with our customers, their focus is on building a solid foundation.

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Going Rogue with PaaS: Bringing Shadow IT into the Light

By John Wetherill, January 8, 2015

Going Rogue with PaaS: Bringing Shadow IT into the LightIn a recent blog I suggested that it's okay to install PaaS on a couple of PCs, and run them "under the desk" for cloud development. This immediately provoked a comment from a reader who said "You're not endorsing Shadow IT are you?"

Well in fact I am. By the end of this blog you will too.

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Merry Microservices!

By Navrup Johal, December 23, 2014

This fall, ActiveState’s John Wetherill (@bcferrycoder) took on the monumental task of defining and explaining microservices in exquisite detail. His six-part blog series titled “Microservices and PaaS” covered everything from introducing microservices, to challenges, (best) practices, and finally an action plan to help you get

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Microservices and PaaS - Part VI

By John Wetherill, December 16, 2014

This is the final installment of the six-part series Microservices and PaaS.

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Cloud Luminaries: Jerome Petazzoni on PaaS and DevOps

By David Spark, December 2, 2014

“[With PaaS,] instead of having one hundred different problems, now you can have one hundred times the same problem,” said Jérôme Petazzoni (@jpetazzo), Tinkerer Extraordinaire for Docker.

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The IT Guide to PaaS

By Navrup Johal, November 27, 2014

IT Guide PaaS has been such a great innovation for developers. They can develop and deploy applications from their desktop to the cloud, all in a consistent environment. They can deploy to production themselves, bypassing the IT middleman and speeding up the application delivery process. And they can develop in any language they want, without limitations. Developers have it made! But what about IT?

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What Still Confuses You About PaaS?

By David Spark, November 20, 2014

Most people have heard the term SaaS and know what it means. Fewer people have heard IaaS and know what that means. At the 2014 Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, far fewer people had heard PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and know what it means.

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Is Docker The Right Abstraction For PaaS?

By Phil Whelan, November 19, 2014

Is Docker The Right Abstraction For PaaS? Docker has been quickly adopted by nearly everyone and incorporated into everything from cloud technologies, to continuous integration and build systems, to solo developers working exclusively on their laptop. Heck, even Microsoft is getting in on this! It was born in PaaS (dotCloud) and this is the place where it makes a lot of sense.

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