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Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

By Troy Topnik, September 9, 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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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 August

By Phil Whelan, August 29, 2014

CAB Meeting June 2014 Michael Maximilien ("Max") kicked off this month’s Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting with reflection of the 3 releases of Cloud Foundry that have occurred since last month's meeting - v178, v179 and Read more...

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Microservices and PaaS - Part II

By John Wetherill, August 19, 2014

Don't name your chickens!This is a continuation of the Microservices and PaaS - Part I blog post I wrote last week, which was an attempt to distil the wealth of information presented at the microservices meetup hosted by Cisco, with Adrian Cockcroft and other

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Microservices and PaaS - Part I

By John Wetherill, August 14, 2014

Microservices and PaaSNot long ago, the main application behind Netflix.com was delivered as a single war file. Imagine the process, complexity, and cost involved in delivering a simple new feature to this behemoth application. Tickets were submitted, multiple teams were engaged, VP approval was required, hours/days of time elapsed, exhaustive test-suites were run, complex deployment procedures were invoked.

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From Micro Cloud to Micro Cluster

By Troy Topnik, August 4, 2014
Stackato Micro Cluster

The most exciting thing for me about the Stackato 3.4 release has nothing to do with new product features. Starting with this release, the Stackato Micro Cloud License has been extended to allow the creation of clusters with up to 20GB of RAM without any license fees.

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Get Out of the Weeds!

By John Wetherill, July 22, 2014

Get Out of the WeedsYears ago a colleague of mine at Sun had an annoying habit of interrupting technical discussions at engineering meetings with the phrase “We're in the weeds!”

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5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

By Ho Ming Li, July 1, 2014
5 Common Barriers When Introducing DevOps

In my talk at Silicon Valley DevOpsDays last week, I wanted to bring about awareness, discuss some of the lessons learned, and offer some thoughts and tips about bringing DevOps to an organization. I've listed below five common barriers and ways to overcome them.

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The Status Quo is Killing Innovation

By Kathy Thomas, June 11, 2014

Status-Quo-is-Killing-Innovation I listened to the recording of Michael Coté's keynote on the second day of DevOpsDays Austin and I felt like a few of my questions have been answered with respect to DevOps and PaaS. Bottom line: while change is happening, it seems to be moving at slower pace than expected.

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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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