The growth of Azure has been outstanding--more than 90,000 new subscriptions every month. And the innovation is exponential with over 500 new features and services being added to the platform in the last 12 months. We're very excited to be part of this growth.
I have been involved with Stackato for a little over a year now. When I first used Stackato it was already a pleasant experience, it was simple to set up and had many complex, but easy-to-use, features.
This week's CAB call started with a Foundation update from Chip Childers. Chip recapped on a successful Cloud Foundry Summit that happened last month and thanked everyone that came, spoke or sponsored the event. He said they are currently figuring out when the next one will be.
Cloud marketplaces are an increasingly important way for cloud hosting providers and vendors to help their customers navigate the multitude of cloud services by making them available in a central location. While enterprise IT wants choice, they also want simplicity and marketplaces give them the best of both worlds.
A week or two ago The Register carried a story about a Docker image security audit a company called BanyonOps had carried out. BanyonOps published its findings in a blog post, and frankly, they are quite alarming.
If 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.
Recently I participated in a Cloud Computing Meetup in Boise, Idaho and had the opportunity to discuss Cloud Foundry and provide a demonstration of Stackato. Cloud Foundry is an open-source project with which I have been involved with for the past several years.
Amazon is an $89 billion disrupter. It's been challenging traditional retail with its e-commerce and IT with its Amazon Web Services (AWS); and growing significantly every year by constantly innovating. Amazon is just one example of a company finding what customers really want and giving it to them.
The third Cloud Foundry Summit will be held in Santa Clara on May 11-12. ActiveState exhibited at, and attended, the previous two. Of course we'll be at this one as well, unveiling a new version of Stackato with some really cool capabilities. We hope you will join us.