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Everybody Loves Cloud Foundry

By Jeff Hobbs, June 5, 2014

CAB Meeting May 2014 With the growing list of Cloud Foundry supporters, the question remains...can other open source PaaSes survive or has a new industry standard emerged? Despite PaaS being a nascent market, 33 companies (including HP, IBM, Rackspace, Docker and, of course, ActiveState) have bet on this particular horse in the race.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 May

By Phil Whelan, May 30, 2014

CAB Meeting May 2014

Chris Ferris of IBM started off today's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting reflecting on the recent OpenStack conference. "One of the things I observed is that it's definitely starting to trend towards discussions around containers, and Cloud Foundry and OpenStack seem to be like hand-in-glove in a lot of the conversations.".

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Developers: The New Kingmakers

By Bernard Golden, May 22, 2014

Developers: The New Kingmakers I just read through “The New Kingmakers,” a thought-provoking book by Stephen O'Grady of the small, but influential, analyst firm Redmonk. The thesis of the book is straightforward: technology changes have moved developers, previously of little importance within the world of IT, to a central direction-setting role within companies.

O'Grady attributes this change to four factors:

Category: stackato

Application Autoscaling in Action

By Eric Promislow, May 13, 2014
Tree branching shows fibonacci sequences

An earlier post mentioned that Application Autoscaling is one of the 10 awesome new features in Stackato 3.2. This post will show autoscaling at work, walking you through a sample session.

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Keep Your Cloud Apps Up: The Pursuit of the 5-Nines

By Ho Ming Li, May 8, 2014

DEA Placement Availability Zones ActiveState recently released Stackato 3.2, packed with lots of awesome new features. Many of these new features are key requests direct from our existing customers. And today I want to draw focus to the new feature that is sure to make the IT management and DevOps people happy--really happy.

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User Provided Service Instances: Use Them!

By Troy Topnik, April 24, 2014
Horton finds a feature

There's a feature in Cloud Foundry v2 and Stackato 3 that a lot of people seem to miss. User-Provided Service Instances let you store service connection information and credentials using the same JSON-formatted environment variables that system-provided services create when you bind a service to an application.

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PaaS: Buildpacks

By Phil Whelan, April 22, 2014

buildpackBuildpacks have become the way to standardize the setup of your stack in a PaaS. In some areas of PaaS, buildpacks may become displaced by Docker images and Dockerfiles, but for now they are the best and most portable option for PaaS and the majority of the PaaS ecosystem is standardizing on them.

Category: stackato

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

Bernard Golden on Joining ActiveState

By Bernard Golden, April 14, 2014

Bernard Golden Joins ActiveStateWhen I first began working with cloud computing, I had the same gobsmacked reaction as my initial encounter with open source software: “Now that this is available, who’s going to stick with the old way of doing things?”

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"Almost Impossible" Application Autoscaling

By Troy Topnik, April 10, 2014
Unpossible

It's refreshing when you read an article by an IT industry analyst that is thoroughly researched and insightful. So many posts and articles in the technology press seem to be just rewritten press releases, so we were happy to see an article by Scott M.

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