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12 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Have Read in 2014

By Kathy Thomas, December 17, 2014

Over the past year we've published some great posts on the ActiveState blog, all worth a read (if you haven't already).

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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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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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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).

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OpenStack at ActiveState: SysAdmin Kevin Woolley on Folsom

By Diane Mueller, October 15, 2012

OpenStack Folsom OpenStack train keeps rolling with "Folsom" release

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Using Stackato to make your own PaaS on vSphere

By Troy Topnik, September 26, 2011
Whitepaper - vSphere Private PaaS

We've written a fair bit about what Stackato is and how it works, but we haven't blogged much about why you would want to consider it. That's because there are different reasons, depending on who you are.

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