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The Status Quo is Killing Innovation

By Kathy Thomas, June 12, 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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libswarm - Docker Orchestration Announced

By Phil Whelan, June 10, 2014

libswarm - Docker Orchestration Announced A year ago, Docker was announced. Thanks to our 3 plus years experience working with Linux containers, ActiveState could clearly see its potential and understand Solomon Hykes' vision for the future of containerization. We wasted no time making Docker part of Stackato.

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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 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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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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Service Discovery Solutions

By Phil Whelan, May 28, 2014

Service Discovery Last weekend I attended the Polyglot Unconference in Vancouver, which for the past 2 years has been successful in bringing together hundreds of smart people from around the Northwest to discuss all things tech.

During the unconference I ran a session on "Service Discovery" and this blog post will be a reflection of what was discussed.

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Report from Gluecon: APIs and Docker

By Bernard Golden, May 27, 2014

Gluecon 2014

I've just spent two days attending Gluecon and am leaving with my head buzzing with information, insights, and speculation about where the IT industry is heading.

I attended a couple of years ago, and at the time, observed two things:

Tags: API, docker, gluecon
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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:

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OpenStack and Cloud Foundry

By Phil Whelan, May 21, 2014

Last week I attended the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, which was a great opportunity to further understand the relationship between Cloud Foundry and the OpenStack ecosystem.

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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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