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ActiveState's Stackato (Cloud Foundry & Docker Based PaaS) Acquired by HP

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2015
I'm extremely happy, actually overjoyed, to announce that HP has acquired the Stackato product from ActiveState! Stackato is our platform (or PaaS) for enterprise IT departments and developers, based on various open source projects, including Cloud Foundry and Docker. Members of the team will be joining HP to help continue to grow Stackato as part of HP’s Cloud business.

OpenStack Summit Tokyo: Vote for Cloud Foundry on OpenStack Workshop

By Phil Whelan, July 27, 2015

Vote for OpenStack TokyoVoting for the OpenStack Summit Tokyo talks is now open! It has been written about many times on this blog (by a variety of authors including myself) about why PaaS is important to speeding up the application pipeline.

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Making Docker Apps for Stackato

By Troy Topnik, July 22, 2015

Making Docker Apps for StackatoWith the Stackato 3.6 release, we introduced the ability to deploy Docker images to Stackato. This provides an alternative to the usual method of application deployment used by Cloud Foundry and Heroku, which is driven by buildpacks.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 July

By Phil Whelan, July 20, 2015

CAB Meeting July 2015Foundation Update

Chip Childers was on vacation this week, so Chris Ferris from IBM gave an update from the perspective of the Foundation's Board. There was a Board meeting the week prior that was unfortunately compromised by a NYC stock market shutdown and grounded flights.

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Warning: Are You Building Your Own PaaS with Docker?

By John Wetherill, July 16, 2015

Container CampContainerization is's revolutionary. But there are all these other components that you need in order to make it work. As a developer, you don't want to care about which VM or network...or any of those little details. And if you're on a development team in an enterprise pushing out software, you really shouldn't have to worry about them.

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DevOps: Necessary but not Sufficient

By Bernard Golden, July 15, 2015

Stackato Vision: DevOps and Technical InnovationIn many of my recent presentations I’ve spoken about our Stackato vision and how it fulfills the needs of what IDC terms “The Third Platform.” (For more information about the Third Platform, see this blog post I wrote last year).

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Building out the Enterprise Cloud: Stackato Partnerships

By Wyatt Mullin, July 14, 2015

Stackato PartnershipsWe're half-way through 2015 and we've seen a lot of changes in the cloud marketplace.

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Setting Up Innovation Labs for Success: Insights from Capital One's Jason Valentino

By Michael Kanasoot, July 10, 2015
Jason Valentino, Capital One

Enterprise IT organizations are under tremendous pressure to create new business offerings, deliver them quickly to market, and then improve and extend them rapidly on an ongoing basis, as ActiveState's Stackato Vision describes.

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Understanding the Third Platform: An Interview with Bernard Golden

By Kathy Thomas, July 7, 2015

In a recent interview with James Maguire, Senior Managing Editor at Datamation, Bernard Golden discusses the concept of Third Platform. IDC coined the term back in 2014, but you may have also heard it as SMAC. Essentially, the Third Platform is the confluence of social, mobile, analytics (big data) and cloud--coming together to bring new types of applications to the market.

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DockerCon 2015 - What a Show!

By John Wetherill, July 2, 2015

DockerCon 2015Last week's DockerCon event was one of the most exciting, energizing, invigorating, and exhausting conferences I've attended. The crowds, keynotes, the technology, and the whales, created a fantastic atmosphere. In an incredibly short period of time Docker has managed to rivet the attention and interest of the cloud world. I feel moved to briefly share a few of my reactions to this event.

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