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Getting Clojure - Tales From Clojure/West 2014

By John Wetherill, March 25, 2014

John Wetherill at Clojure/West 2014 ActiveState's Technology Evangelist John Wetherill shares his experience of the Clojure/West 2014 conference in San Francisco.

A Technical Conference

Day two of Clojure/West in San Francisco is just wrapping up. There's lots going on here, way too much to discuss coherently in detail in a blog, so instead here's a braindump.

Category: events

Brandon Philips Explains etcd

By Phil Whelan, March 18, 2014

Switchboard Last month I spoke with Ben Golub, CEO of Docker Inc. We briefly discussed service discovery and how it relates to Docker. A close cousin of Docker is etcd, since etcd and Docker seem to swim in the same circles.

Category: stackato

A Brief History Of Cloud Foundry and Stackato

By Phil Whelan, March 13, 2014

Anatomy Of Flight

The Cloud Foundry project is a little older than most people realize.

Category: stackato

Best Practices for a Private PaaS Implementation

By Kathy Thomas, March 10, 2014

Stackato Private PaaS Architecture DiagramUsually customers have come to us after trying to build their own private PaaS from scratch or from using a variety of open source components, However, for a wide variety of reasons, it doesn’t quite materialize the way they originally hoped.

Category: stackato

The Cloud Foundry Ecosystem - Everybody Wins

By Phil Whelan, March 5, 2014

All hands in The PaaS landscape is changing. Many of the anticipated shifts are yet to come. Most of the expected changes are based on predictions of what the big players should do to align themselves for a prosperous future.

Category: stackato

No More Leaks: Detecting Memory Leaks in Cloud Applications with Plumbr and Stackato

By John Wetherill, March 4, 2014

stackato-plumbr-no-leaks-in-cloud A few months ago at JavaOne I had the pleasure of meeting Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski, founder of Plumbr, an exciting startup from Estonia. Nikita and his team have created a tool which I believe should be categorized as “essential” for cloud developers that build apps based on the JVM.

Category: stackato

Ben Golub Explains Docker Inc

By Phil Whelan, February 27, 2014

Docker Inc Last June I met with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud to talk about Docker. We discussed what Docker was, who was using it and the potential it had to change how things are done. A lot has changed since then for both the technology and for dotCloud.

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 February

By Phil Whelan, February 26, 2014

Cloud Foundry foundation

Earlier this week there was an announcement about the Cloud Foundry foundation, which Adrian Coyle from Pivotal referred to as "the worst kept secret."

Category: stackato

I, For One, Welcome Our New Cloud Foundry Overlords

By Brent Smithurst, February 25, 2014

You may have already heard yesterday's announcement that Cloud Foundry is establishing its own independent governing foundation.

Which hypervisor? Why not all of them!

By Ho Ming Li, February 24, 2014

PaaS@Office

Stackato micro cloud runs on VMware hypervisors, KVM, Xen, Virtualbox, naturally meaning it can run on vSphere, Openstack, or CloudStack. In demonstrations, in webinars, at conferences, we keep emphasizing the fact that you can run Stackato on any hypervisor. We wanted to show you the strength of easily moving your applications to ANY cloud environment.

Category: stackato