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John Arundel on PaaS

By Phil Whelan, September 4, 2013

John Arundel photoThis is part two of an interview we did with John Arundel of Bitfield Consulting. The first part was John Arundel on DevOps. In this second half of the interview, John talks to us about PaaS from his DevOps vantage point.

Category: stackato

Alex Polvi Explains CoreOS

By Phil Whelan, August 28, 2013

Alex PolviA couple of months ago we interviewed Solomon Hykes about Docker, which is a way to build and manage Linux Containers with a lot of nice features. The next question was: if the full-stack can be provided by a Docker image and everything can be Dockerized, what is the minimum OS we need to run Docker images?

Category: open source

DevOps Days Comes To Vancouver, October 25-26th

By Phil Whelan, August 20, 2013

Vancouver WaterfrontIt's finally happening! DevOps Days will be landing in Vancouver, BC later this year. This conference, which is now happening frequently around the globe, is THE conference for bridging the gap between developers and operations.

Category: events

Mozilla's Brandon Burton talks DevOps at Agile 2013

By Phil Whelan, August 13, 2013

At the Agile conference in Nashville last week, I attended Brandon Burton's DevOps talk, "Enabling DevOps - the road to a better culture". This is a summary of that talk.

Who is Brandon Burton?

Category: stackato

Best Practices: Running Drupal on Stackato

By Tara Gibbs, August 13, 2013
Drupal on Stackato

We've had Drupal available in Stackato's App Store for a long time now. That deployment of the app is great for demos, or to get up and running quickly with a CMS, but a more in-depth Drupal workflow involves working with customized sources, doing local testing and debugging, and maintaining plugins in the local source tree.

Category: stackato

Joining the Stackato Team

By Mark Cox, August 6, 2013

Cloud Welcome MatThis post is by Mark Cox, the new Stackato Technical Lead. He came to ActiveState from Appsecute and currently resides in Christchurch, New Zealand.

It's been almost 2 months since ActiveState acquired Appsecute and it's been an exciting and interesting time for us.

John Arundel on DevOps

By Phil Whelan, August 2, 2013

John Arundel photoA few months ago, in my post The Elusiveness of DevOps, I asked John Arundel of Bitfield Consulting what his definition of "DevOps" was. Now, we dig a little deeper in this interview in which John discusses DevOps.

What is your history with DevOps?

Category: stackato

Cloud Metamorphosis: An Interview with Morphlabs CTO Christopher Aedo

By Navrup Johal, July 29, 2013

Over the seven years of its existence, Los Angeles-based Morphlabs journeyed from Platform as a Service (PaaS) to OpenStack, and now offers complete public and private cloud solutions for service providers and enterprises based on OpenStack and using certified hardware.

DevOps at the Gate: An Interview with EA's Senior Director of Operations, Allison Miller

By Navrup Johal, July 24, 2013

When it comes to managing risk, Allison Miller is tasked with an awesome (in more ways than one) responsibility: Her very important job is to protect Electronic Arts’ invaluable digital platform from online attack. (No pressure.)

Thoughts on Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, IBM, and Stackato

By Jeff Hobbs, July 24, 2013

Cloud Welcome MatWelcome, IBM, to the Cloud Foundry ecosystem! ActiveState has been a proud member since 2011.