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PaaS in an Hour: Stackato Setup 101

By Isabelle Groc, June 17, 2013

With Stackato Private Platform as a Service (PaaS), enterprise IT enjoys rapid application deployment, scalable administration, and greater control while developers can code in the language that’s right for them. But how does Stackato actually work?

Wordpress Development Workflow using Stackato, HipHop, and Jenkins

By Troy Topnik, June 13, 2013

We recently came across an interesting project on Github called wordpress-development-flow.

Category: stackato

The Ultimate Experimenter: An Interview with Phoenix Project Co-Author Kevin Behr

By Isabelle Groc, June 11, 2013

Kevin Behr is obsessed with making improvements. In the last 25 years, he has helped many IT organizations do business better.

Stackato 2.10.6 Released!

By Brent Smithurst, June 10, 2013

Stackato 2.10.6Stackato 2.10.6 -- a new, turbocharged version of Stackato 2.10 that adds a couple of useful new features and an even better web console -- is now available. This is the last planned release of our "Gibson" series; we've been working hard on a bigger feature release in the meantime and look forward to releasing it this summer.

How to set up Stackato on OpenStack

By Ho Ming Li, June 10, 2013

This post presents a picto-guide with some commentary on how to get a Stackato PaaS up and running quickly and easily on OpenStack.

Stackato is delivered as a Virtual Appliance, meaning it is delivered as a ready-built VM image for you to import to your hypervisor and get going right away. You don't have to build the whole PaaS from scratch, and you don't need any specialized build tools.

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Is A "DevOps" Job Title So Bad?

By Phil Whelan, June 7, 2013

Is A "DevOps" Job Title So Bad?

I follow several threads of thought on the web and elsewhere around "What Is DevOps?". A common aggravation for several people in the industry is the idea that "DevOps" can be a job title.

Tags: devops
Category: stackato

Going Social: Why ActiveState Acquired Appsecute

By Bart Copeland, June 4, 2013

 

Solomon Hykes Explains Docker

By Phil Whelan, June 3, 2013

I just had a call with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud about Docker, who gave me the low-down about Docker.

What is Docker?

Docker brings the power of Linux containers (LXC) and aufs (Another Union File System) to create a new level of packaging and process isolation that really is something you should sit up and take note of.

Category: open source

Stackato and Komodo in Portland for DrupalCon

By Matthew Fisher, May 31, 2013

DrupalCon this year was an absolute blast! This was my very first convention, so it was a little nerve-racking, but it was an incredible experience. The sponsors, coordinators, and the visitors there were all great people to talk to, and the food was AMAZING.

Protoduction: An agile workflow enabled by PaaS

By Troy Topnik, May 30, 2013

Here is a word I recently saw on the #stackato IRC channel: protoduction

It's not in any dictionary that I'm aware of, but it's generally construed to be "a prototype that ends up in production" or some sort of hacky solution that ends up being deployed in a hurry. The word was used in reference to a proof-of-concept system that had been opened up to developers and was now hosting production applications a little... ahead of schedule.

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