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Microservices and PaaS - Part IV

By John Wetherill, October 5, 2014

This is Part IV of the ever-expanding "Microservices and PaaS" blog series covering the rapidly evolving use of microservices in modern cloud software projects.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 September

By Phil Whelan, September 29, 2014

CAB Meeting September 2014 This month's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CF-CAB) meeting kicked off with a Pivotal's James Bayer introducing the new "smoke tests" project, which turned out to be more controversial than was expected. He asked Elisabeth Hendrickson from Pivotal to explain their role.

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Microservices Resources

By Phil Whelan, September 22, 2014

Today, I hosted a webinar with John Wetherill about Microservices and PaaS. (John has been writing a blog post series on Microservices.) We think it is a fascinating topic that goes hand-in-hand with PaaS (platform-as-a-service).

Here is a compilation of a few of the great resources we have found on the topic of Microservices.


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Microservices and PaaS - Part III

By John Wetherill, September 17, 2014

The other day I paid a king's ransom for a small upcoming ebook called “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman. Overall it's an interesting read, chock-full of information on microservices, how to adopt and use them, architecture details, and how they're evolving.

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Our New Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat Webcast Series

By Bernard Golden, September 10, 2014

I am really excited about the cloud luminary webcast series we've announced, and I thought I’d share a bit about why we decided to host this monthly series of conversations.

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Beyond Virtualization: The Rationale for PaaS in an IaaS World

By Troy Topnik, September 9, 2014
PaaS is hard to explain

I sometimes struggle to explain Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to people who usually equate deploying an application to deploying a virtual machine. This coupling is not an unsophisticated approach.

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Cloud Foundry: Diego Explained By Onsi Fakhouri

By Phil Whelan, September 3, 2014

Cloud Foundry: Diego Explained By Onsi Fakhouri Recently I met with Onsi Fakhouri who is the Product Manager, and previously a developer on Diego, the Cloud Foundry sub-project being jointly developed by Pivotal, IBM, SAP and Cloud Credo.

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Docker and the Application Supply Chain Challenge

By Bernard Golden, September 2, 2014

If you work in IT, you’d have to have been sleeping under a rock not to be aware of the Docker craze. Below the radar twelve months ago, today Docker is being hailed as the solution for all things IT -- particularly the intractable and perennial problem of how to achieve application portability across heterogeneous IT infrastructures.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 August

By Phil Whelan, August 29, 2014

CAB Meeting June 2014 Michael Maximilien ("Max") kicked off this month’s Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board meeting with reflection of the 3 releases of Cloud Foundry that have occurred since last month's meeting - v178, v179 and Read more...

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The Road To DevOps

By Phil Whelan, August 27, 2014

The Road To DevOps I have been thinking recently about where DevOps comes from and how it is adopted. Most adoption for DevOps seems to come from Operations engineers. Adoption is hard and is slow - especially when it comes to culture.

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