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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.

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10 Steps To The Cloud

By Phil Whelan, February 20, 2014

ladder to the sky In this post we will look at common steps IT organizations take when adopting cloud technologies. From starting small, and gaining expertise, to rolling out IaaS, PaaS and continuous integration. We look at one possible route you might take.

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DevOps: Self-Service

By Phil Whelan, February 17, 2014

Piggly Wiggly Have you ever strolled down the aisles of a grocery store, found the items you wanted, checked the prices, put them in your basket, then headed off to the checkout? Of course you have. This is what is known as "self-service". This is also a term that is becoming familiar to software developers. Providing self-service should be included in the mandate of modern IT Operations teams.

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This Is PaaS. Confused?

By Phil Whelan, February 12, 2014

PaaS The Tomatoes There is a lot of confusion about "PaaS" and what it means. The definitions are vast, vague and varying. The market and the media are understandably confused.

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PaaS: Breaking Ties, Increasing Focus

By Ho Ming Li, February 7, 2014

This post touches on issues that are top-of-mind for developers and IT Operations, introducing the concept of abstracting applications from infrastructure, and the value it brings.

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Log Streaming At Hootsuite

By Phil Whelan, February 4, 2014

Hootsuite Log Streaming In distributed systems, it makes your life much simpler if you stream all your logs in real-time to a central location.

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Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2014 January

By Phil Whelan, January 29, 2014

Earlier today the Cloud Foundry Advisory Board met to discuss the Cloud Foundry project. Attendees, in no particular order, were present from IBM, Altoros, Pivotal, ActiveState, CenturyLink/Tier3, Intel, Ubuntu, Cloud Credo, Stark & Wayne, NTT and Piston.

What follows is overview of the meeting, information that was shared and decisions that were made.

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Building the new Stackato Web Console

By Tara Gibbs, January 28, 2014
screenshot of Stackato console welcome page

We completely revamped the web management console for Stackato 3.0. Since we had to update the entire thing to work with the new Cloud Foundry v2 API and add views for the new features, we chose to start again from scratch using the best technologies available to make it look nice, load fast, work on mobile devices, and be more maintainable in the long haul.

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DevOps: Hero Culture

By Phil Whelan, January 23, 2014

I often speak with Operations people, whether it be at conferences, meetups, through the grapevine, or random encounters. A common theme I hear spoken of is that of the firefighters. Firefighters are the ones who are often up at 3am frantically trying to keep systems online. The flip-side to this is the fire preventers.

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Deploying your own Private Docker Registry

By Matthew Fisher, January 21, 2014

ship with containers

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