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Microservices Tips & Tricks

By Navrup Johal, May 7, 2015

Microservices Tips & TricksMicroservices based architectures are not new but are suddenly in the spotlight due to their powerful and sophisticated practices enabling streamlined application development and deployment. However, transitioning from a monolithic approach to a microservices-based architecture requires not only technical expertise, but organizational buy-in as well.

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Using Apache Brooklyn on Stackato

By Billy Tat, May 5, 2015

Apache BrooklynAt ActiveState, we realize applications often require data services to enhance the user experience. That is why Stackato includes a set of system services like MySQL, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, and more.

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Boise Cloud Meetup: A Demonstration of Stackato

By Phil Whelan, May 4, 2015

Cloud Foundry MeetupRecently I participated in a Cloud Computing Meetup in Boise, Idaho and had the opportunity to discuss Cloud Foundry and provide a demonstration of Stackato. Cloud Foundry is an open-source project with which I have been involved with for the past several years.

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Disrupters Are Taking Your Customers Away

By Bart Copeland, April 29, 2015

Disrupters Third PlatformAmazon is an $89 billion disrupter. It's been challenging traditional retail with its e-commerce and IT with its Amazon Web Services (AWS); and growing significantly every year by constantly innovating. Amazon is just one example of a company finding what customers really want and giving it to them.

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Reshaping Enterprise IT for a New Era

By Michael Kanasoot, April 28, 2015

Tim CrawfordEnterprise IT is going through more change today than during its entire history. Long associated with back office functions, IT has now become the primary driver of today's business offerings.

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Cloud Foundry Summit (#CFSummit)

By Brent Smithurst, April 24, 2015

You get a hoodieThe third Cloud Foundry Summit will be held in Santa Clara on May 11-12. ActiveState exhibited at, and attended, the previous two. Of course we'll be at this one as well, unveiling a new version of Stackato with some really cool capabilities. We hope you will join us.

Category: announcements, stackato

Go Commando with Komodo + One Week Left to Save

By Sheila Louis, April 23, 2015

Komodo 9We released Komodo 9 in late March and introduced a plethora of cool new features in our IDE. With every new release we tend to throw a mini-celebration and discount new/upgrade purchases, and this was no exception. There’s still 1 week left to save on Komodo IDE and Pro Studio!

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Meeting Chip Childers of the Cloud Foundry Foundation

By Phil Whelan, April 23, 2015

Chip Childers

A few months ago the Cloud Foundry Foundation was officially launched and now has a small dedicated team of people who are focused on getting the Foundation to where it needs to be.

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Amazon Dash Embodies the Stackato Vision: Part 2

By Bernard Golden, April 22, 2015

Amazone Dash I recently wrote about how Amazon’s new Dash service embodies the Stackato vision; in that post I discussed how Dash reflects the Business Agility portion of our vision.

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Instant Cloud With Stackato Cloud Foundry and Mirantis OpenStack

By Navrup Johal, April 21, 2015

Stackato and Open StackatoUsing a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry and an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) based on OpenStack is fast becoming the de facto standard in cloud computing. Cloud Foundry has revolutionized the application development paradigm while OpenStack has transformed infrastructure management and operations.

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