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Happy Birthday Docker. And Welcome to the Slope of Enlightenment

By John Wetherill, March 11, 2015

It's 2:15pm on a Friday, and I'm sitting in the keynote hall at PyCon 2013 fidgeting through a succession of lightning talks that have very little relevance to my life. Topics like "Python code coverage techniques" (ho-hum) and "Controlling Christmas lights with Python” (yawn - I wonder if there's anything new on Hacker News)...when Solomon Hykes takes the stage, unveils Docker, and the world shifts.

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Exploring the Stackato Base Image

By Troy Topnik, March 11, 2015
The Null Buildpack & App

Stackato deploys apps into Docker containers that are all created from the same base image. Buildpacks applied during staging modify these containers to support whichever kind of application you're deploying. But what's in them? How basic is this base image?

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Understanding the New Economics of Cloud Computing

By Michael Kanasoot, March 9, 2015

Fireside Chat RecapCloud computing is changing the way we look at IT costs, according to industry experts on a recent Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat panel discussion.

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Loggregator: The Voice Of Cloud Foundry

By Phil Whelan, March 5, 2015

The Voice Of Cloud Foundry

Last week I met with Alex Jackson from Pivotal who is one of the creators of the Loggregator logging system of Cloud Foundry. We discussed the past, present and future of this critical component of the PaaS open-source project.

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In the Cloud, Virtualization is an Implementation Detail

By John Wetherill, March 4, 2015

Virtualization is everywhere. Enormous and highly profitable companies have been built on nothing but virtualization. And nowhere has virtualization made more of an impact than in Cloud Computing, the rampant and unprecedented adoption of which has been the direct result of the wide availability of virtualization software and techniques that enabled it. But does the cloud actually require virtualization?

I think not.

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Forget About PaaS. It's About Enabling Applications

By Bart Copeland, February 26, 2015

Its About Enabling ApplicationsIOver the last couple of years I have talked to numerous enterprise customers, analysts, industry pundits, and others interested in cloud technologies, and one thing is abundantly clear…Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) seems to mean different things to different people. But the term PaaS is irrelevant--it's just noise. What is relevant, and what is important, is what PaaS does: enable applications! That's what enterprises care about.

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Fireside Chat Recap: Sam Ramji Shares Insight on Cloud Foundry Foundation and PaaS

By Michael Kanasoot, February 24, 2015

Last week Bernard Golden had the opportunity to interview Sam Ramji, the newly appointed CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, as part of his Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat series. They discussed Sam's initial focus, his goals and the vision for Cloud Foundry as well as the impact Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has for businesses. Below is a recording of the entire Fireside Chat and notable quotes from the new CEO.

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DevOps: DIY vs. Commercial

By Bernard Golden, February 23, 2015

DevOps: DIY vs. Commercial I've had the opportunity to attend a number of DevOps Days events. These are informal, community-based conferences devoted to a critical topic: how to get applications into production more quickly.

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OpenStack Summit - Vote For ActiveState

By Phil Whelan, February 20, 2015

Vote for ActiveState

Choose what you want to see at OpenStack Summit Vancouver

Voting is now open to choose which presentations you want to see at OpenStack Summit Vancouver, May 18-22! We are very excited about this event and have submitted proposals covering some very cutting edge topics, including a couple with some of our awesome partners. Check them out here:

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Locking Down the Cloud: 18 Security Issues Faced by Enterprise IT

By John Wetherill, February 19, 2015

Locking Down the Cloud: Cloud Security IssuesCIOs are increasingly concerned about cloud security. And they should be: with the recent outbreak of visible breaches at high-profile organizations like Target, Anthem, and others, and the subsequent damage they cause, corporations are scrambling to make sure their cloud applica

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