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How to Maximize Your Cloud Investment with a Private PaaS

Ho Ming Li, Cloud Solutions Architect, and Troy Topnik, Technical Communications Lead

Learn what a private PaaS is, how it differs from cloud orchestration software, and how enterprises are using private PaaS to get more benefits from their existing cloud infrastructure.

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Stackato and the Cloud Foundry Ecosystem

Technology Evangelists Phil Whelan and John Wetherill

With the release of Cloud Foundry v2 and the recent formation of the Cloud Foundry foundation, Cloud Foundry is becoming the de facto open source PaaS. Learn about ActiveState's role in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB) and other developments.

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The Power of Buildpacks in PaaS

John Wetherill, Technology Evangelist and Ho Ming Li, Cloud Engineer

Buildpacks are the primary method for deploying applications in Stackato. Developed by Heroku, buildpacks are part of the Cloud Foundry v2 architecture. Learn how buildpacks work and why they are important.

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Modern Application Development using Stackato and Nebula

Phil Whelan, Technology Evangelist and Gabriel Hurley, Platform Team Manager, Nebula, Inc.

In the age of scalable, elastic cloud infrastructure, six months to build and deploy an application is simply too long. This webinar shows how Stackato and Nebula enable you to build an application once and seamlessly deploy it across clouds in minutes.

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White Papers

Private PaaS 101

For the real-world enterprise, the cloud promises flexibility, efficiency and convenience. Learn how private PaaS enables the benefits of the cloud while preserving the order of on-premise IT.

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The CIO's Guide to Platform-as-a-Service

To maximize return on their cloud infrastructure, enterprises are looking at PaaS as a way to gain a competitive advantage - getting applications to market faster and encouraging innovation.

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Stackato PaaS Architecture

This high level overview shows how the parts of a Stackato PaaS work together to provide quick, automatic configuration of application environments and efficient use of computing resources.

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Best Practices for PaaS Implementation

Like any IT project, the success of a private PaaS implementation requires a combination of the right people, processes and technologies. This paper outlines some best practices based on successful implementations with clients.

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Set up Stackato on your IaaS

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Achieve Continuous Delivery

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Secure Cloud Applications

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Connect with Citrix CloudPortal

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DIY vs. Buy: The True Cost of Open Source

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Case Studies

ExactTarget Drives Innovation with Stackato

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Global Wireless Technology Leader Reduces Time to Market

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Upholding the Open Web with PaaS: An Interview with Mozilla's Chris Turra

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Stackato Overview

How to download and set up the Stackato micro cloud — a stand-alone instance of Stackato that is functionally identical to a full Stackato cluster.

Installing the Client

How to install the Stackato Client, a CLI that enables you to push applications directly from your computer to your Stackato server.

Creating a Custom App Store

Add your own custom app store to your Stackato cluster or micro cloud with the simple use of a YAML file — giving developers shared access to a variety of applications.

Deploying and Scaling Apps

This video demonstrates how you can easily deploy and scale applications to your Stackato cluster or micro cloud.

Monitoring a Cluster

Monitoring the health of your applications and state of your clusters is easy with internal views such as the Dashboard and Cloud Events pages, third-party applications like New Relic, and our Logyard logging system.

Settings Overview

This video demonstrates the settings overview and shows all available applications, services and role settings in Stackato.

Using Heroku Buildpacks

Learn how Stackato uses Heroku Buildpacks. When you push an application, Stackato's Droplet Execution Agent (DEA) prepares your application inside a Docker container for deployment.

Cluster Administration

The cluster administration page in the Stackato web console shows all of the connected nodes in the cluster. From here, you can view all of the available nodes as well as their enabled or disabled roles.

Organizations and Spaces

Organizations and Spaces are the main organizational units in which applications, services, domains, routes and users are contained. This video provides an overview of this new feature in Stackato.

Web Console Views

A Stackato user will see slightly different things depending on whether they are logged into a micro cloud or cluster, and whether they are an admin or a non-admin user. This video provides an overview of the various web console views.

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