In this guest post, Jake Farrell, CTO for Static.com, explains how the major shift in the hosting industry towards platforms for high developer productivity and data-centric applications led them to build their Platform as a Service using Cloud Foundry with Hadoop support.
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The hosting industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation due to increasing demand for self-service cloud based capabilities. To greet this shift, Static.com, a subsidiary of Catalog.com, is leveraging 19 years of hosting experience, and adopting Cloud Foundry as the foundation for its Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Cloud Foundry is an Open Platform-as-a-Service, and an Open Source project. It has attracted phenomenal interest from the community – including partners, companies using the code internally, and those individual developers with a passion for getting involved. You can find the source code on Github. Community contributions are what help to make the platform so extensible. We are always happy when we receive a Github pull request to offer new functionality or fixes! We also appreciate bug reports submitted through Github Issues.
Looking at the Cloud Foundry project as a whole though… where should you start?
As you might imagine, there are a lot of moving parts in a PaaS.