Migrating a Cloud Foundry PaaS to Run on OpenStack

by January 29, 2014

The following is a guest blog post by Julian Fischer (hello@anynines.com, @railshoster) founder and CEO or AnyNines, a Cloud Foundry and Rails hosting service operated by Avarteq GmbH in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Cloud Foundry is well known for simplifying application portability from one CF-based PaaS to another, but how simple is it to move an entire, live, Cloud Foundry installation from one underlying IaaS to another? We asked the team at Pivotal, who recounted their experience moving the Cloud Foundry instance at run.pivotal.io from one Amazon AWS availability zone to another in 40 minutes.

Performance of RAID Arrays on Windows Azure: an Alternative to Horizontal Scaling

by January 28, 2014

While working with several different NoSQL databases heavily loaded with write requests, we faced a situation when the hard drive became a bottleneck. Scaling the cluster horizontally could easily solve this kind of problem, but it would also increase the monthly payments. This is why we decided to take a look at other options. The…
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Jenkins CI: Continuous Integration for Private Clouds

by January 24, 2014

Jenkins CI is an open source continuous integration server written in Java. While Travis CI is a hosted solution, Jenkins can be utilized for private clouds. In particular, this may include testing and deployment to Cloud Foundry, ActiveState’s Stackato, or other private PaaS systems (check out the links for details). The slides below will give you a…
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