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The Cloud Foundry Foundation: a PaaS Revolution?

By February 24, 2014

The open source project Cloud Foundry exploded overnight. Just as we are witnessing the tipping point of the Ukrainian revolution, something similar just happened in the cloudy world of IT. Pivotal announced that a group of major IT vendors will form the Cloud Foundry Foundation, a legal entity aimed at providing a formal governance body… … Continue reading “The Cloud Foundry Foundation: a PaaS Revolution?”

How to Use MS SQL Server with Cloud Foundry v2 (New Service Broker Available)

By February 11, 2014

We’ve just finalized the .NET Cloud Foundry Service, a Microsoft .NET-based service broker that provides a possibility to use MS SQL Server with Cloud Foundry v2. The broker allows for easy developing and deploying Cloud Foundry services using the Microsoft technology stack. For example, you can quickly add support for unsupported databases, since you only… … Continue reading “How to Use MS SQL Server with Cloud Foundry v2 (New Service Broker Available)”

Performance Comparison of Ruby Frameworks: Sinatra, Padrino, Goliath, and Ruby on Rails

By February 7, 2014

The main goal of this article was to find the best framework for a very basic but highly loaded Ruby application. This is the updated version of the comparison that was first posted in Jun 2013. Now we ran all the tests again, using the latest versions of Sinatra, Padrino, Goliath, and RoR. Unfortunately, the… … Continue reading “Performance Comparison of Ruby Frameworks: Sinatra, Padrino, Goliath, and Ruby on Rails”

Speed Up Development with the Cloud Foundry PaaS (Slides)

By February 6, 2014

This brief presentation will introduce you to Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform-as-a-Service that can run on private clouds. Watch the slides to learn: 1. The history of Cloud Foundry 2. Why Cloud Foundry matters? 3. How to work with Cloud Foundry: deployment, application scaling, and services 4. Developing with a PaaS: workflow for developers,… … Continue reading “Speed Up Development with the Cloud Foundry PaaS (Slides)”

PaaS News Summary: January 2014

By February 5, 2014

In this brief overview, we’ve gathered Top 10 Platform-as-a-Service news for Jan 2014. Highlights: Gartner Released Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform-as-a-Service CenturyLink Cloud Supports the BOSH Tool Chain for Cloud Foundry Deployments January’s Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting Docker Received $15 M in Series B Funding Microsoft’s Windows Azure Updates OpenShift Origin Now Supports… … Continue reading “PaaS News Summary: January 2014”

Monitoring Java Apps with AppDynamics

By February 4, 2014

The following is a guest blog post by Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics. AppDynamics is an Application Performance Management company that offers solutions to monitor a variety of applications running on public clouds or in private data centers. App Dynamics is excited to support Pivotal’s Cloud Platform by making it easy to monitor Java … Continue reading “Monitoring Java Apps with AppDynamics”

Hadoop Cluster Performance: Bigger Doesn’t Mean Faster

By February 4, 2014

In a recent interview to TechTarget, our R&D Engineer explained why adding nodes to a Hadoop cluster not always results in better performance. Our benchmark of Hadoop distributions has confirmed this behavior under several workloads. We compared the throughput of 8-, 12-, and 16-node clusters against the throughput of a 4-node cluster. (The speed of… … Continue reading “Hadoop Cluster Performance: Bigger Doesn’t Mean Faster”

Remote Dependencies, Convenience, Risk and Other Considerations for Operating Distributed Systems

By February 3, 2014

One deeply held principle by experienced distributed system operators that I have worked with is that you should have no external dependencies to your software other than the ties to minimum requirements of the OS such as common system libraries, utilities, and the kernel of the base OS. This approach should enable recreating a distributed … Continue reading “Remote Dependencies, Convenience, Risk and Other Considerations for Operating Distributed Systems”