.NET on Cloud Foundry, Part 3: Prototyping with Iron Foundry

by July 28, 2014

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Many customers prefer to validate a concept before investing into a production system. In our case, an ultimate solution should allow for long-running computations, have a Web interface for setting tasks, and support MapReduce or other data processing methods. So, an ideal prototype would…
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.NET on Cloud Foundry, Part 2: Functionality of IronFoundry.me—Iron Foundry-as-a-Service

by July 17, 2014

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Since I didn’t manage to install Iron Foundry on my local machine, I decided to use ironfoundry.me, a publicly available sandbox for developers that enables to explore and interact with Iron Foundry on top of a full-featured Cloud Foundry v2 installation. Iron Foundry allows…
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.NET on Cloud Foundry, Part 1: Installing Cloud Foundry on Windows

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The standard Cloud Foundry edition supports a great variety of programming languages and operating systems, but Windows is not on that list, unfortunately. Still, it does not mean you cannot use this PaaS on Windows machines. In this post, I will share my experience…
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Creating .NET Apps with Iron Foundry, a Cloud Foundry-based Platform

PaaS has revolutionized the way applications are developed and deployed. With reduced delivery cycles and full automation, PaaS users can reach the market faster, significantly improving ROI and time-to-revenue. Cloud Foundry is one of the most popular open-source solutions for enterprises. Until recently, .NET developers—who constitute a large part of software delivery folks—had rather limited…
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How to Install OpenStack and Cloud Foundry on HP Moonshot

by July 11, 2014

HP Moonshot is a new-generaition low-power server built specifically for distributed computing and big data processing. It is perfect for deploying Cloud Foundry, an open source platform for delivering cloud apps. To help you reap all the benefits of Cloud Foundry deployed on top of Moonshot, we have created a 12-page guide with a reference…
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Hadoop Distributions: Comparison and Top 5 Trends

by July 10, 2014

Ever wondered how Hadoop distros differ from each other? In a recent article for NetworkWorld, I overview how Hadoop became what it is today and explore the differences between the standard edition vs. Hortonworks, Cloudera, and MapR. I also provided insights into 5 major trends that are shaping their evolution—in terms of features, ecosystem, enterprise…
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Growing CF Foundation – Swapping over the Atlantic

by July 1, 2014

In the last few weeks, we saw a fast adaption and commitment from the Cloud Foundry Open Source Foundation members and just during the Cloud Foundry Platform conference two weeks ago; Swisscom joined the group as the 34th member of the Foundation (Checkout the panel discussion with Piston, Pivotal and Swisscom on stage).

Snapshot from the CF Platform Conference, 6.9.14, San Francisco
Swisscom is the biggest Service Provider of Switzerland, an early adopter of Cloud Technologies and was involved as one of the first few Service Providers in the Cloud Foundry Community in 2013.