CollabNet’s CloudForge Available on Marketplace

by March 4, 2014

The following is a guest post by Kelly Lanspa from the CloudForge product team.
CloudForge from CollabNet is a collaborative software development and application lifecycle management platform. It includes source code management, Git/Subversion hosting and bug tracking on one platform, with backup services, additional storage and secure role-based user access to manage distributed teams. CloudForge is integrated with Pivotal’s hosted Cloud Foundry service, enabling users to easily build-test-deploy and scale apps.

From the marketplace console (or the cf command line utility), select CloudForge then choose one of the packages available.

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 apps running on Cloud Foundry and Pivotal’s Web Services.
Monitor Apps on Pivotal Web Services
The AppDynamic Java agents are included in the default Java buildpack for Cloud Foundry, so if you have AppDynamics monitoring running, the Cloud Foundry DEA will auto-detect the service and enable the agent in the buildpack.

Migrating a Cloud Foundry PaaS to Run on OpenStack

by January 29, 2014

The following is a guest blog post by Julian Fischer (, @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 from one Amazon AWS availability zone to another in 40 minutes.

Sending Email from Cloud Foundry Java Applications with SendGrid

by November 25, 2013

The following is a guest blog post by Scott Motte (@scottmotte), Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a cloud based SMTP email delivery and management service.
A few weeks ago SendGrid released their sendgrid-java helper library. The library goes a step further in sticking with Cloud Foundry’s “it just works” experience and making your life as a developer easier. Previously, you had to write a large amount of boilerplate code using JavaMail. Now, you can send email with just a few lines of code.
How Does It Work?
At your Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface, add SendGrid as a service and bind it your app.
cf create-service sendgrid
cf bind-service

Next, Install the vcapenv library, and install the sendgrid-java library.

Continuous Deployment and Application Delivery with CloudMunch

by November 20, 2013

The following is a guest post from Rosmi Chandy, Software Developer at CloudMunch, a continuous deployment and application delivery platform.
CloudMunch recently announced the availability of our integration with Cloud Foundry. CloudMunch is a cloud-based solution for continuous integration, testing and release management. It manages the typical DevOps activities for a project, enabling developers to deploy applications to Cloud Foundry powered clouds, such as Pivotal’s PaaS. CloudMunch (1) tracks user repos (e.g., Github) for any updates or changes which would (2) trigger the predefined CloudMunch pipeline. (3) The pipeline validates the code, compiles/builds the app, and if all tests conditions are met (4) automatically deploys app updates to Cloud Foundry.

Monitoring Cloud Foundry Applications with New Relic

by October 10, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Ben Hale blogged about the new Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack, highlighting some great new features and our design principles – the “it just works” experience.
The new buildpack provides the opportunity for a new level of configuration and setup for popular add-on services, such as application performance and monitoring tools. The Java buildpack now includes automated configuration for the New Relic application monitoring agent. If you create a New Relic service and bind it to an application, the buildpack will set up the New Relic agent automatically when the application is staged.