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Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 2 of 3

by February 12, 2016

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CF-Abacus team: Jean-Sebastien Delfino (IBM), Saravanakumar Srinivasan “Assk” (Independent), Benjamin Cheng (IBM), Hristo Lliev (SAP), Georgi Sabev (SAP), Kevin Yudhiswara (IBM), Piotr Przybylski (IBM), and Rajkiran Balasubramanian (IBM)
In part 1 of this 3-part series, we motivated the metering problem for a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) like CloudFoundry (CF) and introduced and scoped CF-Abacus, which we claim provides a turnkey metering engine that can be used in a scalable manner by any CF installation. In this part, we dive into the architecture of CF-Abacus and also some of the key design points chosen by the team.
Architecture Overview
CF-Abacus uses a pipeline architecture.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 15: New teams!

by February 11, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition Episode 15! The news includes:

The call for papers for the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23-25 is now open. Submit your best talk!
The ECS Team has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation!
Dr. Max has a series of blog posts on CF-Abacus.
The Japan Cloud Foundry group is posting a series of 100 days of apps.
We are kicking off our Cloud Foundry Expert Certification with an in person meeting March 1-2.
There’s been lots of meetups and talks.

The Colorado Meetup has Digital Globe speaking next week
Casey West spoke at the Sydney meetup and the Pittsburg meetup.

100-day Challenge #001: Deploying Kandan on Cloud Foundry

This is the second article (and the first actual application) of the “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge selection” series.

The 1st application deployed in the “Cloud Foundry 100-day Challenge” is Kandan.
Basic Information

Source Code
Other useful reference

According to the README file in GitHub, Kandan is “an open-source HipChat clone”. That is to say, it is a modern application for chatting / instant messaging.
Now we move on to the main point, the deployment to Cloud Foundry.
Actually, Kandan has a documented deployment procedure for Cloud Foundry. However, it is for Cloud Foundry v1 and cannot be directly applied for v2 without adjustments.

Introducing CF-Abacus – Part 1 of 3

by February 4, 2016

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CF-Abacus team: Jean-Sebastien Delfino (IBM), Saravanakumar Srinivasan “Assk” (Independent), Benjamin Cheng (IBM), Hristo Lliev (SAP), Georgi Sabev (SAP), Kevin Yudhiswara (IBM), Piotr Przybylski (IBM), and Rajkiran Balasubramanian (IBM)
Project CF-Abacus is a scalable usage aggregation and metering engine for any CloudFoundry (CF) installations. The paramount goal of the incubation project is to provide a complete turnkey solution that any CF vendor can use to enable their CF environments with usage metering and aggregation in a manner that will scale with number of users, organizations, spaces, and services.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 14: All the Talks!

by February 2, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition Episode 13! The news includes:

We have a couple of new members. Stay tuned for their announcement!
The EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge opened January 22.
IBM’s Cloud Foundry Dojo in Raleigh is coming soon.
As an example of what comes out of a dojo and the 6 week training period, SAP leading the BOSH CPI for Open Stack.
On the Cloud Foundry blog, Swisscom talked about their customer Dorma Kaba, a leading provider of security and access solutions and how they chose Cloud Foundry.
The ECS team has a cool sheet of Cloud Foundry terms and resources.
I gave a beginning Cloud Foundry talk at SCALE14x. The video is coming soon.

Welcome to the EMC Dojo!

by January 22, 2016

The EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo is officially opening today! To learn a bit more about EMC’s Dojo, we brought in Victor Fong, the Engineering Director of EMC Cambridge Dojo and Cloud Platform Team, as well as Megan, a Dojo software engineer.

How did you get started with Cloud Foundry? 
Megan: I was a developer at EMC working on Atmos and ViPR ECS. When I heard about the Cloud Foundry EMC dojo, I was immediately intrigued to contribute to the best PaaS in the industry.
Victor: Before joining EMC, I was an engineering director of a legacy Java Enterprise Application in a traditional technology company. When I first entered the Cloud Foundry Dojo in San Francisco, I was deeply impressed with the passion and energy that each person shared.

Why Thursday February 4, 2016 is an Important Day for Cloud Foundry

by January 20, 2016

Who doesn’t love a great meetup, right? Make it Cloud Foundry Meet Up – and count me in. I am there!
There have been Cloud Foundry Meet Ups since 2011 and perhaps there were informal ones even earlier than that. There have been Cloud Foundry Meet Ups in New York City since 2013. However, for whatever reason, there has never been a New Jersey Cloud Foundry Meet Up. What’s up with that? There has been a severe lack of love for the Garden State. Some may even call it disrespect.
We had all run out of good excuses for why this was the case. The answer was always New York City if the question was about a Meet Up. Well, you know what. NYC =/ NJ. While sometimes getting into New York City is easy, many times it is not.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition: Episode 13: 2015 was a great year!

by January 18, 2016

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition Episode 13! The news includes:

2015 was a great year for Cloud Foundry. The Cloud Foundry Foundation was formed, 53 member companies joined to use and contribute to Cloud Foundry and we now have Cloud Foundry Certification. Companies like GE, Bosch, and Siemens are using Cloud Foundry in the Industrial Internet. National government projects in the US, UK, Australia, and South Korea are using Cloud Foundry!
The call for papers for the Cloud Foundry Summit Santa Clara will be coming soon!
The Cloud Foundry Advisory Board met earlier this week. Lots of news there.
Altoros has a series of Cloud Foundry Webinars.
The EMC Dojo Opening Ceremony is happening on January 22nd. RSVP now!
The London Meetup is holding a recap of the 2015 Summits.

CloudFoundry Shanghai Meetup in December 2015 – A Recap and Perspective

by January 15, 2016

In 2015, I visited China three times. More recently in early December and previously in August and for the first time ever in early March. I have practically seen most important parts of the vast capital Beijing over the four visits, as it was also the city I visited the most. While I would highly recommend visiting Beijing in August rather than the other two other times I was there, a visit to China in general should be in everyone’s radar if you are into Cloud technology. The Cloud is taking off so fast there that opportunities seem to be at every corners.

So it was not surprising to me that the CloudFoundry (CF) organization decided to hold its first CF-Summit Asia in China.

Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 12: Cloud Foundry Certification

by December 17, 2015

Welcome to the Cloud Foundry Morning Edition, Episode 12, Cloud Foundry Certification includes news about:

Cloud Foundry Certification is here! CenturyLink, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, IBM, Pivotal, SAP and Swisscom will all be distributing certified Cloud Foundry, the Industry Standard Cloud Platform. Lots of news in the media like this article from SD Times, Cloud Foundry Unites Worldwide.
Cloud Foundry Summit Shanghai was a success!
It’s now easy for everyone to sign up for the Cloud Foundry Slack channel.
CloudFoundry-Mesos lets DCOS users an option for running their cloud-native, microservice-based apps in a single, reliable environment.
Cloud Foundry Advisory Board monthly meeting was this week.