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Routing Performance

By December 8, 2016

Introduction The Cloud Foundry Routing subsystem handles and forwards all incoming requests to platform system components and applications. As such, the latency and throughput of the routing components has significant impact on the performance of your applications. Seemingly harmless code changes to these components could lead to unexpected performance regressions. A recent performance degradation in … Continue reading “Routing Performance”

The Future of Network Security in Cloud Foundry

By November 30, 2016

(This post assumes you’ve read the introductory blog post.) Introduction While Cloud Foundry is the world’s premier developer platform, we have heard from customers how we can give them even better control and security, and help them integrate Cloud Foundry into their current and new environments. In this post, we’ll talk about some common pain … Continue reading “The Future of Network Security in Cloud Foundry”

Meet the New Container Networking Stack for Cloud Foundry

By November 18, 2016

Introduction A few months ago, we shared a vision for container networking for Cloud Foundry. Today, we are excited to introduce you to netman-release – the new, pluggable container networking stack for Cloud Foundry. As stated in the vision, the main problems that the container networking effort aims to solve are: Security policies within Cloud Foundry are provided … Continue reading “Meet the New Container Networking Stack for Cloud Foundry”

Cloud Foundry Diego Approaching 250,000 Containers in a Single Cluster, And What That Means For the Enterprise

By September 19, 2016

Interest in containers reached a broad audience nearly two years ago. My, how time flies! Since then, adoption has been, well, up and to the left. Today, Cloud Foundry is announcing it’s retiring its legacy DEA backend in favor of Diego, which is rapidly approaching the scale of 250,000 containers in a single cluster. Why … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry Diego Approaching 250,000 Containers in a Single Cluster, And What That Means For the Enterprise”

EOL Timeline for Legacy Cloud Foundry DEA Backend

By September 19, 2016

Goal Cloud Foundry’s next generation runtime, Diego, is production ready and has been running production workloads since October 2015.  Work to increase its scalability substantially past that of the DEAs is nearing completion.  After this work completes we will be phasing out support for the DEA, Warden, HM9k, DEA Logging Agent, and Collector components.  In … Continue reading “EOL Timeline for Legacy Cloud Foundry DEA Backend”

Challenges of Testing a Highly Distributed Highly Scalable Cloud Platform: A Case of Cloud Foundry

By May 20, 2016

This work is co-authored by Nima Kaviani (IBM) and Amit Kumar Gupta (Pivotal). Introduction Cloud Foundry is an open source heavily distributed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software system for managing deployment and scalability of applications in the cloud. Promises of scalability, reliability, and elasticity that come inherent to deployments on Cloud Foundry, require the underlying distributed system … Continue reading “Challenges of Testing a Highly Distributed Highly Scalable Cloud Platform: A Case of Cloud Foundry”

Solving the Container Networking Puzzle on Cloud Foundry

By May 17, 2016

Inter-container communication or container networking on Cloud Foundry has been a big challenge for the Cloud Foundry community. So far, the only mechanism for enforcing policy for inter-container communication is to use GoRouter as a broker for all requests. There are many problems with this approach, and one of the biggest drawbacks has been security … Continue reading “Solving the Container Networking Puzzle on Cloud Foundry”

A Vision for the Future of Container Networking on Cloud Foundry

By May 13, 2016

Introduction In this post, the team working on networking shares a collaborative vision for container networking on Cloud Foundry and wants feedback from developers, architects, operations and network leaders. We will cover the fundamental concept and discuss technical prerequisites, goals and requirements, overlay networks, external resource policies, and service discovery. This article builds on the … Continue reading “A Vision for the Future of Container Networking on Cloud Foundry”