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Altoros Releases a Self-Service Cloud Foundry Training Platform

By December 23, 2016

Altoros, a Cloud Foundry Foundation members, has announced general availability of the first-ever self-service Cloud Foundry training platform. In a user-owned cloud environment, engineers can learn and play with open-source Cloud Foundry first-hand. Combining online tutorials with real infrastructure experience, the course is offered in basic, intermediate, and advanced versions. Who may be interested? The training … Continue reading “Altoros Releases a Self-Service Cloud Foundry Training Platform”

Diego-release for Docker Containers at Scale on OpenPOWER

By November 10, 2016

In our earlier blog posts, we have described how to build and deploy Concourse, BOSH and cf-release on OpenPOWER systems, an alternative processor architecture based on IBM POWER systems. In separate performance experiments, we have run up to 10,000 containers in a single IBM POWER system and run workloads such as IBM WebSphere Liberty in Docker containers with better price performance … Continue reading “Diego-release for Docker Containers at Scale on OpenPOWER”

Cloud Development Best Practices – Common Anti-Patterns in Building Scalable Microservices with Cloud Foundry [Reblog]

By October 3, 2016

If you’re using Cloud Foundry to run apps at scale, you’ve probably asked yourself questions like “Should I store state in an application container’s file system?” or “Why does Cloud Foundry kill your app if you only have one instance of it running?” Bala Keelapudi, a Predix Support Engineer at GE Digital, offers developer solutions … Continue reading “Cloud Development Best Practices – Common Anti-Patterns in Building Scalable Microservices with Cloud Foundry [Reblog]”

Automating OpenStack Validation for Cloud Foundry

By September 23, 2016

When it comes to private cloud deployments of Cloud Foundry, OpenStack is often the infrastructure of choice. The OpenStack ecosystem is vibrant and growing, and for an installation, there is a huge number of projects to choose from. Each project comes with its own set of configurations. That’s why OpenStack validation for Cloud Foundry is something … Continue reading “Automating OpenStack Validation for Cloud Foundry”

Cloud Foundry Containers: The Difference Between Warden, Docker, and Garden

By September 21, 2016

Does Cloud Foundry work with containers? According to this video from the Cloud Foundry Foundation, containers are “part of the platform’s DNA.” For those just getting started with Cloud Foundry and containers, we’ve put together an overview on different types of container implementations and how they might be used. Until recently, Warden was the main … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry Containers: The Difference Between Warden, Docker, and Garden”

cf-release for OpenPOWER

By September 6, 2016

In a previous blog, we had described the availability of a Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcell and release binary for OpenPOWER systems (based on the IBM POWER microprocessor architecture). In this blog, we will describe the availability of a cf-release binary tarball (BOSH release for Cloud Foundry) for OpenPOWER. We will also describe steps to build cf-release from … Continue reading “cf-release for OpenPOWER”

Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic on Winning in Production [Video]

By August 16, 2016

With his trademark sense of humor, Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic recounts what it was like to build a web application without the knowledge of how to run it in production, how discovering Cloud Foundry enabled a massive shift, and how clients have now adopted Cloud Foundry in production of over 10,000 applications. Watch his thirty minute … Continue reading “Stark & Wayne’s Dr. Nic on Winning in Production [Video]”

Cloud Foundry BOSH on OpenPOWER systems open sourced!!

By August 3, 2016

In a previous blog, we had described how we enabled Cloud Foundry to run on OpenPOWER systems based on the IBM POWER architecture. We have now upstreamed changes into the Cloud Foundry BOSH source code repository. New versions of the Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcell and the bosh and openstack-cpi releases can be built for OpenPOWER … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry BOSH on OpenPOWER systems open sourced!!”