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 platform is delivered to cloud-native engineers working with Cloud Foundry as end-users. The three main courses include:

Open-source Cloud Foundry for Operators
Open-source Cloud Foundry for Developers
Open-source Cloud Foundry for DevOps

Members of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem that help enterprises to innovate faster may also find this learning environment useful.

Warner Music Group’s Journey from Private to Public Cloud (Video)

by July 12, 2016

Warner Music Group’s Director of Engineering Adam Chesterton and Altoros’ CEO Renat Khasanshyn came together at Cloud Foundry Summit NA 2016 to provide a closer look at WMG’s journey over the last year.
Early adopters of Cloud Foundry, Warner Music Group remains one of the largest organizations using the community version of Cloud Foundry for production workloads. But a year ago, the company was in the process of a multi-data center rollout when it took a step back and began an “all in” move to public cloud with Cloud Foundry as the backbone.
Watch the video below to follow along on the journey from managed private cloud running Cloud Foundry and data services, to rethinking the economics of composable enterprise, to running on multiple availability zones at AWS.

Installing Cloud Foundry on Vagrant

by June 27, 2013

This is a guest blog post by Altoros, a software development firm specializing in PaaS enablement and integration services around Hadoop and NoSQL.
Cloud Foundry is by default a highly distributed multi-tenant platform that is usually deployed at scale (>40 nodes) on top of existing virtualized infrastructure (e.g., VMware vSphere or vCloud, Amazon AWS or OpenStack). For the novice Cloud Foundry developer, a full scale PaaS deployment isn’t always an affordable choice. To address this issue, the Cloud Foundry team released Micro Cloud Foundry as a virtual machine image that could be run on a laptop. Micro Cloud Foundry behaved much like a production cloud and provided developers a sandbox to play with.