devops

What We Learned After Five Years of Cloud Foundry at Rakuten

by August 24, 2016

A team of seven engineers at Rakuten, a Japanese ecommerce and Internet company, has been running Cloud Foundry in production for five years on over 5,000 virtual servers. In this video, DevOps engineers Ronak Banka and Carlo Alberto Ferraris demonstrate their breadth of experience, and share valuable lessons learned from their time running one of the world’s largest Cloud Foundry deployments to make operations and maintenance efforts scale efficiently.
Watch the video to learn the scope of solutions to empower users. Here’s a preview of lessons learned from the talk:

Know when to say no! Don’t try to make everything fit.
Forking is a terrible idea. There is far too much value in the community and too much momentum.

Hertz Leads IT Transformation using Cloud Foundry

by June 15, 2016

The Hertz Corporation. (PRNewsFoto/The Hertz Corporation)
A leader since the Ford Model T
Companies that are household names are rarely associated with innovation. Particularly when those companies have been household names since the 1920s. This is especially true for industries like car rental.
A New Approach
Fast forward to 2016. Hertz Global Holdings operates the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly car rental brands in approximately 9,980 corporate and licensee locations throughout approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.
John LaFreniere, Enterprise Architecture Vice President at Hertz
Hertz is now one of the largest car rental companies in the United States.

Springer Nature Reduces Deployment Time From Weeks To Minutes with Cloud Foundry

by May 17, 2016

Building the Foundation for Growth

Two years ago when Daniel Otte, Head of Platform Engineering, and Simon Johansson, Platform Engineer at Springer Nature, chose Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) as the foundation for global application deployment, little did they know that this decision would be a harbinger of huge transformations. May 2015 marked the final approval of the merger that formed Springer Nature, a transaction that combined Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. This merger grew the company to almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries. Today, Springer Nature is a major force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing.

Facilitating Open Community: an Interview with Andrew Clay Shafer

by August 1, 2013

While planning the first Platform conference, I asked Andrew Shafer for advice and to facilitate an unconference. I first met him at OSCON 2010 and have enjoyed Andrew’s thought provoking perspective ever since. I sat down with Andrew to learn more about his experience with conferences, communities, open source, business and his plans for the Platform unconference.
Andrew, most people who are following the cloud computing and devops storyline for the past few years probably know who you are, but why don’t we start with an introduction.
Right, I’m Andrew Clay Shafer (@littleidea). A lot of people know me as a co-founder of Puppet Labs, and for evangelizing devops, but I worked for a couple of funded startups before that.