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Using AWS spot instances to cut the cost of your BOSH deployments

AWS, Google and Azure are in a price war; and seem committed to matching on-demand prices. That is good, but not the whole story. The under reported price is that of the AWS spot market; which can be up to … Continue reading

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Remote Dependencies, Convenience, Risk and Other Considerations for Operating Distributed Systems

One deeply held principle by experienced distributed system operators that I have worked with is that you should have no external dependencies to your software other than the ties to minimum requirements of the OS such as common system libraries, … Continue reading

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Deploying Tomcat 7 Using the Standalone Framework

The new standalone framework support greatly increases the number of different types of non-Web applications that can run on Cloud Foundry, including application servers. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to deploy a “hello world” application in a Tomcat 7 container … Continue reading

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Deploying Tomcat 7 Using the Standalone Framework

The new standalone framework support greatly increases the number of different types of non-Web applications that can run on Cloud Foundry, including application servers. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to deploy a “hello world” application in a Tomcat 7 container … Continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Multi-Cloud Options Keep Multiplying: BOSH CPI Support for OpenStack

Cloud Foundry provides a consistent model for deploying and running applications across multiple clouds. This multi-cloud approach preserves developer choice and flexibility, both today and in the future. Following on the heels of the BOSH hackathon at the recent OpenStack … Continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Multi-Cloud Options Keep Multiplying: BOSH CPI Support for OpenStack

Cloud Foundry provides a consistent model for deploying and running applications across multiple clouds. This multi-cloud approach preserves developer choice and flexibility, both today and in the future. Following on the heels of the BOSH hackathon at the recent OpenStack … Continue reading

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