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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

Editors Note: This post is now outdated and should only be considered eligible to work with Cloud Foundry v1. The new standalone framework support greatly increases the number of different types of non-Web applications that can run on Cloud Foundry, including application … 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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