Category Archives: CloudFoundry

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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Migrating a Cloud Foundry PaaS to Run on OpenStack

The following is a guest blog post by Julian Fischer (hello@anynines.com, @railshoster) founder and CEO or AnyNines, a Cloud Foundry and Rails hosting service operated by Avarteq GmbH in Saarbrücken, Germany. Cloud Foundry is well known for simplifying application portability … Continue reading

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SAP HANA Service Broker Contributed to the Cloud Foundry Incubator

The quintessential story for platform as a service is that the developer needn’t perform a bunch of administrative functions just to start working on their code. Have a look at the installation instructions for the developer-targeted Spring Trader reference implementation … Continue reading

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Sending Email from Cloud Foundry Java Applications with SendGrid

The following is a guest blog post by Scott Motte (@scottmotte), Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a cloud based SMTP email delivery and management service. A few weeks ago SendGrid released their sendgrid-java helper library. The library goes a step further … Continue reading

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Continuous Deployment and Application Delivery with CloudMunch

The following is a guest post from Rosmi Chandy, Software Developer at CloudMunch, a continuous deployment and application delivery platform. CloudMunch recently announced the availability of our integration with Cloud Foundry. CloudMunch is a cloud-based solution for continuous integration, testing … Continue reading

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Georgia Tech Hack for Good on Cloud Foundry

This last weekend I had the tremendous pleasure of spending it with the incredibly bright, creative and inventive students of Georgia Tech. The occasion was a “hack for good,” an intense 24 hour code-cutting marathon where the participants were challenged … Continue reading

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The Platform for Building Great Software

Since the formation of Pivotal as an independent company the Cloud Foundry open source ecosystem has progressed from a promising collection of early movers to the dominant pattern for enterprise PaaS. Tomorrow, to celebrate the GA launch of Pivotal CF, … Continue reading

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Announcing Cloud Foundry cf v6

You can find our new Cloud Foundry CLI, written in Go on github. A complete rewrite, and yes, we changed things We hadn’t been happy with the Ruby CLI for a while. We had three big problems: it was hard … Continue reading

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Improved Java Tooling for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal has released several new components that enable developers using Java, Groovy, and other JVM languages to deploy applications to Cloud Foundry quickly and easily. This blog post will show the options available to JVM developers with this new tooling. … Continue reading

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Essential Elements of an Enterprise PaaS

When I speak with customer prospects about Cloud Foundry, I don’t start with networks, servers, VMs and build my way up a stack of abstractions, instead I ask them how they will change to compete in an industrial era increasingly … Continue reading

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