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Porting Cloud Foundry to IBM POWER Processors

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Porting Cloud Foundry to IBM POWER Processors

Alexander Lomov

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IBM POWER microprocessors are extensively used to run mission-critical workloads for the world’s largest financial companies, but they are little known inside the Cloud Foundry community. IBM and Altoros are working to change that by bringing CF to the POWER8 architecture. This post sheds some light on the current progress and describes the issues that we had to overcome. It also features a short demo of a CF app running on ppc64le architecture.

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How to Add BOSH Support to a Custom Cloud (Part 2): External BOSH CPIs

Alexander Lomov

Part 1 | Part 2

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Until recently, all custom BOSH CPIs were forks of the BOSH project. They were hard to maintain and had to be implemented in Ruby. In August 2014, the BOSH team introduced the new external CPI mechanism that has removed these constraints. The second part of our blog series on adding BOSH support to custom clouds will be dedicated to external BOSH CPIs, how they are used, and what it takes to build one.

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How to Discover Services on Lattice with Consul

Alexey Zalesov

consul-latticeLattice is a light-weight, open source tool for clustering containers. Containers in a Lattice cluster are long-running processes or one-time tasks that are scaled and scheduled dynamically. Apps running in containers have to use external services, such as MySQL, RabbitMQ, etc., but if these services are dynamic, you cannot hardcode their IPs to the client.

The solution is to use a service discovery product, such as Consul, a highly available, distributed tool for discovering and configuring services. In this tutorial, I describe how an app running in Lattice can discover a MySQL service with Consul.
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How to Remotely Debug Cloud Foundry Apps

Juan Pablo Genovese

How to remotly debug Cloud Foundry applicationsWhen using Cloud Foundry for deploying apps, one might expect that all the test suites will run painlessly and what works in development/testing/staging will work in production. However, what if it won’t? What if it is impossible to replicate those conditions in a non-production environment? Here, remote debugging comes to the rescue.

In this blog post, I provide guidelines on how to remotely debug Ruby and Java applications deployed with Cloud Foundry.
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Are Diego and Docker Really Good Friends?

Lev Berman

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Support for Docker is one of the main advantages of Cloud Foundry Diego, but how far does this compatibility go? Is it possible to push an arbitrary image from the Docker Hub to Diego and, if not, what are the constraints? What’s going to change in the future? Finally, why should anyone want to use Diego with Docker at all?

In this post, I’ll answer all of these questions, as well as show how to customize and push the official Redis image and demonstrate how to turn it into a simple service to be consumed by other apps.

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Top 100 Quotes from the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015

Alex Khizhnyak

cf-summit-quotes-2015After having attended Day 1 and Day 2 of this year’s CF Summit, we strongly believe: the momentum looks unstoppable for Cloud Foundry. Ten Fortune 500 companies, seven new CF Foundation members, 120 user groups in 40 countries, and it’s just the beginning.

All these people had a lot to share during the event. Their knowledge, wisdom, and humor were invaluable. Read this selection of quotes collected during the two days—some of these words will go down in history.
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The Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, Day 2

Renat Khasanshyn

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                 All recaps: Day 1 | Day 2 | Top 100 Quotes

According to Diego Lapiduz—who presented at CF Summit on Monday—one of his colleagues recently said: “If you take Cloud Foundry from us, we will hurt you.” Quite convincing to hear this from anyone working within US GSA!

Still, every joke has its share of truth. Those who already implemented Cloud Foundry, became its advocates. Keynotes and sessions delivered on the 2nd day proved that once again. Read on to learn what May 12 brought to 1,500 attendees of the summit.
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The Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, Day 1

Renat Khasanshyn

                 All recaps: Day 1 | Day 2 | Top 100 Quotes

cf summitThis year, the Cloud Foundry Summit introduced a stronger focus on community diversity and closer collaboration between its ecosystem members. New partnerships, integrations, support for a broader technology stack, etc. Just like a year ago, I recap what was happening this Monday at the Santa Clara Convention Center, which was themed in the cyberpunk style.
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See You at the Cloud Foundry Summit 2015!

Sophie Turol

the-cloud-foundry-summit-2015The very first Cloud Foundry conference (PlatformCF) gathered 450+ people in 2013. The year after, this number was already around 1,000. It is expected that the forthcoming CF Summit’15 will get 1,500 attendees. It’s awesome to watch the community grow so quickly! Let’s recall what it was like last year:

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Top 40 Quotes

As a Gold sponsor of the CF Summit and a speaker, we have a limited number of free passes to give away. Willing to get one? Write back to us and we’ll see if we can help you to attend the summit for free.
 

Join our sessions on BOSH, Lattice, Docker, and CF metrics

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Microservices Architecture Patterns; Riak on Cloud Foundry: live stream

Renat Khasanshyn

We are happy to sponsor live streaming from the Cloud Foundry & Docker meetup in beautiful San Ramon, California! Tune in, or check out the agenda:

Agenda. 

microservices-architecture-patterns-plus-riak-on-cloud-foundryTalk #1: 6:45–7:30 PM Riak and RiakCS on Cloud Foundry

Speaker: Randy Secrist, Director of Professional Services at Basho Technologies

• Introduction to Riak, a distributed Key Value database.

• Introduction to Riak CS, a distributed S3 large object store.

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