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How to Push Private Docker Images and Enable Caching on Cloud Foundry Diego

Andrei Krasnitski

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Diego has brought Docker to Cloud Foundry, but only public Docker images are supported out-of-the-box. In this post, I will go over two solutions for those who cannot have their data in the open: private Docker registries and Diego Docker Cache. Below, you will find installation steps for both and a demo of how to deploy Diego Docker Cache.


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An Outstanding Cloud Foundry Feature: App Placement and Host Affinity

Aliaksandr Prysmakou


Out of the box, Cloud Foundry doesn’t give us the ability to control application placement or to specify a target host(s) for an application. This may be critical when one needs to separate apps between different environments or host types—or for any other type of app segregation. The good news is that this can be resolved very easily.



Tuning Configuration of the Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack to Avoid Out-of-Memory Errors

Andrei Bushyk


Java apps created in accordance with 12-factors are supposed to run in Cloud Foundry without modifications. However, sometimes the defaults provided by the public buildpacks don’t work. In this post, we will look at two ways to resolve out-of-memory errors.


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Join the Trainings During Cloud Foundry Summit 2016!

Juan Pablo Genovese


Altoros is bringing its knowledge to the biggest and greatest event of the Cloud Foundry community: the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, CA. Thousands of attendees get together every year to share their experience, as well as learn, connect, and discuss Cloud Foundry and DevOps in general.

This year, three training sessions will be held, explaining how to deploy and manage Cloud Foundry, go cloud-native with microservices-based architectures, operate the platform with BOSH, etc. The trainings will be conducted by qualified instructors from Altoros, Pivotal, and Stark & Wayne—the companies that work with these tools on a daily basis. Read the details below.


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8 Pro Tips for Using Concourse CI with Cloud Foundry

Alexander Lomov


There are at least a dozen continuous integration solutions out there, but the majority of them are challenging to learn, scale, and debug. Most importantly, few of them were designed with pipelines in mind. Not able to find a tool that could handle something as massive and complex as Cloud Foundry, Pivotal decided to write their own. This resulted in Concourse CI, a user-friendly continuous delivery technology that focuses on pipelines, is easy to scale, runs anywhere, and works with anything.

From this post, you will learn how Concourse CI differs from other similar products, how it works, and how it can help you to “nitrocharge” your own projects.



.NET on Pivotal CF: Scaling an App on Diego

Raman Yurkin


Previously, we deployed a .NET app to Diego on Pivotal CF and bound it to a MS SQL service. However, hardly any cloud app exists as a single instance. So, in this post, we will scale the demo app horizontally and test how it works on multiple instances.


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Cloud Foundry Security: BOSH User Roles and the UAA Service

Aliaksandr Prysmakou

BOSH Security: User Roles and the UAA identity management service

BOSH is a versatile tool that combines features for building releases, deploying, monitoring, updating, and otherwise managing life cycle of cloud software. In most cases, it is BOSH that controls and watches over the VMs where all Cloud Foundry components reside. Doesn’t it mean that BOSH operators have access to everything inside the deployment?

The answer is “It depends.” From this post, you will learn what information and access rights are available to BOSH operators and how to make BOSH and Cloud Foundry deployments more secure, using the UAA identity management service and BOSH’s own internal capabilities.


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Cloud Foundry Security: Achieving PCI DSS Compliance

Aliaksandr Prysmakou

Evaluating Cloud Foundry Against the PCI DSS Security Standard

Cloud Foundry adopters come from all areas, including the highly regulated healthcare, finance, and public sectors. A common question is, “Can an open-source platform comply with security standards accepted in our industry?” In this post, I evaluate Cloud Foundry against the requirements of PCI DSS v3.1, a security standard widely used in the financial industry.



How to Set Up a Cloud Foundry Infrastructure for .NET Apps in Minutes

Lev Berman

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If you are planning to build a POC to find out how .NET apps work on Cloud Foundry, it can be done very quickly now. In this post, I’ll show you that all you need to set up such an infrastructure is an AWS account and maybe some tea to drink while things are getting installed. We’ll focus on achieving a working deployment in as few steps as possible—even before your tea goes cold.


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Cloud Foundry Containers: Warden, Docker, and Garden

Maksim Zhylinski


Warden is a container implementation currently used in Cloud Foundry. At the same time, Docker is another option to easily and efficiently manage containers. That’s why a lot has been made to enable Docker in the Diego runtime.

Here, I briefly compare Warden and Docker: their implementation, what makes them alike/different, and how they’ll work together in Garden—the new container back end that will become available in Diego.



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