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Deploying a Rails 5 App with MongoDB, Redis, and CarrierWave to IBM Bluemix

Nick Herman


In this post, we show how to deploy a Rails 5 application with MongoDB as a database and CarrierWave for image processing to Bluemix. The source code for the article is available here.


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Recap: Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, Day 2

Alex Khizhniak

CF Summit: Ideation wall

                 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 work with Cloud Foundry become 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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.NET on Cloud Foundry, Part 3: Deploying a MapReduce Application with Mono

Alex Makarenko

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

In the previous posts, we created a MapReduce application and successfully deployed it to CF using Iron Foundry. This time, we will try to push it to the original Cloud Foundry using a buildpack based on Mono, an open-source framework that helps to create cross-platform .NET applications.


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.NET on Cloud Foundry, Part 1: Installation on Windows and Using Iron Foundry

Alex Makarenko

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Creating .NET apps with Iron Foundry

PaaS has revolutionized the way applications are developed and deployed. With reduced delivery cycles and full automation, PaaS users can reach the market faster, significantly improving ROI and time-to-revenue. Cloud Foundry is one of the most popular open-source solutions for enterprises.

Until recently, .NET developers—who constitute a large part of software delivery folks—had rather limited access to Cloud Foundry’s services. The Iron Foundry project has corrected this imbalance by providing support for .NET on Cloud Foundry. It is not merely an extension, but an entire collection of tools and services .NET developers are used to working with, e.g. MS SQL and Message Bus-as-a-Service. Services can be bound to applications, so you do not have to worry about infrastructure and maintenance.

This post starts a series that will explore the capabilities of Iron Foundry. To show you how this platform works and try its services in action, I am going to create a validation prototype using a mixture of .NET and Node.js. I will rely on the Cloud-First approach in my investigation on how application interaction, management, and deployment are implemented in this platform. By the end of the series, you will have learned everything you need to know about creating .NET apps on Iron Foundry.


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Still not into Cloud Foundry? Join Our Hands-on Workshops to Get the Most of the CF Summit

Manuel García


On Jun 9-11, 800+ Platform-as-a-Service fans will gather at the Cloud Foundry Summit in San Francisco to discuss DevOps topics, CF roadmap, community contributions, and operational best practices. Altoros, which has recently become a Silver member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, is also participating. Besides providing the gold-level sponsorship to the event and delivering a 10-minute lightning talk, we will organize two in-depth hands-on training for developers and DevOps.

Cloud Foundry training: $300 off with the promo code CFWS


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Top 20 Quotes from Platform, The Cloud Foundry Conference

Volha Kurylionak

Platform: The Cloud Foundry Conference attracted 450+ developers and PaaS experts from around the globe. In this post, we collected top quotes by the speakers and attendees of this amazing event.

1. “PlatformCF was the largest event in the history of PaaS and the most important event since Google App Engine.” —James Watters, Head of Product for Cloud Foundry, Pivotal 

2. “It was epic.” —Andy Piper, Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, Pivotal 

Andrei Yurkevich Proposing a Break Out Session
Andrei Yurkevich of Altoros proposing a break out session


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Big Data and Cloud Infrastructures: Jeremy Geelan Interviews Renat Khasanshyn at Cloud Expo 2012

Olga Belokurskaya

On November 5–8, 2012, the 11th Cloud Expo was held in Santa Clara, CA. The event was dedicated to Big Data and cloud computing—the two most popular trends in the IT world that changed the way companies deal with their data. Particularly, the participants who gathered in in the Santa Clara Convention Center, were up to finding out more about cloud readiness, adoption, and taking a deeper look at Big Data trends.

Among the speakers were the most notable players in the cloud field. The event featured a great number of technical sessions, strategic sessions, industry keynotes, and discussions aimed at a detailed overview of the Cloud in terms of business, economy and technology.

Renat Khasanshyn, CEO of Altoros, was also one of the participants of the Expo and had been interviewed by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. They discussed the ways Altoros works and helps its customers to deal with Big Data and cloud initiatives.

Renat also had a chance to take part in the exclusive Q&A about the cloud infrastructure.

“I’m not expecting consolidation in the infrastructure space, except for acquisitions that have to hire strong engineering teams.” —Renat Khasanshyn, CEO, Altoros

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