Ignore the hysteria, Cloud Foundry is just fine

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Recently, Rishidot analyst Krishnan Subramanian proclaimed the Cloud Foundry, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud, had met its demise as a standalone platform. Really? That’s news to me, and I cover Cloud Foundry like paint. What got Subramanian so frazzled was Cloud Foundry started offering Docker in place of its own container runtime, Garden. And at the recent […]

Cloud Foundry: Do-it-yourself platform as a service

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You can certainly run a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud on one of the major public clouds. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has Elastic Beanstalk, Microsoft Azure has the self-explanatory Azure PaaS, Google Cloud has Google App Engine, etc., etc. But did you know you can also run your own private — or hybrid or […]

Cloud native: Present and future

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When we started with clouds, it was all about taking existing IT structures and moving them to the cloud. Infrastructure to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), software to Software as a Service (SaaS), and so on. Then, as clouds matured, people started combining Linux and containers with the idea of assembling applications from container-based microservices. […]