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 […]

Moving applications to the cloud: Lift-and-shift, refactor, or containers

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There’s no question we’re moving our applications to the cloud. We started with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for our data, and now most of us are considering  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for our programs. The question is, how will we move our programs to PaaS? You have three main choices: Lift-and-shift, refactor, or containers. With life-and-shift, you simply port your […]

2018: Ripensare le piattaforme aziendali

Nel 2018 saremo testimoni dell’evoluzione delle piattaforme aziendali cosicché le aziende potranno rispondere con maggior velocità ai cambiamenti del mercato, essere più produttive, e prendere migliori decisioni con più informazione a disposizione. Le aziende tenderanno ad avere piattaforme comuni, perché il business ormai demanda una piattaforma informativa molto più agile e stabile (in confronto con […]

2018: Re-platforming the enterprise

In 2018, we’re going to witness the re-platforming of the enterprise so companies can respond to market changes faster, be more productive, and make better-informed decisions. The enterprise will move to common platforms because businesses are demanding a much more agile and stable information platform (than their custom platforms) on which to create and operate. […]

Gartner shows us a world of public cloud haves — and have-nots

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Some people — and I’m one of them — are cynical about the value of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants. But, sometimes they hit the nail on the head. And, they do just that in their most recent analysis of the Infrastrcuture-as-a-Service (IaaS) public cloud. In this analysis, we see one ruler: Amazon Web Services (AWS). Oh, Microsoft, […]

Cloud Foundry offers cloud developer certification

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Many people can talk a good cloud game, but when it comes to building cloud applications, it’s another matter. That’s why the Cloud Foundry Foundation and The Linux Foundation is creating a cloud developer education and certification initiative: The “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. In a recent survey, the Cloud Foundry Foundation found that “64% of IT […]

Now’s the time for the C-Suite to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions

Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and […]

Adopting a cloud operating model: Difficult decisions ahead

When was the last time you’ve ever heard anyone say “IT Applications & Operations”? Frankly, in my 30+ year career in IT, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone use this term. The typical term we hear is IT Infrastructure & Operations. These two go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, which tells us a […]

Computing, without a server 

Serverless Computing… I find this to be a confusing term.  The definition of serverless computing is that it doesn’t mean there is no computing infrastructure – it’s just that the “consumers” don’t have to think about them. Sounds great – I don’t have to think about under/over capacity, scale, fault tolerant etc. Really – how […]

Cloud Foundry is ready for your platform-as-a-service needs

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Pretty much everyone gets Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) now. Platform-as-a-Service is still fighting an up-hill battle. But, Cloud Foundry is picking up traction. Attendees at the 2016 Cloud Foundry Summit in Silicon Valley described Cloud Foundry as a mature, comprehensive and cohesive platform with a strong, active and engaged community. Cloud Foundry has been developed through the collective effort […]