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In this post, CTO and Senior Manager of Field Engineering, Simon Elisha, shares his perspective on how he arrived at Pivotal, why he is excited, and what he is working on. As a prior enterprise architect at Cisco and a customer-facing advisor/educator for Amazon Web Services, he brings plenty of insight on the advantages of Cloud Foundry. He is also hiring in Australia and New Zealand!
In a video taken at the CF Summit, Swisscom is joined by a panel from Cloud Foundry and OpenStack/Piston Cloud to discuss their thoughts on the strategy and goals behind using OpenStack and Cloud Foundry together to build their future cloud platform. Swisscom shares the importance of building agility, collaboration, and open source into the platform in order to help them to deliver value added offerings with the “end user as consumer.” The talk also dives into lessons learned and the concept of developing unique competencies with Piston Cloud, OpenStack, and Cloud Foundry.
In this post, we highlight the video where Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz explains how the Cloud Foundry community can come together to build a lasting, valuable contribution, ultimately leading to a huge impact on the world and our futures. In it, he covers the story of how Cloud Foundry was born, the big technology shifts underpinning PaaS ecosystems, recipes for successful PaaS technology foundations, applications in the Post-Paper Era, and the major themes at the Cloud Foundry Summit.
MercadoLibre is one of the largest e-commerce sites on Earth and is eBay’s Latin American partner. In this interview, Matias Waisgold, Technical Lead for MercadoLibre’s APIs explains how they use RabbitMQ, Redis, and Groovy on Grails to improve the user experience, shorten development cycle time, and scale their applications to big data levels. He explains their architecture, the solution and approach to scale, the benefits, and more.
In this post, we summarize a talk given by Dr. Mike Maximilien from IBM Cloud Labs and James Bayer, Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Director of Product Management. The two provide a detailed comparison between Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Amazon, Heroku, and OpenShift, and their agenda included background, limitations to validity, methodology, results, insights, and potential next steps. You can also find links to the slides and video.
As shared at the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, Monsanto sees huge benefits with Cloud Foundry. From increased efficiency and productivity to less finger pointing between developers and operations, Infrastructure Architect, Mark Seidenstricker, shares the insights and learnings from their journey with Cloud Foundry, lists many benefits, discusses cultural and change management shifts in IT, and outlines their future plans. Ultimately, he sees how management will progress on a widespread investment in their cloud once the organization knows how to deliver the benefits of a 50% productivity improvement in the software development lifecycle.
Earlier this month at CF Summit, SAP's René Welches delivered a presentation, Commerce as a Service (CaaS) with Cloud Foundry, Welches started with a strong air of gratitude, “I was about to change the title to Commerce as a Micro-service (CaaMS) because we are using a lot of the micro-services concepts. I was really happy after the talk yesterday on micro-services because it really confirmed what we are planning to do.” He then went on to explain how they were in the process of developing against this architecture, how the architecture came about, how it works, what use cases drive it, and what open source projects are used that is summarized in this post and can be viewed in the attached video.
In this article, Apache committer and Project Management Committee Member, Henry Saputra, shares why Pivotal is a great place to work, what is going on with open source, big data, and PaaS, and how the Cloud Foundry and Hadoop ecosystems are integrating from Pivotal’s perspective. He also gives a lot of insight on his experience, vision, and where software development is headed in the context of making Hadoop scale elastically on Cloud Foundry.
Cancer takes millions of lives and costs billions of dollars. One of the big problems is the expense and waste in pharmaceutical R&D efforts. Redbasin Networks has begun to attack this problem from a software and big data perspective, achieving success through an agile or fast-failure mindset. While they face significant challenges managing heterogeneous and expensive big data sets about cancer, they have been able to capture insight from automated algorithms—doing analysis in 8 hours instead of man months of largely manual effort. At last year’s SpringOne 2GX, they shared their company background, the challenges with cancer data, a working data model, and how the Redbasin analytics platform uses Spring, Redis, Neo4J, MongoDB, and more.
Spring YARN is possibly one of the coolest projects on planet earth these days. Come meet Janne Valkealahti , one of Pivotal’s London-based open source engineers who hails from Finland. Janne is our resident Spring YARN Master, and, in this Q&A session, he tells us how he ended up at Pivotal, why Spring YARN is pretty cool, what he loves about being an open source software developer, and more.