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CLOUD FOUNDRY
The Value of Discoverability in Context: Annotating EIP Use in AWS Console

In the Cloud Operations team at Pivotal, we value documentation that is easy to discover. One method we use at Pivotal to ensure the availability of documentation is is to make it visible within the normal workflow—or as we view it discoverable in-context. What follows is one example of the value of in-context documentation, and how we used that idea to better manage our Elastic IPs within our Amazon Web Services accounts.

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Free Hosting with Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Pivotal is now offering bundled managed capacity in the Pivotal Cloud Foundry software subscription, at no additional cost. Enterprises can take advantage of this new capability as a way to accelerate the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry in an organization, as well as offering diverse cloud options for different workloads.

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Announcing Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Amazon Web Services

Pivotal Cloud Foundry can now deploy applications natively on Amazon Web Services, offering a single deployment experience across public and private clouds. This multi-cloud accessibility ensures applications can be easily migrated between any supported cloud - public or private. Offering a true hybrid cloud approach.

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EMC Turns Open Source Sensei, Stages First Cloud Foundry “Dojo”

In this guest post from Brian Gallagher, President, EMC Cloud Management Division, and second degree black belt, introduces EMC's first Cloud Foundry "Dojo" in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a lab where developers can benefit from working directly with masters and advance to create new innovations through the art of code writing.

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New Book Explains How Cloud-Native Application Architectures Drive the Innovation Cycle

Stable industries that were previously dominated by entrenched leaders are now being disrupted by companies with software at their core. Companies like Square, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, and Tesla have significant brand recognition and rapidly increasing private market valuations. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a platform that was developed to raise the abstraction level to that of applications and services needed to rapidly deliver software, allowing for a renewed focus on the delivery of business value via software. But this value cannot be achieved by simply forklifting existing workloads onto the platform. To maximize the value obtained from the platform, the enterprise must migrate to cloud-native application architectures. At Pivotal, we’re constantly asked by customers “How do we get there?” To help answer that question, Pivotal's Matt Stine wrote a new e-book, available today, called Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures, published by O’Reilly Media, Inc.

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How Pivotal Performs Continuous Delivery of Mobile Services

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery play a large role in Pivotal’s agile engineering culture. Integration testing can be simulated in many different ways, but when it comes to Mobile Services, the only viable solution is to use real devices. We have implemented a method that offers an automated 360 view of our product quality throughout the development process, allowing us to test on the thousands of devices we have on-hand. Here’s an example of how we use Pivotal Cloud Foundry and iOS and Android bundles to test push notifications on a wide array of devices.

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Open Repo Now Available For .NET Applications On Cloud Foundry

The Cloud Foundry .NET team recently completed a significant milestone. Through a great partnership between Pivotal, CenturyLink, and IronFoundry we have made strides toward offering fully integrated Windows support on the Cloud Foundry platform. This support allows .NET applications the same access to the Cloud Foundry that Linux applications currently enjoy.

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The Three Horsemen of the Digital Apocalypse Considered

This post dissects two horsemen of the digital apocalypse by dissecting prolific industry mantras: "software is eating the world" and "businesses must change or die." To explain software's relationship to the world, Pivotal's Michael Coté provides research on growth sectors and points out how business goals map to software use in the real world. He then outlines supporting research and anecdotal evidence for why companies must change, sharing the importance of change directly from some of our most successful customers.

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Revelations From the Field – Life in the Operations Team

I have spent the last 25 years doing application development, and really have had little or no appreciation for operations. In fact, when I first started working with Cloud Foundry I was gleefully ignorant and believed all of the press that Platform as a Service (PaaS) was all about me – all for the developer. Then I joined the Pivotal Cloud Foundry team, started engaging with large enterprises and very quickly realized that PaaS done right brings as much value to an operations team as it does to a development team. I have learned a lot working with our most innovative customers.

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Continuous Delivery Among the Donkeys

In this post, Pivotal’s Coté explains how the "real service platform" is your delivery pipeline along with some dialogue about unicorns, horses, donkeys, yaks, and fat boy scouts. After providing reference research on the desired and current state of of continuous delivery and integration, Coté underscores two key things for development teams—the importance of the feedback loop and where to focus on overall delivery process improvements.

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