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Ten Pivotal Customers to Speak at Cloud Foundry Summit May 11-12

In less than a month Pivotal, along with 1,500 of Cloud Foundry community members, will come together in Santa Clara, California for the 3rd annual Cloud Foundry® Summit. Having been at every Summit since its inception, we’ve had a front row seat to the community’s growth and can tell you this will be far and away, the best Summit yet. Today, we’re excited to announce that 10 Pivotal customers will be speaking at this year’s show along with 10 talks from members of the our core Cloud Foundry team. We hope to see you at Summit this year. You can see a list of the Pivotal talks scheduled below, or go here to see the full agenda. Click on any of the topics to get a jumpstart on building out your schedule for the event.

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Lattice – Container Clustering Simplified

Last year we experienced huge enterprise demand for Cloud Foundry, a fully integrated cloud-native platform solution (which will be on full display at the Cloud Foundry Summit in May), but using Cloud Foundry has been a bit of an all or nothing proposition, until now. Lattice combines the container scheduling, per application dynamic routing and log aggregation components from Cloud Foundry as a stand-alone tool for deploying and operating clustered applications. Lattice’s goal is to be convenient and accessible to developer-produced infrastructure components that are small enough to be deployed on a laptop, but capable of scaling to manage resilient cloud native applications on any infrastructure.

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Build Newsletter: Open Source, Cloud Platforms, Mobile/IoT, DevOps/Agile—April 2015

In this month’s issue of Pivotal’s Build Newsletter for developers and architects, we first update you on big releases in the open source space—including open sourcing over a million lines of Pivotal GemFire® code in Project Geode. More news announcements around the Open Data Platform, Cloud Foundry and Spring are also included. We also look at evidence that mobile and IoT are connecting in many ways and running on the same back end platforms while the front-ends are experiencing increasingly faster innovation cycles. Lastly, we have a roundup of several excellent perspectives on Agile and DevOps, from CIO to developer.

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How To Write About PaaS and DevOps Without Once Typing “PaaS”

Many of us here at Pivotal have been eagerly contributing to the ongoing conversations around DevOps. What’s become clear over the years is that DevOps is more a discussion of how to do things — the process — than what the tools and technologies are. As Andrew and I discuss in an upcoming Pivotal Conversations episode, this is why DevOps is all about culture, rather than available technologies. Bearing that in mind. It may seem odd, then, that I’d want to point you towards a piece that explains how I think a “tool” can help spread the ideas of DevOps more broadly.

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Is Continuous Delivery a First Class Concern of Your Platform?

In the first of a series, I shared the story of my first morning spent on the Cloud Operations team that runs Pivotal Web Services, when we quickly and painlessly responded to a production incident using aspects of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, specifically BOSH. Today I’d like to share another experience from my ops tenure that on the surface looks like it’s about monitoring your deployment, but also provides a far deeper lesson on continuous delivery and platforms.

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Mendix and Pivotal Partner to Accelerate Delivery of Cloud-Native Applications

In this blog post, we highlight a recent integration with Mendix, a new Pivotal partner that provides technologies for rapid application development. The Mendix modeler enables non-technical, citizen developers to quickly develop mobile and web applications through a drag and drop UI. Now, with the Mendix buildpack for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, rapidly developed Mendix applications can be deployed on Pivotal Cloud Foundry and gain in operational agility as well.

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Organizing for DevOps Success

In this post, Cote provides a short overview of the changes needed for DevOps as a lead in to an article he recently wrote for FierceDevOps. Ultimately, he believes DevOps comes down to culture, that is, after you have some good technology to use cause it is also required to get there. But, the hard part seems to be the culture change.

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Getting Started with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and AppDynamics

The primary objective of a platform should be to provide a high-level of automation. This provides easy management of applications and services, while delivering consistent and error-free deployment of applications. To assist operators in this pursuit the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform provides a number of integrated services out-of-the-box, including AppDynamics, New Relic, and CloudBees Jenkins.This blog will focus on the “out-of-the-box” integration between Pivotal Cloud Foundry and AppDynamics.

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Maximizing Cloud Optionality

Pivotal's Cote reviews the big impact the small licensing changes we made last week had for Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers, allowing them to move between private clouds and Pivotal Web Services without incurring extra costs. Equally importantly, Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers now have all types of cloud at their disposal, helping them get the multi-cloud capabilities: they can run in full-on, public cloud multi-tenant mode, single-tenant “public cloud” in an AWS VPC, or “private cloud” on their own hardware. These changes allow customers a greater range of optionality for their infrastructure development and deployment choices, and speeding the time to deliver apps.

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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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