Service Management Through Cloud Foundry Eclipse

featured-CF-eclipse The latest version of the Cloud Foundry Eclipse plug-in contains various enhancements for managing services in Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry Eclipse is a joint collaboration between Pivotal Software and IBM. Version 1.7.2 of the plug-in contains an updated UI that improves Cloud service management in Eclipse. In this article, we will cover service management for a Pivotal Web Services (PWS) server instance using the new UI. We first start by showing how to install Cloud Foundry Eclipse and create a server instance to PWS. We then show how to create a service, and how to bind that service to an application. Finally, we show how to unbind a service from an application as well as delete the service.

All Things Pivotal Episode #2 – Why Customers Want To Use Pivotal CF

featured-pivotal-podcast In this week's episode, Simon shares insights on why organisations want to use Platform-as-a-Service, and a more detailed tour of Pivotal CF and its components. This includes some of the high level ideas behind the platform, why it is built the way it is–and looking “under the covers” as to the major components that make up the platform.

Cloud Foundry’s Container Technology: A Garden Overview

featured-CF-container In this post, Pivotal Cloud Foundry expert, Glyn Normington, explains how Cloud Foundry's container technology works. Named Garden, the application includes a generally platform agnositc front end and a platform-specific backend. The Linux backend relies on standard Linux containers and operating system features such as namespaces, control groups, and various resource control and networking facilities to isolate containers from each other and limit their impact on the host virtual machine. Garden is designed to create containers and provide telemetry, managing the container life cycle.

All Things Pivotal Podcast – Now Available!

featured-pivotal-podcast Today we are launching the All Things Pivotal Podcast. Narrated by Pivotal Field CTO Simon Elisha, who previously had a popular podcast during his tenure at AWS, this is a regular podcast that covers all aspects related to the work Pivotal does with customers, the types of technological advancements we are contributing to and the kinds of businesses that are evolving based on Pivotal Software technologies. You can grab the feed from iTunes or right here:

Case Study: How shrebo, the Sharing Economy Platform, Innovates with Cloud Foundry

featured-time-to-innovate Former banking technology executive and shrebo founder, Patrick Senti, gives blog readers an explanation of the impact of open source solutions like Cloud Foundry and Redis. In this post, he answers questions about his needs for a platform like Cloud Foundry, the outcomes to date, his company background, technical solutions with Cloud Foundry, and more.

Co-Founder of Piston & OpenStack Board Member, Joshua McKenty, Joins Pivotal

featured-jmckenty As Josh McKenty joins Pivotal, he shares with us his journey in IT that led him to the OpenStack years, where he helped shape OpenStack both for open source as well as the commercialized hardened OpenStack product offered by Piston, a company he founded. With OpenStack firm on its course, McKenty shares with us why he is taking this opportunity to climb "up the stack" and join Pivotal and our Cloud Foundry team as a field CTO.

Using Maven to push to Cloud Foundry with Java 8

featured-maven-CF In this post, Pivotal Developer Advocate, Johannes Tuchscherer, explains how to use Maven with a Cloud Foundry plugin to run a Java app with Java 8. He provides several references and tips on how to get an environment running with this plug-in.

An ‘Open’ Invitation to Oracle: Cloud Foundry Welcomes You

featured-CF-Oracle-Invitation As rumored early last week, today Oracle made news about its latest effort in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market, its third such announcement in as many years. Pivotal would like to acknowledge this milestone for Oracle and invite them to join us and other industry leaders like IBM, Intel, HP, SAP, Rackspace, VMware, CenturyLink, Docker, EMC, Accenture, CapGemini, BNY Mellon, Swisscom, NTT and Verizon (among many others) and become a member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. By doing so, Oracle will join a growing ecosystem of companies that are united around the common goal of meeting the evolving needs of customers and giving them the necessary tools to innovate in an era of open technology. We hope Oracle will embrace an open approach to PaaS, working with our existing (and growing) community to help bring the power of PaaS to more enterprises around the world.

Pivotal CF 1.3 Is Generally Available

featured-pcf Pivotal CF 1.3 is now generally available, complete with new capabilities that make it easier for enterprise IT to arm their developers with a Platform as a Service (PaaS) in their data center while gaining the security, high availability and governance that IT desires. This post describes the highlights of this release including multiple availability zones; multiple networks; security groups; on-demand access to enterprise Hadoop; dynamically updated usage reports, application status, events and logs; and introducing 4 new languages for internationalization and localization.

Installing DreamFactory on Pivotal Web Services

featured-pws-dreamfactory In this guest post, DreamFactory shares how their open source REST API platform can now be installed on Pivotal Web Services as an application, helping developers to build front-end applications on their local machines and then push the required mobile back-end infrastructure services onto PWS for reliable, scalable and affordable PaaS hosting. DreamFactory cites that they chose to offer their app on PWS because it results in the ideal experience for their customers, including simplicity in operations and deployment. The post includes an easy HOWTO get DreamFactory running on your PWS instance.