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Pivotal and VMware Preview Turnkey Cloud Native Platform

Today Pivotal and VMware announced plans to provide a joint solution that marries VMware’s new scale out infrastructure solution, Photon Platform, with Pivotal’s next-generation Cloud Native platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry. By offering Photon Platform and Pivotal Cloud Foundry as one simple to buy, comprehensive package, backed with enormous joint R&D attention, Pivotal and VMware will define the delivery and operation of custom enterprise software for the next decade.

Next-Gen Cloud Native Platform: VMware Photon + Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Today, Pivotal and VMware are announcing our intent to deliver Pivotal Cloud Foundry with the VMware Photon Platform as an integrated solution for Cloud Native Applications. The joint solution will represent a complete, turn-key Cloud Native platform for our customers. This post explains what the Photon Platform is, the significant value it adds and why it marks an important milestone in the evolution of cloud technology.

Case Study: Refactoring A Monolith Into A Cloud Native App (Part 1)

Migrating legacy, monolith apps on to Cloud Native architectures is a challenge. In this post, we delve into the details of taking an existing Java app, refactoring it, and deploying it on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. This is the first part in a series, and uses an actual legacy application, SpringTrader, as an example.

The Stoplights Metrics Dashboard for Cloud Foundry: Go or No Go

Pivotal’s Cloud Ops team provide production operation support for Pivotal Web Services, which offers Pivotal Cloud Foundry as a hosted solution. Our responsibilities include deploying releases and providing break-fix support. Monitoring the health of the system is a critical part of this process. We rely on our “stoplights” dashboard to give us a quick go/no-go look at the operational status of Pivotal Web Services (PWS).

The Purity & Tyranny Of A Blank Screen: The Greenfield Journey—Part 2

In the second part of this series on the "Cloud Native Journey," Coté focuses on the greenfield journey, defines these projects, explains what their top three goals should be, and offers ten factors that will help teams travel with success. Some of these factors include perspective, project selection and staffing, processes and 12 factor app development, and microservices. Along the way, he also provides a library of links to related resources.

Come Find Us at VMworld 2015: Aug 30-Sept 3, San Francisco

VMworld 2015 is just around the corner, and Pivotal will be there, talking to customers and partners, chatting about topics like Cloud Native applications and DevOps. There will be eight sessions where Pivotal is presenting, and we are available via many other channels. This post covers all the places you can catch up with us and check out our sessions.

Introducing GemFire for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Pivotal GemFire, a high-performance, in memory database and event-oriented persistence layer that supports strong data consistency, is now available on-demand for Pivotal Cloud Foundry. GemFire for Pivotal Cloud Foundry delivers one of the market’s most powerful in memory technologies on Pivotal’s open cloud native application platform. In this post, we’ll discuss the new GemFire for Pivotal Cloud Foundry service and how to get started today.

Going All Microservices with Spring Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry

This is a two part episode on Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. In the first part, we discussed Spring Boot and re-thinking about Java application in a process-centric way. In the second part, we discuss Spring Cloud and what it does to handle the tedious parts of creating microservices. We also talk about how Pivotal Cloud Foundry fits in as the runtime.

EMC Documentum Goes Cloud Native With Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Today, software companies across every industry must address the requirements to migrate their applications to various cloud models—public, private, and hybrid versions of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. This case study shares how EMC Documentum chose Pivotal Cloud Foundry to do so. The EMC team faced additional challenges around consumption-based pricing, packaging, and agility. Their approach is explained along with the business outcomes, which includes a 75 percent savings in deployment time.

Meet Cornelia Davis: Pivotal’s Role Model For Women In Cloud

Pivotal, with its mission to transform how the world builds software, attracts some of the best and brightest talent across the world. This week, our own Cornelia Davis, director of platform engineering for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Women in Cloud” by CloudNOW, a non-profit consortium of women in cloud computing. Not only is she at the top of her game in the industry, she is also a mother, a self described foodie, and in the past couple years has turned into a tremendous advocate for greater diversity and inclusion in software, a problem that the industry is growing to recognize with software leaders like bravely sharing its surprise at the inequality in pay, and of course this week’s popular story about the sexist reactions to an ad sparked the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign. We are sharing her story to both recognize her achievements and in hopes that her example will breed other role models across the industry—because, in her words, “no one can do this alone.”