In this post, Coté provides his fourth piece on The Cloud Native Journey. Having previously covered three topics—an introduction that included reasons for the journey, the cloud native development of new apps, and migrating legacy apps to Cloud Native architectures, he dives into organizations looking to completely transform into a Cloud Native IT department and business. There is plenty logic, references, and links to explain the shift, focusing on the meatware problem—people.
In the first installment of this series, we used the SpringTrader application as an example of an existing legacy Java app, and we outlined an approach to do two things—migrate the app to Pivotal Cloud Foundry and prepare it to run in a microservices architecture. In this post, we dive into the refactoring and modernization of one key service, enabling it to deal with real-time market data.
Part three of the Cloud Native Journey series is focused on legacy application migration and modernization. It provides a variety of factors and inputs to help guide decision-making—which legacy apps make sense to migrate, what portions make sense, where governance causes harm, how to identify agile candidates, and much more.
Concourse is a simple-yet-flexible open source continuous integration system which is maintained and developed by a team of engineers at Pivotal. For the Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) team in Toronto, which focuses on mobile services, Concourse was a useful upgrade from GoCD, our previous CI/CD system. The flexibility of Concourse enables us to continuously test and deploy our PCF Services, and with minimal setup, add a Mac Mini worker for on-device mobile testing. In this post, Pivotal’s Topher Bullock explains how to setup Concourse to continually run tests on iOS devices.
Large-scale online service architectures for enterprise applications have been validated this year, through the use of composable microservices on a structured platform. The most powerful and successful products for continuous delivery of these applications are the Pivotal Cloud Native stack, which includes Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Pivotal has continued to define and refine the Pivotal stack to bring the benefits of our structured platform to the full range of development scenarios. To that end, today Pivotal announces Spring Cloud Data Flow: Cloud Native composable microservices for ingesting, transforming, storing, and analyzing data.
Gartner predicts that by 2020, 75 percent of application purchases supporting digital business will be "build," not "buy". In line with this trend, enterprises across the globe are rediscovering how to build software in order to compete globally, attain operational excellence, and diversify business models. Over 1,000 developers have gathered in Washington, DC this week at the SpringOne conference to share how their organizations are addressing this challenge. Pivotal and Cognizant are announcing plans at the event to accelerate this digital transformation through a partnership that will focus on cloud-native application development, enabling businesses to respond to the “build or perish” imperative facing global enterprises.
Pivotal Cloud Foundry now runs Windows, Docker, and Buildpack apps on a single, integrated platform! This post provides direction for running the beta programs on AWS, vSphere, vCloud, CenturyLink Cloud and Openstack, with six supported languages, as well as a general overview and path to general availability for .NET and Docker containers.
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.
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.
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.