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Pivotal and Microsoft are working hard to make the cloud a friendlier place for .NET developers. This post describes five major advancements we’ve made in partnership with Microsoft over the past few months, including bringing cloud native patterns into your .NET code with Steeltoe, consistently deploying ASP.NET Core apps using the new buildpack, running applications in Windows Server 2016 containers, taking advantage of the Microsoft cloud by running Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Microsoft Azure, and simplifying Windows lifecycle operations using BOSH.
The Cloud Foundry community often proudly proclaims a key part of its current success and future lies in the fact that it is an opinionated platform. But what is an “opinionated” platform? The existential questions of how to deploy to the platform and run apps on the platform are answered in a specific, if not rigid, way to boost productivity. This post discusses the benefits of operating with an opinionated platform.
The new Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.8 release delivers more power and flexibility to improve the critical measure of time to value when delivering software. The release adds TCP routing to support non-HTTP/S workloads - now more legacy systems, IoT services, and containerized apps can be run on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. It also introduces service networks for operations teams, improved security features, and log-integrated metrics & monitoring.
Responding to the massive confusion regarding container runtimes and compatibility that has been simmering around the Docker project for months, and finally erupted last week, Pivotal Cloud Foundry’s Richard Seroter weighs in on why for Pivotal customers, this may be interesting news to keep an eye on, but it’s irrelevant to their success with delivering software.
Matt Walburn joined the Pivotal Cloud Foundry team this year after spending the better part of the past 3 years building a platform from scratch for a FORTUNE 50 retailer. After two years of blood, sweat, and tears, Walburn and his team ultimately launched a functional platform. But the “do it yourself” journey is not one he would recommend. And certainly not in 2016. Here are his 5 top reasons why.
At Pivotal, diversity is something we view as important, recognizing that diverse teams build better results. We also realize that it takes work and will not happen without facilitation. Pivotal platform engineer, Jeenal Shah shares a call to action for women to join her at the next free gateway event, Pivotal Cloud Foundry Industry Day, to become part of the future of modern software development and operations–one that we all aspire to have as more inclusive and diverse.
System administrators are rethinking their approach to manage large scale infrastructure. Previously, they spent an enormous amount of energy working to incrementally update machines and software. Many vendors have rallied around an idea that promises to transform the nature of infrastructure management—immutable infrastructure. To support this ideal, Pivotal created BOSH: an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, lifecycle management, and monitoring of distributed systems. BOSH has long helped Linux sysadmins achieve infrastructure immutability—and Windows administrators will soon be able to leverage BOSH to automate infrastructure management at scale.
Blockchain is considered one of the most potentially disruptive technologies to hit the financial services industry, but did you know that it can be applied beyond cryptocurrencies? In this post, one of Pivotal’s Platform Engineers, Jared Gordon, explains how blockchain architectures can run on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, provides demo apps and code downloads, and then suggests practical uses for blockchain apps which offer operational support to Cloud Foundry itself.
SpringOne Platform is the story of how a Spring development community recharged and catalyzed the enterprise, and found a partner to scale that value, through the Cloud Foundry community. As we close out the event today, Pivotal’s Stephen Casale recaps some powerful takeaways from keynote speakers Rob Mee and Adrian Cockroft, noteworthy tweets, blogs and even some books.
Day 3 kicked off with Sam Ramji, who oversees the gestalt that is the open source Cloud Foundry Foundation—where software choice and freedom are safe, and where inclusion, participation, and accountability keep it that way. Day 3 also leaned more heavily into Spring—all grown-up and with new bounce in its step through the enterprise. We offer the day's highlights...