PaaS: Buildpacks

April 22, 2014
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PaaS: Buildpacks

Buildpacks have become the way to standardize the setup of your stack in a PaaS. In some areas of PaaS, buildpacks may become displaced by Docker images and Dockerfiles, but for now they are the best and most portable option for PaaS and the majority of the PaaS ecosystem is standardizing on them.In this post…

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Demystifying WSO2 ESB Pass-Through Transport – Part III

April 22, 2014
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WSO2 ESB is the world’s fastest open-source ESB and has been battle hardened with thousands of deployments worldwide with production use cases of billions of transactions. The non-blocking HTTP transport of WSO2 ESB, which is known as Pass-Through Transport, is the key component behind this resounding success. Part I covered the fundamentals related to the…

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How to Use a CDN with Your OpenShift Application

April 22, 2014
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How to Use a CDN with Your OpenShift Application

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) can be used in concert with OpenShift to rev up the performance and availability of your websites. OpenShift's auto-scaling feature equips web applications to handle increases in requests for site content, which may or may not be dynamically generated. CDNs, also known as Content Distribution Networks, can help to reduce some…

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Microsoft Azure Web Sites Ready to Take on Public PaaS Leaders

April 22, 2014
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With the software update announced last week, Microsoft nearly closed the gap between it and other leading Platform-as-a-Service offerings. With refined pricing, free SSL support, global DNS load balancing, and the introduction of Java support, Azure W...

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Beyond Cloud and Back to Basics

April 22, 2014
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Beyond Cloud and Back to Basics

Note: This blog was co-authored by our CEO, SInclair Schuller Somewhere, a few years ago perhaps, many in the tech industry became focused on perfecting individual cloud layers – PaaS, IaaS, etc. – and went wild with the “as-a-Service” moniker. Without a principal framework though, one fundamental problem cloud was supposed to solve–namely, reducing frictions among…

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Announcing Tagging for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

April 22, 2014
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We are pleased to announce that you can now add tags to your AWS Elastic Beanstalk environments. A tag consists of a user-defined key and value. Tags added to your environment are automatically propagated to underlying resources that make up your Elast...

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